MEHMET U.S. AYVACI

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My areas of research broadly focus on clinical applications of decision theory and economics of information and information technology. In particular, I study 1) decisions related to cancer diagnosis/treatment and kidney transplantation for micro-level medical decisions and their macro-level impact on health policy, 2) economics of health information and information technologies in relation to payment systems and their effect on hospital operations. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of my work, I also have publications in clinical and medical-informatics journals on the broader subjects of analytics, cost-effectiveness, and comparative effectiveness in healthcare. Below, I provide a brief list of my most recent work.  Please check my CV for more detail. 

Economics of Health Information and Technology

  • Does Health Information Exchange Move the Patient in Emergency Departments Faster? With Ayer T, Karaca Z, Vlachy J (in review)

  • Health Information Exchange Adoption in the Face of Payment Reform. With Cavusoglu H, Raghunathan S. (in review)

  • The Optimal Use of Health Information under Physician's Defensive Behavior in Health Systems With Kim Y, Raghunathan S, Ayer T (in review)

  • To Bundle or not To Bundle: Optimal Operations Planning and Cost Accounting for Hospitals With Ayer T, Vlachy J. (in progress)

Clinical Applications of Decision Theory

  • The Role of Patient Preferences in Optimally Managing Post-Mammography Diagnostic Decisions. Ayvaci MUS, Alagoz O, Burnside E. (in review)

  • Timing the Use of Breast Cancer Risk Information in Biopsy Decision Making. Ayvaci MUS, Ahsen ME, Raghunathan S, Gharibi Z. (See news for the publicity of this work) Production and Operations Management. Fothcoming.


Analytics/Machine Learning in Healthcare

  • Classification Under Anchoring Bias: An Application to Judgments in Breast Imaging. Ahsen E, Raghunathan S, Ayvaci MUS. (in review)

Health Economics (Comparative- and Cost-Effectiveness)

  • Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Induction Therapy in Live Donor Kidney Transplantation. Tanriover B, Zhang S, Gao A, Sandikci B, Ayvaci MUS, Mete M, Tsapepas D, Rajora N, Mohan P, Lakhia R, Lu C, Vazquez M (Accepted to CJASN - Published Alongside an Editorial)

  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Immunosuppression Therapy in Primary Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation. Gharibi Z, Ayvaci MUS, Hahsler M, Tanriover B. (accepted at Transplantation)

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