Douglas A. Conrad
My teaching foci are three-fold: finance and risk and insurance principles and applications (MHA in-residence and Executive-MHA programs) and health economics and finance (area leader) in the PhD Program in Health Services.
EducationPhD University of Chicago, 1978 (Business, Economics, Finance)
MBA University of Chicago, 1976 (Business Admin, Finance)
MHA University of Washington, 1973 (Health Administration)
BS University of Washington, 1970 (Psychology)
Contact Infoemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
office: H662, Health Sciences Building
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195-7660
campus box: 357660
Douglas Conrad's fields of specialization in economics are industrial organization and corporate finance. Dr. Conrad's teaching focuses on risk and insurance principles and managerial finance in health services and managed care, primarily in the MHA and PhD programs of the Department of Health Services. His current research examines the effects of financial incentives on health care quality, physician compensation models in physician group practices, conceptual development and performance of integrated health systems, and the outcomes of community care networks in the United States.
Conrad DA, Vaughn M, Grembowski D, Marcus-Smith M. Implementing Value-Based Payment Reform: A Conceptual Framework and Case Examples. Med Care Res Rev. 2016 Aug;73(4):437-57. doi: 10.1177/1077558715615774. PMID: 26545852
Conrad DA. The Theory of Value-Based Payment Incentives and Their Application to Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2015 Nov 9. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12408. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26549041 PMCID: PMC5338202
Koshy RA, Conrad DA, Grembowski D. Lessons from Washington State's Medical Home Payment Pilot: What It Will Take to Change American Health Care. Popul Health Manag. 2015 Aug;18(4):237-45. doi: 10.1089/pop.2014.0117. Epub 2015 Jan 21. PMID: 25606742
Cunha-Cruz J, Milgrom P, Shirtcliff RM, Bailit HL, Huebner CE, Conrad D, Ludwig S, Mitchell M, Dysert J, Allen G, Scott J, Mancl L. Population-centered Risk- and Evidence-based Dental Interprofessional Care Team (PREDICT): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Jun 20;16:278. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0786-y. PMID: 26091669 PMCID: PMC4475615
This project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will perform cross-cutting evaluation of eight payment reform efforts designed to promote high-value health care outcomes through leveraging existing market knowledge, partnerships and resources in different states and regions of the United States.
This project, funded by the Commonwealth Fund, examined patient-centered, primary care innovation occurring in Washington State, using five provider organizations to capture variations in culture, organizational structure, and environment that are related to the implementation and impact of patient-centered innovation.
Shared Decision Making Project
The Shared Decision Making Project works with clinical sites to demonstrate and evaluate the use of shared decision making and patient decision aids. Shared decision making helps patients make informed decisions about treatment options for preference-sensitive conditions
The Network Study
Research with Kaiser Permanente Georgia (Douglas Roblin, PI: Douglas Conrad, Co-PI): investigates the effects of financial incentives on use of health services and patient satisfaction with care
The Community Care Network Evaluation
Douglas Conrad, Co-PI: project is national evaluation of community care networks in 25 sites. Primary aim of my portion is to assess outcomes (access, care coordination, cost) of the community health partnerships
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Research
Dr. Conrad collaborates with the MGMA Center for Research on research projects involving the determinants of efficiency and effectiveness in medical group practice