Ph.D. Student Profile
Jordan Everson, B.A., M.P.P.
- PhD Candidate (2017)
- Cognate: Sociology/Organizational Studies
- Dissertation Title: Does Health Information Exchange Meet Hospitals Information Needs?
A Network Approach
- Dissertation Committee: Julia Adler-Milstein & Daniel Lee (Co-chairs), Marisa Eisenberg, John Hollingsworth
- B.A., Duke University (2008)
- Master of Public Policy, Georgetown University (2012)
Research Interests & Projects
- Health information technology
- Hospital quality
- Social network analysis
My research is defined by an interest in how things— information, practices, and patients—move
through the healthcare delivery system. Towards that end, I have developed two complementary
research streams. In one stream, I pursue policy oriented questions regarding the
adoption and use of health information technology and health information exchange,
defined as the electronic sharing of patient information between organizations. I
have used a variety of psychometric and econometric methods to investigate pressing
policy issues related to health IT and have now published six articles in peer-reviewed
journals including Health Affairs, Health Services Research, and The Journal of the
American Medical Informatics Association. My second research stream is devoted to
mapping the inter-organizational network of shared patients using social network analysis.
In my dissertation work, I map the inter-hospital network of shared patients using
Medicare data and demonstrate that some forms of network structures are associated
with greater care efficiency and effectiveness. Finally, I merge these two streams
by investigating the relationship between the structure of hospital networks of shared
patients and engagement in health information exchange strategies.
- Everson, Jordan and Julia Adler-Milstein. “Engagement In Hospital Health Information Exchange Is Associated With Vendor Marketplace Dominance.” Health Affairs (2016): 35:1286-1293; doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.1215
- Everson, Jordan, Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, and Julia Adler-Milstein. "Achieving Adherence to Evidence-Based Practices Are Health IT and Hospital–Physician Integration Complementary or Substitutive Strategies?." Medical Care Research and Review (2016): 1077558715625011.
- Adler‐Milstein, Julia, Jordan Everson, and Shoou‐Yih D. Lee. "EHR Adoption and Hospital Performance: Time‐Related Effects." Health services research50.6 (2015): 1751-1771.
- Everson, Jordan, Shoou-Yih D. Lee, and Charles P. Friedman. "Reliability and validity of the American Hospital Association's national longitudinal survey of health information technology adoption." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2014): amiajnl-2013.
- Adler-Milstein, Julia, Jordan Everson, and Shoou-Yih D. Lee. "Sequencing of EHR adoption among US hospitals and the impact of meaningful use." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2014): amiajnl-2014.