Associate Professor of Family Medicine
265 Northwood-High Building
2231 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: (614) 293-8973
Fax: (614) 293-2715
Dr. Huerta is a nationally recognized expert on issues related to hospital productivity and process. Dr. Huerta has extensive expertise in the area of outcomes as it relates to the Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT) and Meaningful use. In particular, his interest in non-parametric approaches to the assessment of outcomes vis-à-vis frontier methodologies has positioned his work as innovative in the field. The explosion of HIT has resulted in a significant input of resources, but poor methods for the evaluation of the gains.
Additionally, Dr. Huerta is an international leader in education on the Business of Medicine. He has supported the development of over 60 Continuing Medical Education sessions in three countries (Canada, Portugal and the US), including state, provincial, and health system-level content on health economics, productivity and outcomes research. He has several articles outlining innovative approaches to effective knowledge transfer in the classroom. While at Texas Tech University, he co-founded (with Dr. Eric Ford) only the second CAHME-accredited PharmD/MBA program in the US while teaching in the second largest MD/MBA program in the US.
Currently serving on the faculty at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Huerta has over 20 years of health services research experience with extensive experience with interdisciplinary and international collaborations. His research is highly quantitative, having drawn heavily from econometrics, social network theory and the mathematic side of complexity science. His current focus is using his skills to transform the way primary care is provided in one of the highest-ranked Academic medical centers in the United States – the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.