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WSU prof gets NSF grant to lay scientific foundation of 'patient centered medical home'

October 8, 2012

Kai Yang, professor of industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, has received a collaborative research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project, "An Allocation Model with Dynamic Updates for Balanced Workload Distribution on Patient-Centered Medical Homes." The project, funded collectively at $552,009 of which $220,009 has been allocated to Wayne State, is a collaboration with researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Georgia. Yang is leading the project, which will focus on the Veterans Health Administration, the largest health care system in the U.S. According to Yang, the project aims to develop a comprehensive health information technology data preparation strategy that will provide health care demand and supply portfolio data.