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Signe Peterson Flieger, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, appointed new Tufts Health Plan Professor in Health Care Policy Research.

Dr. Flieger’s research is focused on delivery system and payment reform, state health policy, and organizational change in health care delivery, as a means to improve population health. She has studied the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model in family medicine practices, enhancing communication and coordination between oncology and primary care, organizational culture in hospitals as a means to improve mortality following a heart attack, and challenges in caring for patients with serious advanced illness.

She is currently pursuing research that examines the role of palliative care in delivery system and payment reform. In addition, she is interested in the intersection of health care and social services in the context of value-based payment innovations.

Tufts Health Plan’s gift emphasizes the organization’s commitment to promoting research exploring the intersection between health care policy and the practice of high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

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