Mission

The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) resides within the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and is an appointing department of Harvard Medical School.  

DPM's core mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through innovative research and teaching.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

TreeScan public release

The TreeScan analysis software has now been publicly released. TreeScan is data mining software which is used for the detection and evaluation of drug and vaccine adverse reactions. This first public version of the software includes powerful statistical modeling additions. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. It can be downloaded at www.treescan.org and is easy to install on your computer.

Recent news

Jan 21 2015Navigating the Rise of High-Deductible Health Insurance

In this week’s JAMA “Viewpoint” commentary, the authors discuss implications of high-deductible health plans for out-of-pocket childbirth costs and suggest policy responses.

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Jan 20 2015Impact of Transition from Medicaid to Medicare Part D for those with Serious Mental Illness

When Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage started in 2006, many experts voiced concerns about disabled patients with serious mental illness making the transition from Medicaid to Medicare. 

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Nov 21 2014Study Finds Chronic Disease Outcomes Unchanged After Health Reform

DPM researchers and colleagues have found that patients with chronic disease experienced little improvement in their health status following Massachusetts health reform. 

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