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Robert H. Miller

Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco, Associate Professor of Health Economics in Residence


Robert H. Miller, Ph.D., is professor of health economics in residence at the Institute for Health and Aging, and department of social and behavioral sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan in 1987, and has been a UCSF faculty member since 1989. Dr. Miller's conducts research on the economics of health information technology (HIT) and organizational change in ambulatory care settings, including health policy-oriented research on electronic health records (EHRs), patient/provider e-Health capabilities, and community-wide electronic clinical data exchange. Dr. Miller is especially interested in EHR use for QI in solo/small groups and community health centers. Dr. Miller is a member of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization's (JCAHO's) HIT Advisory Panel and Lemetra's Quality Improvement Advisory Committee, was a member of the Connecting for Health Working Group on the economics of HIT, and is serving and has served as a member on HIT expert panels. Professor Miller also has published on such topics as HMO versus non-HMO plan performance, efforts by large medical groups to reduce medical injuries, the effects of managed care on physician practice change, as well as on acute and long term care services for chronically impaired elders.