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Graduate School:Harvard Medical School
Ifedayo worked on various aspects of the payment initiative. He interviewed executive leaders in hospital organizations across Massachusetts to assess their current experiences with alternative payment methodologies and to identify features they had found successful. He wrote up my results and recommendation in a white paper. He performed a review of other Medicaid agencies across America that had adopted alternative payment methodologies in order to generate best practices on risk management, IT strategy and clinical data management relationships. He also conducted an analysis on quality metrics used in other alternative payment methodologies.
Ifedayo says that I enjoyed my experience working at MassHealth. As a future doctor, I have always been interested in understanding how the design of healthcare systems and payment methodologies translate into better healthcare for patients. It was exciting to watch academic research and stakeholder perspectives implemented into concrete policies that would change the lives of many. I was particularly glad that I got to work at an institution, which focuses on providing health care to low-income individuals. It was heartening to know that all the hard work of the team would translate into better care for undeserved populations. The weekly sessions that the Rappaport fellowship provides allowed me to build relationships with other fellows and explore parts of Boston that I had never seen before, adding tremendous value to my internship experience.