Michael  Manocchia

Adjunct • Professor

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Medical Sociology

Research Methods and Program Evaluation

Applied Research Settings

Health Care and Health Insurance

Health Care Reform

Social Inequalities in Health

Education

URI (BA) 1988

UCONN (MA) 1990

Northeastern University (PhD) 2000

Biography

Cigna Healthcare, Bloomfield, CT (www.cigna.com)
EXPERIENCE: Senior Research Scientist and Analytic Leader: May 2011-Present
Sr. Scientist position leading a team of program evaluation researchers that conducting prospective, randomized trials in health management, disability research, health and wellness, and pharmacy-related research activities to change member health and behavior. Responsible for working with stakeholders, drafting research protocols, overseeing research staff, conducting statistical plans,
conducting statistical analysis, presenting results to stakeholders within and outside the company.

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Jacksonville, FL (www.bcbsfl.com)
Informatics Research Scientist, Medical Informatics July 2008 – April 2011
Sr. Director position leading a team that includes two research scientist, two senior analysts, a business manager and a 3-person HEDIS quality research team. Developing informatics tools, analyses, results and reports that assist care management, Wellness, Retail Health and Sales. My group conducts predictive modeling, program evaluation research, algorithm development leading to health concept variables. We also use research design training to develop member level campaigns. These campaigns are usually randomized designs. Thorough understanding and use of medical claims, health risk surveys, QOL surveys, advanced data collection and analytic techniques.

 

Ingenix – A United Health Care company, Waltham, Massachusetts (www.ingenix.com)
Director, Outcomes and Evaluation, Innovative Business Solutions May 2007 – June 2008
Innovative Business Solutions Division: Home of Impact Pro and Symmetry (ETG, ERG, PRG, EBM). Working to develop a product/module, health information solution that combines administrative claims data with self report information with the goal being to assist care management companies with clinical, risk/severity, behavior, attitudinal and social context variables pertinent to intervention. Patenting the idea of Health Management Group methodology with United’s patent attorneys. Direct a team of six people, build and implement research project plan including research database build, methodology development, business requirements and functional specifications for a software product. Work on white papers related to Impact Pro and Symmetry and present on both topics. Work on health management consulting projects with Reden and Anders consulting unit.

 

Health Dialog Data Service, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts (www.healthdialog.com)
Director, Outcomes Research October 2004 – June 2007
Lead implementation and evaluation of all self-reported data activities associated with Health Dialog disease management offerings. Contribute Patient Reported Outcomes research background to all
lines of business and experience in applied research and consulting organizations. Presently,
participating in one of Medicare’s Chronic Care Improvement Program disease management national
pilots and a pilot with the National Health Service on preference sensitive conditions.



Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island (www.bscsri.com)
Manager, Research and Outcomes in the Health and Wellness Division Jan. 2001 – Oct. 2004
Responsible for the creation of academic and business research partnerships that lead to revenue and program build out for the Health and Wellness Division at BCBSRI. This includes working in concert with outside researchers on federal grant proposals and private business request for proposals. Act as Principal Investigator on primary or sub-contract awards. Responsible for financial monitoring, staff build, research protocol implementation, analysis planning and report and presentation follow through of funded studies. In my time at BCBSRI, I have built an Outcomes Measurement and Reporting System for the Division and oversee a team of outcomes consultants to show measurable results associated with the Division’s Health Promotion, Disease Management and Work Site Wellness programs. This system incorporates program participation, health care claims and self-report data all leading to a return on investment analysis, which I lead.

 

Health and Addictions Research, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts (www.har.org)
Outcomes Research Scientist, November 2000 – January 2001
Responsible for developing and overseeing Health and Addictions Research’s work in the substance
abuse treatment outcomes and patient satisfaction arena. Led the Treatment Outcomes and
Performance Pilot Study, a SAMHSA-funded project that will identify appropriate outcomes for substance abuse treatment. Leading analysis and write-up in the Adult Substance Abusers –
Managed Care Enhancement/Expansion Study among adult substance abusers in the managed care
system.

 

The Picker Institute (affiliate of CareGroup, Inc./ Harvard Medical School) Boston, Massachusetts Principal Scientist, May 2000-October 2000 (http://www.pickerinstitute.org)
Research and Development Associate, September 1998- May 2000
Situated on R&D team: Purposive tasks to project manage and conduct funded research projects. Projects have included development of a Health Care Employee Perspective instrument, a Vietnamese and Chinese patient experience instrument and acting as principal investigator for the AHRQ funded National CAHPS Bench-marking Database housed at the Picker Institute. Reported to Paul Cleary, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School.



New England Medical Center Boston, Massachusetts (www.nemc.org/dccr)
Senior Research Analyst, The Health Institute [THI], September 1997-August 1998 (www.nemc.org)
Research Analyst, The Health Institute [THI], August 1996-August 1997
Support THI Director, John E. Ware, Jr. Ph.D., developer of the SF-36, on projects in the area of health-related quality of life, health outcomes and health services research.

 

Tufts University Boston, Massachusetts (http://csdd.tufts.edu)
Research Coordinator, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, March 1993-July 1996
Reported to Louis Lasagna, M.D. Dean – Tufts Graduate Biomedical Research School.


 

Affiliations

University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
EXPERIENCE: Adjunct Professor, Sociology Department, September 2009-Present: Teach undergraduate sociology classes: SYO4400: Health, Society and Illness.


University of Rhode Island Kingston, Rhode Island (www.uri.edu/artsci/soc)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Three-year appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology, January 2001-December 2004: Teach undergraduate sociology classes: Sociology 224
[Health, Illness, and Medical Care], Sociology 424 [Health Care Systems] and Sociology 100
[Introduction to Sociology] 1999-2005


Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island (http://www.lifespan.org/BehavMed/)
Adjunct Faculty, Three-year appointment in the Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine to collaborate with colleagues on health promotion research projects. Appointment began September 2003.

 

Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts (http://www.casdn.neu.edu/%7esocant/)
Adjunct Faculty for Quantitative Research Methods [Soci3117] January-May 2003

 

Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts ww.hsph.harvard.edu/mph/hcmweb.html)
Teaching Assistant for Health Outcomes course [HPM 254cd] January-May 1997, January-May 1998

 

New England Institute of Technology Providence, Rhode Island (www.neit.edu)
Adjunct Instructor, January 1995-December 1996: Taught Introduction to Sociology
and Technology and Society courses.

Grants and Contracts Awarded

NIH FUNDING:

B.Irvine (P.I.) June 1, 2012 - May 30, 2014 - Manocchia, M. Co-Investigator

NIH SBIR Grant: Back Pain Phase II, Get Back on Track: Creation of an Effective Back Pain Management internet program, which will be a comprehensive and fully functional intervention, available for purchase and licesing by EAPs, employers and health insurers as a stand alone, educational and self-help resource, and to medical clinics as an adjunct to medical care for NLBP.

Get Back on Track consists of multi-disciplinary, self-treatment intervention designed for six weekly visits. The intervention, expanded in this Phase II grant, which will refine Phase I content and include content for 5 additional weekly visits. The study will test the additions of weekly support, cognitive behavioral education, personalized goal setting, action planning and progress tracking.

 

R01 DP000108 R.H.Ross (P.I.) April 1, 2005 – September 29, 2008
CDC/HPRI
Worksites overweight/obesity control/prevention trial
Purpose. The “Worksites overweight/obesity prevention/control trial” (04/01/05 – 09/29/07) is a CDC-sponsored 30-month, 4-arm (3 Test/1 Control), small employer (51-249 regular employee) cluster-randomized control trial conducted at the University of Vermont in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont. The objective is to gauge the relative effectiveness—compared to no program at all—of 3 distinct program approaches (“Individual,” “Environmental,” “Combined”) to reducing employee behavioral health risk factors (unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, unmitigated stress, tobacco addiction). Preliminary Findings. Baseline to 1st Follow-up (6-8 mo) readings on clinical outcomes (run December 2006 on 647 participants for whom these data were then available) show across-the-board declines. Across the “Combined” (158 participants), “Individual” (165), “Environmental” (179), and Control (145) arms, respectively, unit declines were (BMI) -0.3, -0.22, -0.05, -0.21; (Waist circumference) -1.83, -1.75, -2.28, -0.65; (Weight) -1.56, -1.01, -1.68, -0.52; (LDL) -15.09, -7.34, -9.56, -9.32; (Cholesterol) -28.04, -17.76, -22.77, -21.32; (Glucose) -4.24, -1.78, -0.31, -3.76; (Blood pressure) -8.41, -6.93, -10.49, -5.27. Discussion. Between Test and Control arm participants, the latter declined (always at a < rate) right along with the former: though they received no wellness programming they did receive the same baseline and follow-up clinical readings as the former. Among Test arm participants, those in the “Combined” dropped the most on 5 of 7 outcomes. Between “Individual” and “Environmental” arm participants, the latter dropped more on 5 of 7 outcomes. The strongest Test arm intervention was the “Combined,” followed by the “Environmental.” Conclusion. Small firms might well pursue the “Environmental” approach, alone and in combination with the “Individual,” to reducing employee health risk factors.
Role: Co-Investigator.

 

National Blue Print Mini-Grant Program M.Manocchia (P.I.) April 1, 2003 – March 30, 2004
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults 50 and Older
An innovative, health promotion program to invite Rhode Island residents age 50 and older to participate in a state-wide physical activity campaign. Recruited 973 “Look Up to Fitness” participants who were surveyed pre and post with outcomes and satisfaction surveys and recorded physical activity diaries. The program achieved increased physical activity levels in this population including overall physical activity, aerobic activity, increased muscle strength and endurance and a reduction in BMI from 24.7 to 23.3 kg/m3. Satisfaction survey indicated a positive outlook on continuing physical activity and an overall enjoyment of the program.
Role: P.I.



1R43HL074458-01 Pignatelli, C. (P.I.) July 1, 2003 – June 30, 2004
NIH
Improving Hypertension Care Using the Internet
The aim of this Phase 1 SBIR was to develop and test and formatively test a working prototype of an interactive website with the following major functions, based on consensus guidelines for hypertension care from the Sixth Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC6), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health: 1) to proactively query patients, before each visit with a health care provider, to understand what hypertension care evidence-based guidelines suggest they are due, 2) to provide brief, tailored, on-screen feedback to patients regarding the hypertension care they are due, 3) to provide brief, tailored, faxed reminders to health care providers, timed to coincide with the patients' visit, regarding the hypertension care they are due. This expands on the current work of Green Lights, Inc. in developing a single website, www.myexpertdoctor.com, where patients would have access to computer tailored, guideline-based recommendations, for the management of the most common health conditions in the US.
Role: Sub-contractor: recruited hypertension subjects for Dr. Pignatelli and Sciamanna from BCBSRI with PI and Co-I.

 

1R43AR050358-01 Pignatelli, C. (P.I.) Sept. 1, 2003 – August, 30, 2004
NIH
Improving Osteoarthritis Care Using the Internet
The aim of this Phase 1 SBIR was to develop and test and formatively test a working prototype of an interactive website with the following major functions, based on consensus guidelines for osteoarthritis care from the American College of Rheumatology Subcommittee on Osteoarthritis Guidelines: 1) to proactively query patients, before each visit with a health care provider, to understand what osteoarthritis care the consensus guidelines suggest they are due, 2) to provide brief, tailored, onscreen feedback to patients regarding the osteoarthrits care they are due, 3) to provide brief, tailored, faxed reminders to health care providers, timed to coincide with the patients' visit, regarding the osteoarthritis care they are due. This expands on the current work of Green Lights, Inc. in developing a single website, www.myexpertdoctor.com, where patients would have access to computer tailored, guideline-based recommendations, for the management of the most common health conditions in the US. We believe this approach has significant potential for disseminating evidence-based consensus guidelines for osteoarthrits and therefore have a significant and positive impact on osteoarthritis-related disability in the United States. The prototype interactive website has the potential to be marketed to the following three parties: 1) patients will want to use the system to learn what to expect and what questions to ask during their doctor visits, 2) health care providers will want to use the system to streamline their care of chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis and be sure that it is evidence-based and 3) managed care organizations will be interested in the potential of the system as a quality improvement initiative possibly to satisfy requirements from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, [Assurance, 1998 #249].
Role: Sub-contractor: recruited arthritis subjects for Dr. Pignatelli and Sciamanna from BCBSRI and published with PI and Co-I.

 

OWNERSHIP: HSS_LLC. Ponte Vedra, FL. President. Responsible for direction and
2005-Present leading scientific measurement activities of a health care and wellness data capture, health
technology firm. Primarily responsible for business development and scientific proposal development
and organization of database work for the firm. In addition, I lead product development in the wellness industry, including organizational risk assessments, specialized data collection tools and survey research activities associated with health care and wellness measurement (www.healthscansolutions.com; www.orasurvey.com).

 

CONSULTING The Picker Institute, Westat, Inc. and Quality Measurement Advisory Service: Provided scientific \PROJECTS: support on the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database upon departure from the Picker Institute.
Assisted with Annual NCBD Report for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; case-mix \ adjusted national databases; Produced ad-hoc analyses and write-ups for external clients: November
2000-May 2001

 

Boston Health Economics: Provide scientific advice on the choice of health-related quality of life instruments to expand existing health outcomes work with pharmaceutical firms: March 2001-Present

 

National Research Corporation: Provide scientific advice on the health care employee survey that I co- developed with Dr. Michael Massagli at The Picker Institute, which was sold to NRC: March 2002-Present

 

Quality Health Solutions: Provide scientific consult for this health promotion company.

 

Oregon Center for Applied Sciences: Provide scientific consult for this health promotion company.

 

Quality Metric: Provided scientific consult for their move into the health management industry.
 

Publications & Presentations

Publications:

Manocchia, M, Wang, M, Dorceus, A and Hong, Y (20121). Health care consumer susceptibility to health care fraud: An analysis of BHI algorithms. Accepted to the International Journal of Public Policy.

 

Veroff, D, Sullivan, L, Shoptaw, E, Venator, B, Ochoa-Avelo, T, Baxter, J, Manocchia, M and Wennberg D. 2012. Improving Self Care in Heart Failure for Seniors: The Impact of Video and Written Education and Decision Aids. Population Health Management. Vol 14: 1-9.

 

Manocchia, M, Pokuri A., and Nguyen, N. (2011). Appropriate use of emergency room visits in Florida: : A longitudinal analysis using the NYU ED Algorithm. Submitting to Social Science and Medicine.

 

Manocchia, M and Dunn D (2008). Creating Quality Composite Scores: Challenges and Issues in Physician Quality Measurement. Waltham, MA: Ingenix (White Paper).

 

Martin M, Blaisdell-Gross B, Fortin EW, Maruish ME, Manocchia M, Sun X, Walker DR, Apple JL, Ware JE Jr. (2007)
Health-related quality of life of heart failure and coronary artery disease patients improved during participation in disease management programs: a longitudinal observational study. Disease Management June(10): 164-178.

 

Hartmann CW, Sciamanna CN, Blanch DC, Mui S, Lawless H, Manocchia M, Rosen RK, Pietropaoli A. (2007). A website to improve asthma care by suggesting patient questions for physicians: qualitative analysis of user experiences. J Med Internet Res. 2007 Feb 7;9(1):e3

 

Howland, J, Peterson, E, Manocchia, M, et al. 2006. Health care provider awareness and perceptions of hip protectors. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics 25(1): 1-16.

 

Sciamanna CN, Nicholson RA, Lofland JH, Manocchia M, Mui S, Hartman CW. 2006. Effects of a Website designed to improve the management of migraines. Headache. Jan;46(1):92-100.

 

Suga, J Marie, Glicksman, Arvin, Manocchia, Michael. 2005. ASSESSING PREDICTORS AND COLON CANCER SCREENING IN THE INSURED POPULATION. Medicine and Health Rhode Island, pg.64.

 

Menzin J, Brown JS, Manocchia M, Kitch B, Marton JP, Friedman M, Xuan J. Prevalence and awareness of respiratory disease in community settings: Early findings from the Respiratory Health Promotion Study (RHPS). J119. Proc Amer Thorac Soc. 2005; 2(Abstracts):A411.

 

Sciamanna CN, Harrold LR, Manocchia M, Walker NJ, Mui S. 2005. The effect of web-based, personalized, osteoarthritis quality improvement feedback on patient satisfaction with osteoarthritis care. Am J Med Qual. 2005 May-Jun;20(3):127-37.

 

Manocchia, M., Brown J., and Finkelstein J. 2004. The Relationship Between Mental Distress, Health Risks and Health Care Costs From the Managed Care Health Risk Assessment Database. Value in Health Journal 7(3): 281.

 

Brown J., Menzin, J. and Manocchia, M. 2004. Using Health Risk Appraisal Data For Assessing Predictors of Hypertension Treatment. Value in Health Journal 7(3): 318.

 

Joffe, S., Manocchia, M., Cleary, P., and Weeks, J. 2003. What do patients value in their hospital care? An empirical perspective on autonomy centred. Journal of Medical Ethics Apr;29(2):103-8.

 

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Massagli, M., Clarridge, B., Manocchia, M., Davis, R.B., Iezzoni, L. and Phillips, R.S. 2003. Linguistic and cultural barriers to care: Perspectives of Asian-American immigrants. Journal of General Internal Medicine Jan;18(1):44-52.

 

Manocchia, M., Ware, J. and Keller, S. 2001. Sleep problems and their effect on perceptions of health, work outcomes, and health care utilization. Quality of Life Research 10(4):331-45.

 

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Massagli, M., Clarridge, B., Manocchia, M., and Iezzoni, L. 2000. Patient-Centered Quality Measures for Asian Americans: Research in Progress. American Journal of Medical Quality 15(4):167-173.

 

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Massagli, M., Clarridge, B., Manocchia, M., and Iezzoni, L. 2000. Results from Vietnamese Focus Groups from the Asian American Survey Project. Journal of General and Internal Medicine 15:165.

 

Ware JE, Jr, Bayliss MS, Mannocchia M, and Davis GL. 1999. Health-related quality of life in chronic hepatitis C: impact of disease and treatment response. The Interventional Therapy Group. Hepatology. Aug;30(2):550-5

 

Manocchia, M. 1999. Software Review: A review of SimCity. Teaching Sociology 27(2): 212-215.

 

DiMasi, J. and Manocchia, M. 1997. Initiatives to speed new drug development and regulatory review: The impact of FDA-Sponsor Conferences. Drug Information Journal, 31:771-788.

 

Shulman, S. and Manocchia, M. 1997. The Orphan Drug Act of 1983: An Update. PharmacoEconomics, 12:312-326.

 

Manocchia, M. and Lasagna, L. 1997. The Betaseron Lottery: Health Policy Implications.
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 62-241-248.

 

Kaitin, K.I. and Manocchia, M. 1997. The New Drug Approvals of 1993, 1994, and 1995: Trends in Drug Development. The American Journal of Therapeutics, 4:46-54.

 

Gosse, M. and Manocchia, M. 1996. The First Biopharmaceuticals Approved in the United States: 1980-1994.
Drug Information Journal, 30:991-1001.

 

Bakke, O., Manocchia, M., de Abajo, F., Kaitin, K.I., and Lasagna, L. 1995. Drug Discontinuations in the United Kingdom, United States, and Spain from 1974 through 1993: A Regulatory Perspective. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 58(1): 108-117.

 

Shulman, S.R., Hewitt, P., and Manocchia, M. 1995. Studies and Inquiries into the FDA Regulatory Process: A Historical Review. Drug Information Journal 29:318-413.

 

Shulman, S.R., Manocchia, M. and Seibring, M., 1994. The Drug Export Amendments Act of 1986: Is it all it was intended to be? Food and Drug Law Journal 49(2): 367-384.

 

Kaitin, K.I., Manocchia, M. Seibring, M., and Lasagna, L. 1994. The New Drug Approvals of 1990, 1991, and 1992: Trends in Drug Development. Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 34:120-127.

 

Presentations:

Manocchia, M. Moneyball Analytics, Presentations on Applied Analytics at Various National Forums for Cigna Health care. 2012 and 2013.

 

Manocchia, M. and Pokuri, A. 2010. Appropriate use of emergency department (ED) services in Florida: A longitudinal analysis using the NYU ED Algorithm. American Public Health Association, Annual Conference, Denver, CO: November 7, 2010

 

Manocchia, M. 2010. Health care consumer susceptibility to medical care fraud: An exploration of BHI Algorithms, BCBSA Blue Works Conference Chicago, IL: October 5, 2010.

 

Manocchia, M and Newman, M. 2010. The use of a clinical rules engine to standardize health care quality measurement. BCBSA Blue Works Conference, Chicago, IL: October 5, 2010

 

Wilberger, A., Manocchia, M. and Gladowski, P. 2010. Back study complications in the BCBSA Blue Health Intelligence Database. American Association of Neuro-Surgeons, Philadelphia, PA: May 15, 2010.

 

Manocchia, M. 2008. The Development of Health Management Concepts. Ingenix Health Care Conference, May 2008, Orlando, FL

 

Manocchia, M. 2007. The use of HRA and Claims data to look at the impacts of smoking on preventive testing. Poster presented at the AHIP conference, San Diego, CA: Oct. 27, 2007

 

Manocchia, M., Rakowski, B. 2004. Cigarette smoking and preventive health screening in a commercially-insured population. Poster presented at the Academy Health Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA June 6, 2004.

 

Manocchia, M., Brown, J., and Menzin, J. 2004. The relationship between mental distress, health risks and health care costs from the Managed Care Health Risk Assessment Database. Presented at the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research, Washington, D.C. May 17, 2004.

 

Menzin, J., Brown. J. and Manocchia, M. 2004. Workshop entitled: How can health risk appraisal data contribute to cardiovascular outcomes research? Workship presented at the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research, Washington, D.C. May 17, 2004.

 

Brown, J., Menzin, J. and Manocchia, M. 2004. Presentation entitled: Using Health risk appraisal data for assessing predictors of hypertension treatment? Presented at the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research, Washington, D.C. May 18, 2004.

 

Manocchia, M. and Chalmers, C. 2004. Connecting Health Lifestyle and Risk with the Medical Experience: the Health Survey and Medical Encounters Database, April 28, 2004. Presented at the BCBSA National Medical Management Forum, Chicago, IL, April 26, 2004.

 

Manocchia, M. 2004. The relationship between smoking status and preventive testing from the Managed Care Health Risk Assessment Database. Presented at Medstat, Washington, D.C. April 3, 2004.

 

Manocchia, M. and Chalmers, C. 2003. The Freshman Class Leads to a Return on Investment. Presented at the National Medical Management Forum, Chicago, IL, April 28, 2003.

 

Kasten, L., Mannochia, M., Brolin, M. & Larson, M.J. 2002. Wrap-around services in substance abuse treatment: Differences between managed care and fee-for-service plans. Presentation at the 130th American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 9-13, 2002.

 

Joffe, S., Manocchia, M., Cleary, P., and Weeks, J. 2001. Trust, involvement in decisions, and respect for persons among hospitalized persons. Presented at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Boston, MA, November 2001.

 

Manocchia, M. 2001. Results from the Technical Assistance and Training Survey for the Community Health Network Affiliation-17 sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, June 13, 2001.Cambridge, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 2001. A Primer on Patient Satisfaction Survey Research. Presented to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Consumer Advisory Board, March 18, 2001. Boston, MA.

 

Massagli, M. and Manochia, M. 2000. Relationships between Worker Satisfaction and Perceptions of Quality.
Presented at The Picker Institute’s Annual Symposium, July 13, 2000. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 2000. Lessons learned from the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database Phase II Activities. Presented at the NCBD Advisory Group at the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, June 20, 2000. Washington, D.C.

 

Manocchia, M. 2000. Nurse perceptions of their work environment. Data from the Employee Survey Pilot Test: Presented at the VHA Nursing Leadership Conference, June 14, 2000. Boston, MA.

 

Ngo-Metzger, Q., Massagli, M., Clarridge, B., Manocchia, M., and Iezzoni, L 2000. The Structure of the Asian American Survey Project: First Year Lessons. Presented at the American Journal of Medical Quality Meeting, May 2000. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 2000. The effect of investor-owned HMOs on the quality of patient experiences. Evidence from the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans National Benchmarking Database. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society’s 2000 Annual Meeting, March 21, 2000. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Manocchia, M. 1999. The effect of Sleep Problems on Health Related Quality of Life: Evidence from the Medical Outcomes Study. Presentation made for the COPR Seminar Series at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, December 17, 1999. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 1999. Reliability of the Picker Adult Inpatient Survey. Presented at The University Health Consortium’s User Meeting. July 16, 1999. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 1999. Employee Satisfaction and Patient Satisfaction: Research in Progress. Preliminary Results. Presented at The Picker Institute’s Annual Symposium, July 16, 1999. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 1999. Pharmaceutical Benefits Managers: Further Evidence of the Corporate Control of Medicine in the United States. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting, March 6, 1999, Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. and Ware, J.E. 1998. Evaluating the Effects of Treatments on Functional Health and Well Being: An Analysis of SF-36 Studies. Submitted to the 20th Annual Meeting of Society for Medical Decision Making, October 25-28, 1998, Cambridge, MA.

 

Zhao, S., Dedhiya, S., Kosinski, M., Manocchia, M., and Ware, J.E. 1998. The Responsiveness of Disease Specific and Generic Health Measures to Changes in the Severity of Osteoarthritis. Presented at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Annual Meeting, May 27-30, 1998, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Manocchia, M. 1998. The Relationship between Social Support and HRQOL. Data from the Medical Outcomes Study. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society s Annual Meeting, March 21, 1998, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Manocchia, M., Keller, S., and Ware, Jr., J.E. 1997. The Sick Role as a Moderator of Employment Status and Health Outcomes. Presented at the American Sociological Society s Annual Meeting, August 12, 1997, Toronto, Canada.

 

Manocchia, M. 1997. A Primer on Health Related Quality of Life. Lecture and data presented at Rhode Island College (Sandra Enos, Ph.D., Professor). May 4, 1997 & November 20, 1997, Providence, RI.

 

Manocchia, M., Keller, S., and Ware, Jr., J.E. 1997. Sick Role Assessment: An evaluation of the Will to Function scale contained in the Medical Outcomes Study. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting, April 10, 1997, Baltimore, MD.

 

Manocchia, M. 1996. The Social Construction of Virtual Reality: The SimCity Experience.
Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society s Annual Meeting, March 31, 1996, Boston, MA.

 

DiMasi, J.D. and Manocchia., M. 1996. The Effect of FDA-Sponsor Conferences on New Drug Development.
Presented at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 26, 1996, Orlando, FL.

 

Gosse, M., and Manocchia, M. 1996. Trends in Biotechnology: 1980-1994.
Presented at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 26, 1996, Orlando, FL.

 

Kaitin, K.I. and Manocchia, M. 1996. The New Drug Approvals of 1993, 1994, and 1995: Trends in New Drug Development. Presented at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 26, 1996, Orlando, FL.

 

Manocchia, M. 1995. The Betaseron Lottery: Health Policy Implications. Presented at the American Sociological Association s Annual Meeting, August 20, 1995, Washington, D.C.

 

Bakke, O. , Manocchia, M. et al. 1995. Drug Safety Discontinuations: A Comparison of UK, US, and Spain 1974-1993. Presented at the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 15-17, 1995, San Diego, CA.

 

Kaitin, K.I., Manocchia, M., Seibring, M., and Lasagna, L. 1994. The New Drug Approvals of 1990, 1991, and 1992: Trends in Drug Development. Presented at the American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 20, 1994, New Orleans, LA.

Reports:

Corporate reports on Disease Management, Health and Wellness for clients at Cigna, BCBSFL, BCBSRI, and Health Dialog.

 

Annual Report of The National CAHPS Benchmarking Database 2000. 2001. AHRQ Pub. No. 01-0005. Rockville, MD. 2002 to Present.

 

DeFilippi, M, Manocchia, M. et al. 2001. Methadone System Summary Report: Quality Improvement Collaborative for Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. August 2001.

 

Sock, D., Manocchia, M. et al. 2001. Pregnant Detox Program System Summary Report: Quality Improvement Collaborative for Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. July 2001.

 

DeRoche, C. Manocchia, M. et al. 2001. Methadone Site Visit Benchmarking Reports for Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and Massachusetts Regulated Methadone Programs. April 2001.

 

Sock, D., Manocchia, M. et al. 2001. Family Shelter System Summary Report: Quality Improvement Collaborative for Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. January 2001.

 

Manocchia, M. et al. 2000. Phase III National CAHPS Benchmarking Database sponsor reports. AHRQ funded NCBD benchmarking project. Reports to Adult and Child Commercial and Medicaid Health Plan sponsors. October and November 2000.

 

Margaret Gerteis, Teresa Harrison, Cara V. James, Michael Manocchia, and Susan Edgman-Levitan. 2000. Getting Behind the Numbers: Understanding Patients' Assessments of Managed Care. The Commonwealth Fund. Publication #428. New York, NY.

 

Manocchia, M. et al, 2000. Case mix adjustment of Adult Inpatient Hospitals in Cleveland, Buffalo and Eastern Michigan. For Ford Motor Company Consumer Reports. October 2000.

 

Manocchia, M. and Lewy. J. 2000. Health Center Focus Group Summary Reports for South Cove Health Center, Dorchester House, Little House, and Worcester Health Center in fulfillment of the Quality Measures for Asian Americans Survey Research Project. The Picker Institute, Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. and Massagli, M. 2000. Employee Survey Reports for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Deaconess Glover, Deaconess Nashoba, Deaconess Waltham, Mount Auburn Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital: Results from the pilot test with the employee survey measure version 1.0. The Picker Institute. Boston, MA.

 

Manocchia, M. 2000. Individual case reports on Fallon Community Health Plan, Tufts Associated Health Plan, Av-Med, Inc., and Neighborhood Health Partnership as part of Documenting Effective Practices by Managed Care Plans in Providing Patient-Centered Care. Submitted in fulfillment of a Common Wealth Fund Foundation Grant, April, 2000.

 

Manocchia, M. et al. 2000. Phase II Reports to National CAHPS Benchmarking Database sponsors. AHRQ funded NCBD benchmarking project. Reports to Adult and Child Commercial and Medicaid Health Plan sponsors. October and November 1999.

 

Manocchia, M. and Massagli, M. 1999. Caregroup, Inc. Employee Survey Report: Overall results from the pilot test with the employee survey measure version 1.0. The Picker Institute. Boston, MA.

 

Bayliss, M. and Manocchia, M. 1997. Health-related quality of life among chronic Hepatitis-C patients: Results from Schering-Plough Clinical Studies C95-144 and I95-144. Consulting, executive summary and company report provided to Schering, Inc.

 

Manocchia, M. 1997. Evaluation of Alzheimer patient and care-giver health related quality of life from the Aricept cross-sectional outcomes research study. Consulting and company report provided to Pfizer, Inc.

 

Manocchia, M., Keller, S. and Ware, Jr., J.E. 1997. The effect of sleep problems on health-related quality of life, work outcomes and health care utilization: Data from the Medical Outcomes Study. Consulting and company report provided to Searle, Inc.

 

Shulman, S.R., Seibring, M. and Manocchia, M. 1995. Letter submitted to Senator Gregg on the FDA Export Reform and Enhancement Act of 1995 (S.593) [p.47-48] hearing before the Subcommittee on Aging of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred and Fourth Congress, First Session, July 13, 1995. U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C.

 

Brown, J.S., DiMasi, J.D., Gosse, M.E., Manocchia, M., Kaitin, K.I., and Shulman, S. 1995. Incentives for the development of drugs for AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses: Points to consider. Presented to Public/Private Issues and Development Subcommittees of the National Task Force on Aids Drug Development. April 25, 1995. Bethesda, MD.

 

Books or Book Chapters:

Manocchia, M. et al. 1998. SF-36 Annotated Bibliography 1988- 1996 (2nd Edition).
Boston, MA: The Health Assessment Laboratory, New England Medical Center. [ISBN #: 1-8910-01-4]

 

Keller, S. and Manocchia, M. 1998. Assessment of Humanistic Outcomes: Module 3 Workbook (Psychometric Theory and Interpretation of Scale Scores). Contributed annotative bibliography and test questions to this American College of Clinical Pharmacy workbook.
 

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