Center for Health Information and Research

Publications

EPSDT Care and Emergency Department Visits for Non-Urgent Care: Hispanic vs. Non-Hispanic Children in a Border Community
Butler RJ, Johnson WG (2016) Health Econ Outcome Res Open Access 2(112) DOI: 10.4172/heor.1000112. 

Physicians' use, exchange, and evaluation of electronic medical records 2015-2016 (Full Report) (Brief)
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL, Dhandapani AK. (September 2016). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Rating the digital help: electronic medical records, software providers, and physicians
Butler, R.J. & Johnson, W.G. Int J Health Econ Manag. (September 2016) 16: 269. PMID: 27878677 doi:10.1007/s10754-016-9190-8.

Registered Nurses: The Curious Case of a Persistent Shortage
Johnson, W. G., Butler, R., Harootunian, G., Wilson, B. and Linan, M. (July 2016).  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48: 387–396. PMID: 27159051 doi:10.1111/jnu.12218. 

Physicians' use, exchange, and evaluation of electronic medical records 2013-2015
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL, Sivanandam S. (September 2015). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Multiple Trigger Points for Quantifying Heat-Health Impacts: New Evidence from a Hot Climate.
Petitti DB, Hondula DM, Yang S, Harlan SL, Chowell G.  Health Perspect. 2015 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26219102. 

Physicians' use, exchange, and evaluation of electronic medical records
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL, Caughey W. (November 2014). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Physicians' use, exchange, and evaluation of electronic medical records
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL, Caughey W. (April 2014). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Heat-related deaths in hot cities: estimates of human tolerance to high temperature thresholds.
Harlan SL, Chowell G, Yang S, Petitti DB, Morales Butler EJ, Ruddell BL, Ruddell DM. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Mar 20;11(3):3304-26. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110303304. PubMed PMID: 24658410; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3987036.

The challenges of linking health insurer claims with electronic medical records
West SL, Johnson W, Visscher W, Kluckman M, Qin Y, Larsen A. Health Informatics J. 2014 Mar;20(1):22-34. doi: 10.1177/1460458213476506.

Physicians' use, exchange, and evaluation of electronic medical records
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL. (October 2013). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Are low income patients receiving the benefits of electronic health records? A statewide survey
Butler MJ, Harootunian G, Johnson WG. (June 2013). Health Informatics Journal. 19(2):91-100. doi: 10.1177/1460458212460846 

Occupation and environmental heat-associated deaths in Maricopa county, Arizona: a case-control study.
Petitti DB, Harlan SL, Chowell-Puente G, Ruddell D. PLoS One. 2013 May 29;8(5):e62596. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062596. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23734174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3667080.

What happened to the shortage of registered nurses: the Arizona experience 2008-2012
Johnson WG, Harootunian G. (December 2012). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

The use of electronic medical records and physicians’ attitudes toward a health information exchange
Johnson WG, Harootunian G, Sama TL. (July 2012). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research

Neighborhood effects on heat deaths: social and environmental predictors of vulnerability in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Harlan SL, Declet-Barreto JH, Stefanov WL, Petitti DB. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Feb;121(2):197-204. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1104625. Epub 2012 Nov 16. PubMed PMID: 23164621; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3569676.

Endometrial cancer surgery in Arizona: a statewide analysis of access to care
Benjamin I, Dalton H, Qiu Y, Cayco L, Johnson WG, Balducci J. Gynecol Oncol. 2011 Apr;121(1):83-6. Epub 2011 Jan 5.

Effects of nonadherence with prescription drugs among older adults
Butler RJ1, Davis TK, Johnson WG, Gardner HH. Am J Manag Care. 2011 Feb;17(2):153-60.

Relationship between particulate matter and childhood asthma - basis of a future warning system for central Phoenix
Dimitrova, R., Lurponglukana, N., Fernando ,H.J.S., Runger, G.C., Hyde, P., et al. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 28627-28661, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-28627-2011, 2011.

Phoenix Healthcare Value Measurement Initiative (PHVMI) report (public version)
Johnson, W. G., Brown, J, Harootunian, G., Petitti, D., Qiu, Y., & Sama, T. (January 2011) Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

Health care workforce data report: nursing and pharmacy in maricopa county (Full Report)
Johnson WG, Wilson BL, Harootunian G, Qiu Y, Sama TL. (December 2010). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Health care workforce data report: nursing and pharmacy in maricopa county (Summary of Findings)
Johnson WG, Wilson BL, Harootunian G, Qiu Y, Sama TL. (December 2010). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

The elimination of proposition 204 coverage and KidsCare coverage: persons at risk
Johnson WG, Edge M, Qiu Y, Harootunian G, Sama TL. May 2010. (Prepared for St. Luke’s Health Initiatives under Contract). Phoenix, AZ: Center for Health Information & Research, Arizona State University.

The use of electronic medical records and physicians’ attitudes towards a health information exchange
Johnson WG, Qiu Y, Harootunian G, Edge M. (February 2010). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

A modified measure of health care disparities applied to birth weight disparities and subsequent mortality
Butler, R. J., Wilson, B. L. and Johnson, W. G. (2010). Health Econ., 21: 113–126. doi:10.1002/hec.1699.

Using innovation to assess nursing workforce in Arizona: a collaborative approach
Wilson, B.L., Johnson, W.G. (July/August 2009) Nursing Economic$ 27(4):233-238. PMID: 19753897.

The Arizona health care workforce: nurses, pharmacists, & physician assistants
Johnson WG, Wilson BL, Edge M, Qiu Y, Oliver E, Russell KM. (April 2009). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Children’s Health Project: Linking Asthma to PM10 in Central Phoenix – a report to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.
Fernando, H. J., Dimitrova, R., Runger, G., Lurponglukana, N., Hyde, P., Hedquist, B., & Anderson, J. (2009). Tempe: Arizona State University’s Center for Environmental Fluid Dynamics and Center for Health Information and Research. 

Arizona Physician Trends: Reasons for Leaving Arizona
Johnson WG, Bannister WM, Russell KM, Edge M, Gray H, Merritt R. (June 2008). Phoenix (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information & Research.

Protecting our children: Assessing the link between PM10 pollution and childhood asthma in Maricopa County
(2008) Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Patterns of sick-leave and health outcomes in injured workers with back pain
Côté, P., Baldwin, M.L., Johnson, W.G., Frank, J., Butler, R.J. (2008) European Spine Journal 17(4):484-493. PMID: 18214554 PMCID: PMC2295281 DOI: 10.1007/s00586-007-0577-6 

Enhancing the diversity of the pediatrician workforce
Friedman, A.L., Basco, W.T., Hotaling, A.J., Pletcher, B.A., Rimsza, M.E., Shipman, S.A., et al. (2007) Pediatrics119(4):833-7. PMID: 17403859.

Physician practice revenues and use of information technology in patient care
Furukawa, M. F., Ketcham, J. D., Rimsza, M. E. (2007) Medical Care. 45(2):168-76. PMID: 17224780.

Impact of Medicaid disenrollment on health care use and cost
Rimsza, M. E., Bulter, R. J., Johnson, W. G. (2007) Pediatrics 119:e1026-e1032. PMID: 17473075.

Health insurance In Arizona: The children Of Yuma County 1999-2004
Johnson, W. G., Speicher, M. R. (2007) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

Self-reported severity measures as predictors of return-to-work outcomes in occupational back pain
Baldwin, M.L., Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G., Côté, P. (2007) Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 17:683-700. PMID: 17957451 DOI: 10.1007/s10926-007-9102-3 

Satisfaction with low back pain
Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G. (2007) The Spine Journal 8(3):510-21. 

Timing makes a difference: Early nurse intervention and low back pain
Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G., Gray, B. (2007) Professional Case Management 12(6):316-27. PMID: 18030151

It pays to be nice: Employer-worker relationships and the management of back pain claims
Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G., Côté, P. (2007) Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 49(2):214-225. PMID: 17293761 DOI: 10.1097/jom.0b013e318032211d. 

Predicting future high-cost patients: A real-world risk modeling application
Moturu, S. T., Johnson, W. G., & Liu, H. (2007). In Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2007 (pp. 202-208). [4413056] DOI: 10.1109/BIBM.2007.54.

Emergency department visits: A report to the Maricopa County community from Arizona HealthQuery
Rimsza, M. E., Bartels, A., Bannister, W., Segal, M., Russell, K., & Chartrand, A.(2006) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

Asthma in Maricopa County
Rimsza, M. E., Bartels, A., Bannister, W. (2006) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

The Arizona Physician Workforce Study: Part II
Rimsza, M. E., Johnson, W. G.; Speicher, M., Grossman, M. (2006) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

The effects of cost-shifting in the state children's heath insurance program
Johnson, T.J., Rimsza, M.E., Johnson, W.G. (2006) American Journal of Public Health 96(4):709-715. PMCID: PMC1470561 

Does network care prolong work absences?
Johnson, W.G., Baldwin, M.L., Johnson, T. J. (2006) Industrial Relations 45(3):348-376. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2006.00440.x.

The effects of occupational injuries after returns to work: Work absences and losses of on-the-job productivity
Butler, R.J., Baldwin, M.L., Johnson, W.G. (2006) Journal of Risk and Insurance 73(2):309-334. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6975.2006.00177.x.

Psychotropic Medication Prescriptions for Yuma County Children: 2002-2005
A report to the Maricopa County Community from Arizona HealthQuery. (2006) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

The Arizona Psychiatric Physician Workforce Study
Rimsza, M. E., Johnson, W. G., Speicher, M., Grossman, M. (2005) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

The Arizona Physician Workforce Study - Part I: The numbers of practicing physicians 1992-2004
Johnson, W. G., Rimsza, M. E., Garcy, A. M., Grossman, M. (2005) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, Center for Health Information and Research.

Early patterns of care for occupational back pain
Côté, P., Baldwin, M. L., Johnson, W.G. (2005) Spine 30(5):581-587. PMID: 15738794. 

Prognosis and the identification of workers risking disability: Research issues and directions for future research
Linton, S.J., Gross, D., Schultz, I.Z., Main, C., Côté, P., Pransky, G., Johnson, W.G. (2005) Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 15(4):459-474 DOI 10.1007/s10926-005-8028-x. 

Cost-based evaluations of the treatment of back pain: a primer for health-care professionals
Johnson, W.G. (2005) The Spine Journal 5(4):361-369. PMID: 15996605 DOI: 10.1016/j.spinee.2004.12.005.

Children and thyroid disease: A report to the Yuma Community
Rimsza, M. E., Johnson, W. G., Garcy, A. M., White, R. M. B. (2004) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, School of Health Management and Policy. 

Children and diabetes: A report to the Yuma community
Rimsza, M. E., Johnson, W. G., Garcy, A. M., White, R. M. B. (2004) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, School of Health Management and Policy.

Kids and asthma: A report to the Yuma community
Rimsza, M. E., Johnson, W. G., Johnson, T. J., White, R. M. B. (2004) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, School of Health Management and Policy.

The effects of access to pediatric care and insurance coverage on emergency department utilization
Johnson, W.G., Rimsza, M.E. (2004) Pediatrics 113(3):483-487. 

A note on job mobility among workers with disabilities
Baldwin, M.L., Schumacher, E.J. (July 2002) Industrial Relations 41:430-441.

Effects of provider networks on health care costs for workers with short-term Injuries
Baldwin, M.L., Johnson, W.G., Marcus, S.C. (2002) Medical Care 40(8):686-695. PubMed: 12187182 DOI: 10.1097/01.MLR.0000020928.83322.B4

The Yuma Project on uninsured children
Johnson, W.G., Johnson, S.E., Marcus, S.C., Bartels, A., Lawthers, A.G. (2001) Tempe (AZ): Arizona State University, W. P. Carey School of Business, School of Health Management and Policy (report sponsored by the Flinn Foundation).

Adjusting rehabilitation costs and benefits for health capital: the case of low back occupational injuries
Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G. (October 2009) Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation Epublication, DOI - 10.1007/s10926-009-9206-z. PMID: 19806437.

The effects of worker heterogeneity on duration dependence: Low-back claims in workers compensation
Butler, R.J., Baldwin, M.L., Johnson, W.G. (2001) Review of Economics and Statistics 83(4):708-716.

Cost-effectiveness studies of medical and chiropractic care for occupational low back pain: A critical review of the literature
Baldwin, M.L., Côté, P., Frank, J.W., Johnson, W.G. (2001) The Spine Journal 1(2):138-147. PMID: 14588394

A hierarchical theory of occupational segregation and wage discrimination
Baldwin, M.L., Butler, R.J., Johnson, W.G. (2001) Economic Inquiry 39(1):94-110. 

Outcomes in work-related upper extremity and low back injuries: Results of a retrospective study
Pransky, G., Benjamin, K., Hill-Fotouhi, C., Himmelstein, J., Fletcher, K., Katz, J.N., et al. (2000) American Journal of Industrial Medicine 37(4):400-9. PMID: 10706752

Epilepsy: a comprehensive textbook
Johnson WG, Nuwer MR. 1997. Costs of treating patients. In Pedley TA, Engel J, editors.. Philadelphia: The Raven Press. p 1-8. Abstracted in Fukuyama Y, editor. Epilepsy bibliography. Tokyo: Seiwa Shoten Publisher. 1998.