Larry D. Gamm, Ph.D.

Larry D. Gamm, Ph.D.

Regents Professor, Director

Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)
212 Adriance Lab Rd.
College Station, TX   77843

Phone: 979-458-2246
Gamm@sph.tamhsc.edu

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Research Interests

  • Leadership, Key Technologies, and Innovation in Healthcare Organizations
  • Electronic Medical Record Implementation
  • Primary Care and Medical Homes
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Community Health Partnerships
  • Rural Health
  • Management of Organizational Innovation
  • Interorganizational Research

Education and Post-Graduate Training

  • Ph.D. in Political Science (focus on Organization and Community Behavior), University of Iowa-1972
  • M.A. in Political Science (focus on International Economic Development), University of Iowa- 1968
  • B.A. in Political Science, Upper Iowa University-1965.

Recent Publications

  • Johnson C., Spaulding, A., Kash, B., Kim, J., and Gamm, L.D.. (forthcoming). “Hospital and Health System Change and Transformation Typology.” Academy of Management Journal. Kash B.A., Spaulding, A., Johnson, C.E., and Gamm, L.D. (2014). “Success Factors for Strategic Change Initiatives: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Administrators' Perspectives” Journal of Healthcare Management. 59(1).
  • Schuller, K.A., Kash, B.A. , Edwardson, N., Gamm, L.D. (2013) “Enabling and Disabling Factors in Implementation of Studer Group’s Evidence-Based Leadership Initiative: A Qualitative Case Study” Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 6 (2): 90-99.
  • Kash, B., Spaulding, A., Gamm, L. and Johnson, C. (2013) “Leadership, Culture, and Organizational Technologies as Absorptive Capacity for Innovation and Transformation in the Healthcare Sector: A Framework for Research” Change Management: An International Journal. 13(1)
  • Kash, B., Spaulding, A., Gamm, L. and Johnson, C. (2013) “Healthcare Administrators’ Perspectives on the Role of Absorptive Capacity for Strategic Change Initiatives: A Qualitative Study” Health Care Management Review. 38(4): 339-348.
  • Schuller, K.A., Lin, Szu-hsuan, Gamm, L.D. Edwardson, N. (forthcoming) "Discharge Phone Calls: A Technique to Improve Patient Care during the Transition from Hospital to Home" Journal for Healthcare Quality
  • Schuller, K.A., Kash, B.A., Edwardson, N., Gamm, L.D. (forthcoming) “Enabling and Disabling Factors in Implementation of Studer Group’s Evidence-Based Leadership Initiative: A Qualitative Case Study” Journal of Communication in Healthcare.
  • Kash, B., Spaulding, A., Gamm, L. and Johnson, C. (forthcoming) “Leadership, Culture, and Organizational Technologies as Absorptive Capacity for Innovation and Transformation in the Healthcare Sector: A Framework for Research” Change Management: An International Journal.
  • Johnson C., Spaulding, A., Kash, B.A., Kim, J., and Gamm, L.D.. (forthcoming). Hospital and Health System Change and Transformation Typology.  Academy of Management Journal.
  • Kash B.A., Spaulding, A., Johnson, C.E., and Gamm, L.D. (2014). Success Factors for Strategic Change Initiatives: A Qualitative Study of Healthcare Administrators' Perspectives. Journal of Healthcare Management 59 (1).
  • Kash, B., Spaulding, A., Gamm, L. and Johnson, C. (2013) “Healthcare Administrators’ Perspectives on the Role of Absorptive Capacity for Strategic Change Initiatives: A Qualitative Study” Health Care Management Review. 38(4): 339-348.
  • Spaulding, A., Gamm, L. Kim, Menser, T. “Hospital Project Interdependencies and Multi-Project Management: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study” (2012) Health Care Management Review (electronically published ahead of print)
  • Vest, J.R., Zhao, H., Jasperson, J., Gamm, L., Ohsfeldt, R.L. (2011) “Factors motivating and affecting health information exchange usage.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 18:143-149.
  • Vest J.R. and Gamm L.D. (2010) “Health information exchange: persistent challenges & new strategies” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 17, 288-294.
  • Bolin, J.N., Gamm, L., Vest, J.R., Edwardson, N. and Miller, T. (2011) Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Will Healthcare Reform Provide New Options for Rural Communities and Providers? Family & Community Health.34(2): 93-101.
  • Vest, J.R., Gamm, L.D., Oxford, B.A., Gonzalez, M.I., and Slawson, K.M., (2010) “Determinants of preventable readmissions in the United States: a systematic review.” Implementation Science. 5(88):1-28.
  • Vest J.R., Bolin J.N., Miller T.R., Gamm L.D., Siegrist T.E. and Martinez L.E. (2010) “Medical Homes: ‘Where you stand on definitions depends on where you sit’” Medical Care Research & Review, 67(4): 393-411.
  • Vest, J. and Gamm L.D., (2009). “A critical review of the research literature on Six Sigma, Lean & StuderGroup’s Hardwiring Excellence: the need to demonstrate and communicate the effectiveness of transformation strategies in U.S. healthcare,” Implementation Science, 4(35).
  • Gamm, L., Kash., B., and Bolin, J. (2007)"Organizational Technologies for Transforming care: Measures and Strategies for Pursuit of IOM Quality Aims" Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 30(4), October/December, 291 - 301
  • Fenton, S.H., and Gamm, L.D. (2007) "Who's Coding and How in Physician Practices; A Survey of E/M Documentation and Coding Practices", Journal of AHIMA, 78(7), July/August, 52-55.
  • Fenton, S.H., and Gamm, L.D. (2007) "Evaluation and Management Coding Technology Adoption",  Perspectives in Health Care Information Management, 4(7), 1-24.
  • Kash, B., Gamm, L., Bolin, J., Peck, B. (2005) "Opportunities for Administrators in Promoting Disease Management," Journal of Healthcare Management. 50:5. 297-310
  • Gamm, L., Bolin, J., Kash, B., (2005) "Organizational Technologies of Chronic Disease Management Programs in Large Rural Multispecialty Group Practice Systems," Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 28:3. 210-221.
  • Bolin, J., Gamm, L., Kash, B., Peck, B. M., (2005) "Chronic Disease Management in Rural and Underserved Populations: Innovation and Systems Improvement Help Lead to Success," Managed Care Interface. 18:3. 37-41, 55.
  • Gamm, L. and Hutchison, L. (2004) "Rural Healthy People 2010: Evolving Interactive Practice," American Journal of Public Health. 94 (10): 1711-1712.