Eugene Nelson is a professor of community and family medicine at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He serves as the director of Population Health and Measurement at The Dartmouth Institute and leads a program on new models to advance the coproduction of health care. Nelson is a national leader in health care improvement and the development and application of measures of quality, system performance, health outcomes, value, and patient perceptions. His current work is focused on using patient-centered registries to develop learning health systems capable of coproducing improved health care and innovative science. He leads a Dartmouth team that is conducting national proof of concept demonstration programs for several chronic disease populations including cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and rheumatology.
In the early 1990’s, Nelson and his colleagues at Dartmouth began developing clinical microsystem thinking. His work developing the “clinical value compass” and “whole system measures” to assess health care system performance has made him a well-recognized quality and value measurement expert.
He is the recipient of The Joint Commission’s Ernest A. Codman award for his work on outcomes measurement in health care. Nelson has been a pioneer in bringing modern quality improvement thinking into the mainstream of health care; he helped launch the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and served as a founding board member. He has authored over 150 publications and is an author of two recent books: Quality by Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach and Value by Design: Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence.
He received an AB from Dartmouth College, an MPH from Yale University, and a DSc from Harvard University.
"It helps us say what's important..." Developing Serious Illness Topics: A clinical visit agenda-setting tool.
Saunders CH, Durand MA, Scalia P, Kirkland KB, MacMartin MA, Barnato AE, Milne DW, Collison J, Bennett A, Wasp G, Nelson E, Elwyn G
Patient Educ Couns|2023 Apr 18
Utilization Patterns and Outcomes of People With Diabetes and COVID-19: Evidence From United States Medicare Beneficiaries in 2020.
Austin AM, Leggett CG, Schmidt P, Bolin P, Nelson EC, Oliver BJ, King AC
Front Clin Diabetes Healthc|2022
Enhancing Care Partnerships Using a Rheumatology Dashboard: Bringing Together What Matters Most to Both Patients and Clinicians.
Van Citters AD, Taxter AJ, Mathew SD, Lawson E, Eseddi J, Del Gaizo V, Ahmad J, Bajaj P, Courtnay S, Davila L, Donaldson B, Kimura Y, Lee T, Mecchella JN, Nelson EC, Pompa S, Tabussi D, Johnson LC
ACR Open Rheumatol|2023 Apr
Harnessing the Collective Expertise of Patients, Care Partners, Clinical Teams, and Researchers Through a Coproduction Learning Health System: A Case Study of the Dartmouth Health Promise Partnership.
Tosteson ANA, Kirkland KB, Holthoff MM, Van Citters AD, Brooks GA, Cullinan AM, Dowling-Schmitt MC, Holmes AB, Meehan KR, Oliver BJ, Wasp GT, Wilson MM, Nelson EC
J Ambul Care Manage|2023 Apr-Jun 01
Patient-Reported Outcome Dashboards Within the Electronic Health Record to Support Shared Decision-making: Protocol for Co-design and Clinical Evaluation With Patients With Advanced Cancer and Chronic Kidney Disease.
Perry LM, Morken V, Peipert JD, Yanez B, Garcia SF, Barnard C, Hirschhorn LR, Linder JA, Jordan N, Ackermann RT, Harris A, Kircher S, Mohindra N, Aggarwal V, Frazier R, Coughlin A, Bedjeti K, Weitzel M, Nelson EC, Elwyn G, Van Citters AD, O'Connor M, Cella D
JMIR Res Protoc|2022 Sep 21