Department Blog

Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was co-awarded a grant of access to robust, highly valued data sets from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) as part of RWJF’s “Health Data for Action” research program. Dr. Hirshon and his co-awardee, Ian Stockwell, PhD, MA, Senior Director of Analytics and Research/Chief Data Scientist at the Hilltop Institute, will be using the data in their research project, “An Evaluation of Alternatives to the 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure.” In addition, Drs. Hirshon and Stockwell were awarded a grant of $9,057 by the Department of Emergency Medicine and additional funding from University of Maryland, Baltimore County to carry out this research.