The list below includes sessions and posters featuring Commonwealth Fund staff, grantees, and Harkness Fellows. For more information, go to the AcademyHealth website.


Commonwealth Fund Staff

Sunday, June 24

12:15pm – 1:45pm (Poster Session A)

“In Their Own Words: Barriers and Solutions to Achieving High-Quality Care for Low-Income Patients”

“Health Care Affordability in the Individual and Employer Markets: Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Health Care Affordability Tracking Survey, 2014–2016”

“Women’s Experiences in the ACA Marketplaces and Medicaid: Findings from the Commonwealth Fund Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, March–June 2017”

Monday, June 25

8:00am – 9:15am (Poster Session B)

“To What Extent Does Health Insurance Provide Financial Protection? Comparing the U.S. to Three High-Income Countries That Achieve Universal Health Care Through Commercial Insurance”

“What Can Health Care Learn from Other Industries About Patient Engagement Using Technology?”

8:20am – 9:05am

“Measuring Safety, Quality, and Value” (theme poster walk)

11:15am – 12:45pm

Delivery System and Payment Approaches to Support High-Need Patients
(Podium presentation)

6:45pm – 8:15pm (Poster Session C)

“Financial Hardship and Access to Quality Care Among High-Need Adults”

“Social Isolation and Access to Quality Care Among High-Need Adults”

“Patient-Facing Digital Technology: What Can Health Care Learn from Non-Health Care Industries to Improve Patient Engagement and the Adoption of Technology in Health Care?”


Fund Grantees

Sunday, June 24

10:30am – 10:50am

Assessing the Impact of Medicare Advantage on High-Need, High-Cost Beneficiaries
(One of the podium presentations in “Medicare Beneficiaries with Dual Sources of Coverage: Improving Care and Costs”)

11:50am – 12:10pm

Accountable Care Organizations’ Use of Population Segmentation for High-Need, High-Cost Patients
(One of the podium presentations in “Population Segmentation for Care and Cost Management”)

  • Washington State Convention Center 4C-4
  • Presenters: Ann S. O’Malley, Rumin Sarwar, Eli Schultz, Cannon Warren, Eugene Rich

12:15pm – 1:45pm (Poster Session A)

“Medical Group Characteristics and the Cost and Quality of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Effects of Plan Characteristics, Payment Rates, and Provider Networks
(Podium presentation)

4:20pm – 4:40pm

Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Coverage, Access to Care and Mortality Among Persons with End Stage Renal Disease
(One of the podium presentations in “Impacts of Coverage Expansion on Hospital Care and on Chronic Health Outcomes”)

  • Washington State Convention Center 615-617
  • Presenters: Shailender Swaminathan, Benjamin Sommers, Rebecca Thorsness, Rajnish Mehrotra, Yoojin Lee, Amal Trivedi

Monday, June 25

11:15pm – 11:35pm

New Approaches to Medicaid Expansion: Work Requirements, Health Savings Accounts, and Health Care Access
(One of the podium presentations in “Emerging Evidence from Research on Medicaid and the Policy Implications”)

12:15pm – 12:35pm

A Comprehensive Profile of the High-Cost, High-Need Medicare Advantage Population
(One of the podium presentations in “Delivery System and Payment Approaches to Support High-Need Patients”)

  • Washington State Convention Center 613-614
  • Presenters: Christie Teigland, Zulkarnain Pulungan, Barton Jones, Matthew McClellan

6:45pm – 8:15pm (Poster Session C)

“Self-Identified Confidence, Goals, and Subsequent Needs for Primary Care Practices Implementing Risk Stratification”

  • Poster #C-310
  • Poster presenters: Rachel Ross, Melanie Marzullo, Bhavaya Sachdeva, David Dorr

Tuesday, June 26

8:00am – 9:30am

Health System Approaches to Patient Generated Health Data: An Early Look
(One of the presentations in a late-breaking poster symposium)

9:00am – 9:20am

Greater Interconnection Within Health Care and Social Service Networks Is Associated with Lower Rates of Avoidable Health Care Use and Spending
(One of the podium presentations in “Interorganizational Coordination and Integration”)


Harkness Fellows

Sunday, June 24

12:15pm – 1:45pm (Poster Session A)

“Risk Levels for Diabetes and Program Selections for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis”

“The Impact of Insurance Status on Quality of Diabetes Care in the United States”

“Predictors of Breast Screening Participation: An Online Population Survey”

Monday, June 25

8:00am – 9:15am (Poster Session B)

“Physician and Facility Drivers of Spending Variation in Localized Prostate Cancer”

“Lessons for Each Other: International Comparison of Patient-Perceived Integrated Care”

“Effective Health Care Cybersecurity and Resilience Is Fundamental to Patient Safety: Redefining the Challenge and Identifying Policy, Practice, and Research Priorities”

6:45pm – 8:15pm (Poster Session C)

“Where Do Nurse Practitioners Deliver Care?

“Attention to Attention: Improving Integrated Patient Care”

“Health Benefits and Cost Impact of Paying for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Programs in Medicaid Beneficiaries”

“Trend in Out-of-Pocket Payments for Antidiabetic Medications Among U.S. Adults with Private Health Insurance from 2003 to 2016: A Combined Recursive Partition-Interrupted Time Series Analysis”

“Impact of Sharing Electronic Health Records with Patients on Quality of Care and Safety – A Systematic Review”