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Research & Analysis

The JKTG Foundation identifies subject areas in which it has an interest, with which it wishes to be involved and which it believes great impact could be made. JKTG then identifies researchers or scientists in the applicable field possessing demonstrated capabilities and then, collaboratively, considers appropriate projects. Below are studies which we have supported.


Impact of tumor-parenchyma biomechanics on liver metastatic progression: a multi-model approach  published in the journal Scientific Reports


Cancer therapy with iron oxide nanoparticles: Agents of thermal and immune therapies  published in the journal Science Direct

Errors in papers that find hydroxychloroquine to be effective against COVID published on


Nanoparticle interactions with immune cells dominate tumor retention and induce T cell-mediated tumor suppression in models of breast cancer  published in Science Advances

ORGDYN: Feature and model based characterization of spatial and temporal organoid dynamics published in Bioinformatics

Improving quality measurement: Design principles for quality measures published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management



    *E-cadherin is required for metastasis in multiple models of breast cancer published in the journal Nature
*conducted by JKTG-supported researchers

Measuring the quality of health care in the US: Why we are failing and what we can do about it

Problematic risk adjustment in national healthcare safety network measures  published in the American Journal of Medical Quality

Prediction of bone metastasis in inflammatory breast cancer using a Markov chain model   published in The Oncologist

Learning-accelerated discovery of immune-tumour interactions
 published in the journal Molecular Systems Design & Engineering

A review of cell-based computational modeling in cancer biology 
published in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics


A software tool for the quantification of metastatic colony growth dynamics and size distributions in vitro and in vivo published in PLOS | ONE

Temperature-controlled power modulation compensates for heterogeneous nanoparticle distributions: A computational analysis for magnetic hyperthermia published in the International Journal of Hypothermia

PhysiCell: An open source physics-based cell simulator for 3-D multicellular systems published in PLOS | Computational Biology

Will Hospital Peer Grouping by Patient Socioeconomic Status Fix the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program or Create New Problems? published in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. Related journal editorial can be read here.

Are We Confident of Across-Hospital Mortality Comparisons? published in the American Journal of Medical Quality

Inappropriate Statistical Model and Data Issues Lead to an Invalid Conclusion published on

Comparing the Value of Nonprofit Hospitals' Tax Exemption to Their Community Benefits published in The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing


JKTG Foundation Comments on CMMI Experimental Payment Models

JKTG Foundation Comments on Medicare 5-Star Rating System

JKTG Foundation Comments on IPPS Proposed Rule

Quantifying the Impact of Socio-Economic Status on Quality Measures published on


An Analysis of the Medicare Hospital 5-Star Rating and a Comparison with Quality Penalties 

ACA's Preclusion of Appeals

Foundation Comment Letter on Part B Drug Payment Model Proposed Rule 


Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches published by The Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 93, No. 4, 2015 (788-825)

Foundation Comment Letter on Medicare Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement 

Foundation Q&A:  Can Socioeconomic Status (SES) Payment Adjustments Improve Hospital Performance?

Analysis | Value Based Purchasing Rewards and Penalties (external link)

Analysis | Are HospitalCompare Mortality Rates Useful? (external link)

Study | NASI Integrated Delivery Networks: In Search of Benefits and Market Effects (external link)

VIDEO + Materials | ECRI Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Forum (external link)

Analysis | Length of Stay and Hospital Acquired Infections


Transcript: Wall Street comes to Washington

Report: Washington D.C. health market analysis 

Big Data -- What Is It and What Use Is It? published in the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management

Analysis: Charge setting practices in the hospital sector (state-by-state breakdown over 10 years)

Analysis: Consumer use of health quality of care reporting

Analysis: Regional variations in health care costs

Comment Letter: FFY 2015 Medicare IPPS Proposed Rule
Comment Letter: Proposed Quality Reporting System (QRS) framework for rating Qualified Health Plans (QHP).


Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule regarding the Disproportionate Share Hospital payments new uncompensated care distribution formula.

Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule regarding Readmissions.

Comment Letter: FFY 2014 Medicaid Proposed Rule regarding the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions.

Analysis: Assessing Medicare’s Readmission penalty calculation and the need to neutralize for high Medicaid and SSI effects and not to favor low volume hospitals.