Thomas G. Mihara, PhD
Captain, United States Navy
Selected Presentations and Publications:
Mihara T. (2010) “Organizational Behavior and Learning in Healthcare Services: a Socio-Technical Systems Framework.” Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities. 1(1).
Ruben M, Mihara T, Hill M, Fristoe, K. (2005) “The Potential of Risk Adjustment for the Military Health System’s TRICARE Program.” Military Medicine. Vol 170, 964-971, Nov 2005.
Masterson B, Mihara T, Miller G.(2004) “Using Models and Data to Support Optimization of the Military Health System: A Case Study in an Intensive Care Unit.” Health Care Management Science, 7 (3): 217-224, August 2004.
Mihara T. (2003) “Discrete Event Simulation Initiatives in the Military Health System.” Invited paper at Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, Health Section, October 2003.
Mihara T. (2002) How Patient and Staff Satisfaction Changes During a Large Scale Transformation in a Medical Teaching Facility: a socio-technical systems interpretation. Washington, DC: George Washington University dissertation.
Mihara T. (1996) “Operations Research (OR) Techniques.” Frederick, MD: Naval Medical Logistics Command Bulletin. Vol (2).
Mihara T. (1990) "Measuring the Efficient Utilization of Personnel at Navy Military Treatment Facilities.” Monterey, CA: Naval Postgraduate School thesis.
Executive Healthcare Resource Management Course, “Healthcare Technology and Information Management,” San Antonio, TX, 3/2011
Navy Days Introduction, HIMSS, Chicago, IL, 2/2009
Unified Biostatistical Utility/Uniform Business Office Annual Conference, “Use of M2”;”Coding Workload Integration Committee,” San Diego, CA, 7/2004
TRICARE Management Activity, “Modeling and Simulation Program in TMA: outcome of studies for the Deputy Surgeons General,” Falls Church, VA, 5/2004
Coding Compliance Editor Inpatient Integrated Product Team, “Overview of HA/TMA Initiatives for Coding,” 1/2004
TRICARE Financial Management Education Program, “Unified Biostatistical Utility,” Falls Church, VA, 11/2003
INFORMS Annual Meeting 2003, Health Section, “Discrete Event Simulation Initiatives in the Military Health System,” Atlanta, GA, 10/2003
Naval School of Health Sciences, "Budget Execution Tools," Bethesda, MD, 8/2000
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, “Decision Support Systems,” PMO 527, Bethesda, MD, 2/2000
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, "Application of Simulation at a Navy Clinic," Orlando, FL, 2/1998
TRICARE Conference, "Enrollment Based Capitation Data," Washington, DC, 2/1997
Secretary of the Navy's Committee on Retired Personnel, "DOD and HCFA Coordination of services to Dual Eligibles," Washington, DC, 3/1995
Triservice Medical Outcomes Measure Work Group, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), "Readiness Product Line: orthopedic injury," Washington, DC, 6/1994
TRICARE Conference, "Demographics - Population," Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC, 6/1994
Commanding Officers' Conference, Navy Surgeon General, "Product Line Evaluation," Washington, DC, 4/1994
Navy Surgeon General Focus Brief, "External Partnerships," BUMED, Washington, DC, 11/1993
Baylor University, Master program for Health Care Administrators, "BRAC Migration Model," San Antonio, TX, 6/1993
Ambulatory Care Functional Working Group, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), "Navy Ambulatory Resource Issues," Washington, DC, 6/1992
Department of Defense Assistant Deputy Comptroller, “CHAMPUS Information Systems," Washington, DC, 5/1992
Vice-Chief of Naval Operations, Standing Medical Board, "Measures of Effectiveness," Washington, DC, 3/1992
Navy Flag Level Working Committee, "Measures of Effectiveness," Washington, DC, 3/1992
Navy Resource Management Conference, "Performance Measurement Tools," Washington, DC, 9/1991 Utilization
Government Research Projects
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)/TRICARE Management Activity. (2004). “Health Care Management Demonstration Report to Congress.” Section 733 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 and Section 738 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002.
Project Officer for RAND OSD (Health Affairs) studies (2004). “Potentially Inappropriate Use of Pharmaceuticals by Elderly TRICARE Beneficiaries (DRR 3359)”; “Pharmacy Use and Costs in the Pharmacy Use and Costs in Employer-Provided Health Plans (MG-154-OSD)”; “Determinants of Dispensing Location in the Senior TRICARE Pharmacy Program (MG237-0)”.