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    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

PROFILE SUMMARY

                                                    

Joseph D. Restuccia, DrPH, MPH is Professor of Health Care and Operations Management and Dean’s Research Scholar in the Boston University Questrom School of Business Department of Operations and Technology Management. Dr. Restuccia also holds the positions of Research Scientist at the Veterans Health Administration’s Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research; Visiting Professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy; and Visiting Professor at Catholic University in Rome, Italy. His teaching and research spans over 35 years and has focused on issues related to health care quality measurement and improvement, cost containment, information technology, system transformation, and evaluation of interventions intended to improve effectiveness of health care delivery. As well as at Questrom, he has taught at BU’s Schools or Medicine and Public Health, Bocconi University, Catholic University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. Among his activities are developing the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol, a quality improvement instrument used internationally; co-authoring the widely-used health care Organizational Transformation Model; and publishing extensively in the health services research literature. His research has been funded with over $8,000,000 of extramural support as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator by organizations including AHRQ, VA HSR&D, HRSA, the Commonwealth Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Restuccia has also consulted with numerous organizations in both the U.S. and in Europe on improving health care quality and productivity. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. 

  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    DRPH, University of California at Berkeley, Social and Administrative Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 1977.

    MPH, University of California at Berkeley, Social and Administrative Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 1974.

    BA, Tufts University, Political Science, 1969.

  • PUBLICATIONSOpen or Close

    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

      Borzecki, A., Chen, Q., Restuccia, J., Mull, H., Shwartz, M., Gupta, K., Hanchate, A., Strymish, J., & Rosen, A. (2015). Do Pneumonia Readmissions Flagged as Potentially Preventable by the 3M PPR Software Have More Process of Care Problems?. BMJ Quality and Safety, 24(12), 753-763.

      Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J., & Rosen, A. (2015). Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches. The Milbank Quarterly, 93(4), 788-825.

      McHugh, M., Kang, R., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Periyanayagam, U., & Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2015). Use of Quality Improvement Interventions and the Link to Performance on Percutaneous Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 48(6), 744-750.

      Meterko, M., Restuccia, J., Stolzmann, K., Mohr, D., Brennan, C., Glasgow, J., & Kaboli, P. (2015). Response Rates, Nonresponse Bias, and Data Quality: Results from a National Survey of Senior Healthcare Leaders. Public Opinion Quarterly, 79(1), 130-144.

      Bauer, D., Yonek, J., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., & Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2014). System-level Factors Affecting Clinicians' Perceptions and Use of Interpreter Services in California Public Hospitals. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16(2), 211-217.

      Kartha, A., Restuccia, J., Burgess, J., Benzer, J., Hockenberry, J., Glasgow, J., Mohr, D., & Kaboli, P. (2014). Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Scope of Practice in 118 Acute Care Hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 9(10), 615-620.

      Restuccia, J., Mohr, D., Meterko, M., Stolzmann, K., & Kaboli, P. (2014). The Association of Hospital Characteristics and Quality Improvement Activities in Inpatient Medical Services. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 5(29), 715-722.

      McIntosh, N., Burgess, J., Restuccia, J., Meterko, M., Kartha, A., Kaboli, P., & Charns, M. (2014). Organizational Predictors of Coordination in Inpatient Medicine. Health Care Management Review, (Epublication),

      McIntosh, N., Burgess, J., Meterko, M., Restuccia, J., Alt-White, A., Kaboli, P., & Charns, M. (2014). The impact of provider coordination on nurse and physicians perceptions of patient care quality. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, (Epublication),

      Shwartz, M., Restuccia, J., Cohen, A., & Horwitt, J. (2012). Hospital Implementation of Health Information Technology and Quality of Care: Are They Related?. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12(1), 109-116.

      McHugh, M., Kang, R., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., & Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2012). Reporting Information on Emergency Department Crowding to the Hospital Board and Delivery of Time-Sensitive Care. The Joint Commission Journal On Quality and Patient Safety, 38(5), 229-234.

      Shwartz, M., Pekoz, E., Labonte, A., Heineke, J., & Restuccia, J. (2011). Bringing Small Area Variations in Hospitalization Rates Back to the Hospital: The Propensity to Hospitalize Index - And a Test of Roemer's Law. Medical Care, 49(12), 1062-1067.

      Restuccia, J., Cohen, A., McHugh, M., Kang, R., & Hasnain-Wynia, R. (2011). Thirteen Quality Improvement Strategies and the Link to Performance on Percutaneous Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction,. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 58(4), S181-2.

      Shwartz, M., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Ren, Z., Labonte, A., Theokary, C., Kang, R., & Horwitt, J. (2011). How Well Can We Identify the High-Performing Hospital?. Medical Care Research and Review , 68(3), 290-310. Sage.

      Shwartz, M., Cramer, I., Holmes, S., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Lukas, C. V., Sullivan, J., & Charns, M. P. (2010). Survey-Assessed Quality and Organizational Factors Related to Quality in Pursuing Perfection Hospitals. Quality Management in Health Care, 19(4), 349-363.

      Gaynor, M., Myung, D., Restuccia, J., & Moulton, S. (2010). Designing Infrastructure to Exchange Electronic Medical Records with Web Services. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 3(3 or 4), 393-412.

      Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M., Drake, J., Kang, R., Kralovec, P., Holmes, S., Margolin, F., & Bohr, D. (2008). A Survey of Hospital Quality Improvement Activities. Medical Care Research and Review, 65(5), 571-595.

      Shwartz, M., Ren, Z., Pekoz, E., Wang, X., Cohen, A., & Restuccia, J. (2008). Estimating A Composite Measure of Hospital Quality From the Hospital Compare Database: Differences When Using a Bayesian Hierarchical Latent Variable Model Versus Denominator-Based Weights. Medical Care, 46(8), 778-785.

      Lukas, C., Holmes, S., Cohen, A., Restuccia, J., Cramer, I., Shwartz, M., & Charns, M. (2007). Transformational Change in Health Care Systems: An Organizational Model. Health Care Management Review, 32(4), 309-320.

      Shwartz, M., Pekoz, E., Posner, M., Restuccia, J., & Iezzoni, L. (2005). Do Variations in Disease Prevalence Limit the Usefulness of Population-Based Hospitalization Rates For Studying Variations in Hospital Admissions?. Medical Care, 43(1), 4-11. Philadelphia, PA.

      Restuccia, J., Cramer, I., Holmes, S., & Charns, C. (2004). Providing Patient-Centered Care: System Redesign and Patient Involvement. Transition Watch, Office of Research and Development, Veterans Health Administration, 6(4), Washington, DC.

      Pekoz, E., Shwartz, M., Iezzoni, L., Ash, A., Posner, M., & Restuccia, J. (2003). Comparing the Importance of Disease Rate vs. and Practice Style Variations in Explaining Small Area Variations in Hospitalization Rates for Two Respiratory Conditions. Statistics in Medicine, 22, 1775-1786. Boston, MA.

      Restuccia, J., Heineke, J., Shwartz, M., Kruger, B., Payne, S., Ash, A., Iezzoni, L., Selker, H., Gomes, T., Labonte, A., & Butterly, J. (2002). Does More 'Appropriateness' Explain Higher Rates Of Cardiac Procedures Among Patients Hospitalized With Coronary Heart Disease?. Medical Care, 40(6), 500-509.

      Peiró, S., Meneu, R., Lorenzo, S., & Restuccia, J. (2001). Assessing the Necessity of Hospital Stay by Means of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol: A Different Perspective. Letter to the Editor, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 13(4),

      Shwartz, M., Payne, S., Restuccia, J., Ash, A., & Young, D. (2001). Does it Matter How Small Geographic Areas are Constructed? Ward's Clustering Algorithm: A Useful Approach for Creating Small Geographic Areas for Health Services Studies. Health Services & Outcomes Research Methodology, 2, Dordrecht.

      Villa, S., Restuccia, J., Anessi, E., Rizzo, M., & Cohen, A. Quality improvement strategies and tools: a comparative analysis between Italy and US. Health Services Research Management.

    OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

      Restuccia, J., Shwartz, M., & Kreger, B. (2011). Letter to the Editor in reference to Underuse of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.306(19), : Journal of the American Medical Association.

      Hasnain-Wynia, R., Yonek, J., Cohen, A., & Restuccia, J. (2009). Improving Care for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency: Facilitators and Barriers to Providing Language Services in California Public Hospitals.: The California Endowment.

      Margolin, F., Bohr, D., Cohen, A., & Restuccia, J. (2009). Hospital Quality Improvement Activities: Issues in Staffing and Training.: Health Research and Educational Trust.

  • CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND SPONSORED RESEARCHOpen or Close

    Preventing Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications: Is Intensive Patient and Family Education and Participation With ICOUGH More, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). (December 1, 2016 - Present).

    The Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program at Boston Medical Center, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS. (July 1, 2016 - Present).

    Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches, JTKG Foundation. (October 23, 2013 - September 2015).

    Validating and Classifying VA Readmissions for Quality, Veterans Administration Health Services and Development Agency. (March 2011 - May 2014).

    Organizational Factors and Inpatient Medical Care Quality and Efficiency, Veterans Health Administration. (July 2009 - March 2014).

    Organizational Fit and Quality Improvement in Readmissions Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Service. (January 2011 - March 2014).

    Evaluating Implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge in VA, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Agency. (January 2012 - April 2014).

    Quality, Efficiency, and Patient Experience in U.S. Hospitals, Commonwealth Foundation. (September 1, 2007 - July 31, 2009).

  • RESEARCH PRESENTATIONSOpen or Close

    INVITED LECTURES:

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GENiE) Annual Conference, Health Innovation Management / Entrepreneurship Education: Degree Programs, GENiE, IESE, and European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain. (October 25, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). University of Messina Research Seminar Series, Transformational Change in United State Health Care Systems, University of Messina Department of Economics and Business Administration, Messina, Italy. (June 30, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). University of Naples Federico II, Quality Improvement Strategies: Examples from Italy and United States, University of Naples Federico II School of Medicine and Surgery and Campania Region Department of Public Health and Hospitals, Naples, Italy. (May 27, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Project Integrate Final Conference, Achieving Effective Health System Integration, International Foundation for Integrated Care, Barcelona, Spain. (May 25, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), & Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). CERISMAS Day - Center for Research and Studies in Healthcare Management Annual Research Meeting, Organizational Innovation for System Sustainability, Catholic University, Milan, Italy. (March 16, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Quality Improvement Strategies: Examples from Italy and United States, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Universiy of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. (March 9, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Management and Health Laboratory of Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Quality Improvement Strategies: Examples from Italy and United States, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. (March 6, 2016).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Center for Research and Studies in Healthcare Management, Critical Success Factors for Catholic Hospitals: An International Perspective, Catholic University, Milan, Italy. (June 23, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Shwartz, M. (Author Only), & Rosen, A. (Author Only). Bocconi University Seminar Series, Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. (June 11, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Min, Y. (Author Only), & Kim, J. S. (Author Only). University of Messina Research Seminar Series, The Impact of Lean Implementation on Quality and Efficiency of US Hospitals, University of Messina, University of Messina, Messina, Italy. (June 1, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Kim, J. S. (Author Only), & Shwartz, M. (Author Only). Health 2.0 Europe, The Impact of Lean Implementation on Quality and Efficiency of US Hospitals, Health 2.0, Barcelona, Spain. (May 22, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author). Third Annual Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education Conference, Teaching Innovation Health Delivery/Insurance panel, Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education Conference (GeNIE), University of Alabama, Birmingham. (May 7, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Brennan, C. (Author Only), Glasgow, J. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). Catholic University Seminar Series, Response Rates, Non-Response Bias and Data Quality: Results from a National Survey of Senior Healthcare Leaders, Catholic University, Milan, Italy. (April 28, 2015).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter and Author). Bocconi University Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management Research Seminar Series, The Association of Hospital Characteristics and Quality Improvement Activities in Veterans Administration Inpatient Medical Services, Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. (March 19, 2012).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter and Author). Transformational Change in Healthcare Organizations, Catholic University, Rome, Italy. (March 21, 2011).

    ACCEPTED LECTURES:

      Meterko, M. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Brennan, C. (Author Only), Glasgow, J. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). Response Rates, Non-Response Bias, and Data Quality: Results from a National Survey of Senior Healthcare Leaders, BU SMG, Boston, MA. (May 21, 2014).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, The Association of Hospital Characteristics and Quality Improvement Activities in Inpatient Medical Services, AcademyHealth, Baltimore, MD. (June 24, 2013).

      McIntosh, N. (Presenter & Author), Burgess, J. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), Alt-White, A. (Author Only), Kaboli, P. (Author Only), & Charns, M. (Author Only). The impact of provider coordination on nurse and physicians perceptions of patient care quality, AcademyHealth, Baltimore, MD. (June 24, 2013).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter & Author), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Brennan, C. (Author Only), Glasgow, J. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Response Rates, Non-Response Bias, and Data Quality: Results from a National Survey of Senior Healthcare Leaders, AcademyHealth. (June 24, 2013).

      Restuccia, J. (Author Only), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), & Meterko, M. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Research Involvement and Job Attitudes among Hospitalists and Inpatient Attending Physicians, AcademyHealth, Baltimore, MD. (June 24, 2013).

      Restuccia, J. (Author Only), Borzecki, A. (Presenter & Author), Chen, Q. (Author Only), O'Brien, W. (Author Only), MacDonald, S. (Author Only), Hickson, K. (Author Only), & Rosen, A. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Validating the 3M™ Potentially Preventable Readmissions (PPRs) Software in a Cohort of Veterans with Pneumonia, Academy Health, AcademyHealth. (June 23, 2013).

      Min, Y. (Presenter and Author), Kim, J. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), & Shwartz, M. (Author Only). Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) Annual Meeting, The Impact of Lean Implementation on Quality and Efficiency of US Hospitals, Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco. (November 19, 2012).

      Hockenberry, J. (Presenter & Author), Burgess, J. (Author Only), Glasgow, J. (Author Only), VAughan-Sarrazin, M. (Author Only), McIntosh, N. (Author Only), Stolzmann, K. (Author Only), Kartha, A. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Readmissions in the VA: Implications for National Policy?, AcademyHealth, Orlando, FL. (July 25, 2012).

      McIntosh, N. (Presenter and Author), Burgess, J. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), Kartha, A. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), Kaboli, P. (Author Only), & Charns, M. (Author Only). AcademyHealth Annual Meeting, Perceptions of Patient Care Quality and Provider Coordination in VHA Inpatient Medicine, Academy Health, Orlando, FL. (June 26, 2012).

      Restuccia, J. (Presenter and Author), Mohr, D. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), & Stolzmann, K. (Author Only). Boston University School of Management Research Day, The Association of Hospital Characteristics and Quality Improvement Activities in Veterans Administration Inpatient Medical Services, Boston University School of Management, Boston. (May 16, 2012).

      Glaskow, J. (Presenter and Author), Johnson, S. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), McIntosh, N. (Author Only), Restuccia, J. (Author Only), & Kaboli, P. (Author Only). Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Hospitalist Practice Characteristics: The VHA Experience, Society of Hospital Medicine, San Diego, CA. (April 2, 2012).

      Kaboli, P. (Presenter and Author), Glasgow, J. (Author Only), Kartha, A. (Author Only), Vaughn-Sarrazin, M. (Author Only), White, R. (Author Only), Meterko, M. (Author Only), & Restuccia, J. (Author Only). Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting, Computerized Patient Record Order Sets for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis and Associated Rates of VTE., Society of Hospital Medicine, San Diego, CA. (April 2, 2012).

      Restuccia, J. (Author Only). Annual Research Conference, An Organizational Model of Transformational Change in Health Care Systems, Academy Health, Seattle, Washington. (June 26, 2006).

  • GENERAL SERVICEOpen or Close

    SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL:

      Local, QST, FPC Member, Faculty Policy Committee. (May 1, 2016 - Present).

      National, Boston University, Senior Fellow, Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy. (December 1, 2016 - Present).

      Local, Public/Community, Faculty Advisor, BU Link Day. (February 6, 2016 - February 6, 2016).
      Assisted team of Questrom students advising Partners for Youth with Disabilities - Young Entrepreneurs Project on Link Day


      Boston University, SMG Representative to the Business Alliance for Health Care Management, Committee Member. (December 10, 2013 - January 1, 2015).

      Local, QST, Working Group/Task Force Participation, Advisor to Questrom students and to The Arthritis Foundation to assist in strategic planning. (February 7, 2015 - February 7, 2015).
      Link Day Faculty Advisor


    SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION:

      International, Professional/To the Academy, Steering Committee Member, Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education (GENiE), Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education (GENiE). (December 1, 2014 - Present).
      Participating and presenting at conferences; reviewing and writing articles; helping set strategic direction


  • CONFERENCE ACTIVITIESOpen or Close

      Health and Life Sciences Conference, Boston University , Terrier Talks, Committee Chair. (November 7, 2014 - November 7, 2014).

      Innovation in Health Care 2013: A Management Education Agenda, Business Alliance for Health Management and Duke University, Health Care Management Education, Committee Member. (December 3, 2014 - December 10, 2014).

  • ACADEMIC, MILITARY AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONSOpen or Close

    Adjunct Professor, Brown University. (September 1, 2013 - Present).

    BU Representative, Business School Alliance in Health Management (BAHM). (November 30, 2012 - Present).

    BU representative to this new association; activities will include judging a case competition at Harvard Business School this spring. Members of BAHM are the following: Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, Boston University School of Management, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Hass Business School University of California – Berkeley, University of Colorado – Denver, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Vanderbilt University Owen School of Business, Yale School of Management


  • MEDIA MENTIONS/INTERVIEWSOpen or Close

    ONLINE

      Joseph Polimeni and Joseph Restuccia Compare the U.S. and Italian Health Care Systems, 5/24/2016, Scrivo Napoli. See Web Page

  • WEB LINKSOpen or Close