Joseph Restuccia, DrPH, MPH is Professor of Health Care and Operations Management and Deanís Research Fellow in the BU School of Managementís Department of Operations and Technology Management. He also holds the positions of Research Scientist at the Veterans Health Administrationís Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research; Senior Fellow at BUís Health Policy Institute; and Visiting Professor at Bocconi University School of Management in Milan, Italy.
Dr. Restucciaís teaching and research spans 35 years and has focused on issues related to health care quality measurement and improvement, cost containment, information technology, and evaluation of interventions intended to improve effectiveness of health care delivery. As well as Boston University School of Management, Restuccia has taught at BUís School of Public Health, Bocconi University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. He is co-developer of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), a method to evaluate appropriateness of hospitalization that has been the basis of numerous research studies as well as operational quality improvement programs throughout the world. Dr. Restuccia is currently co-principal investigator of a study of the impact of organizational factors on cost and quality of inpatient medical services at VHAís 129 medical centers, an investigator on three studies involving hospital readmissions: one to identify potentially preventable readmissions, a second investigating leadership and other factors impact on reducing readmission rates, and a third to test a method of reducing readmission. In the past, Dr. Restuccia has led studies supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among other funding organizations. He earned his doctoral degree in social and administrative health sciences and masterís degrees in health services management at the University of California, Berkeley and his bachelorís degree at Tufts University. Between his studies at Tufts and Berkeley, Restuccia spent three years as a hospital manager.
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.
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Health Service Delivery: Strategies, Solutions and Execution
Validating and Classifying VA Readmissions for Quality, Veterans Administration Health Services and Development Agency. (March 2011 - May 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).
Organizational Factors and Inpatient Medical Care Quality and Efficiency, Veterans Health Administration. (July 2009 - April 2013).
Quality, Efficiency, and Patient Experience in U.S. Hospitals, Commonwealth Foundation. (September 1, 2007 - July 31, 2009).
Survey to Assess the Current State and Impact of Quality Improvement Activities in U.S. Hospitals, Commonwealth Fund. (September 30, 2005 - March 1, 2007).
Do More Hospital Beds Induce Excess Demand, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, United States Department of Health and Human Services. (2003 - 2005).
Does Patient Severity Affect Hospital Use?, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. (2002 - 2005).
Appropriateness of Hospital Use in Europe, Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy, Commission of the European Communities. (1993 - 1998).
Inappropriateness and Variations in Hospital Use, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research . (1988 - 1996).
The Role of Multiple Severity Measurements in Assessing the Quality of Inpatient Care, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (1988 - 1990).
Evaluation of a Payment System for Pediatric Hospitalization, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), United States Department of Health and Human Services. (1987 - 1989).
Pricing DRGs to Improve Patient Access, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (1986 - 1989).
The Self Adapting Utilization Management System, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (1986 - 1988).
The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol, HCFA. (1980 - 1982).
Community Hospital Measures Study, School of Public Health University of Michigan, W. K. Kellogg Foundation and HCFA. (1978 - 1980).
Hospital Utilization Review Study, School of Public Health, University of California, National Center for Health Services Research. (1973 - 1977).
Expert Panel Member on the project, Defining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Health Care
Restuccia, J., Budget Impact Analysis of HIV Testing In the VA Healthcare System, Value in Health, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Abstracts, International. (June 25, 2012 - December 15, 2012).
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 Ė Berkeley, University of Colorado Ė 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