Timothy Huerta, PhD, MS

Associate Professor


  • 2015 Myron Fottler Outstanding Service Award.
  • 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award.
  • 2014 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Paper entitled: "Insider versus Outsider CEO Succession and Competitive Advantage.
  • 2010 Best Paper Award 2010.
  • 2009 Best Theory to Practice Paper Award 2009.
  • 2000 Division Commander of the Year.
  • 1999 Alumnus of the Year.
  • 1995 Doctoral Forgivable Loan Recipient.
  • 1995 Dean's Merit Scholar.
  • 1994 Alumnus of the Year.
  • 1993 Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society.
  • 1992 Entrepreneur Certificate of Appreciation.
  • 1989 Greek Scholar of the Year.
  • 1988 Fall CEDA Debate Champion.
  • 1985 Freshman Honors Scholar in Chemistry.

Book Chapters


  • 2013. "Social Network Analysis and the Integration of Care: Theory and Method." In Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, edited by Mick, SS,


  • 2012. "International Healthcare Information Technology Policy from the U.S. Perspective." In Advances in Healthcare Management,





  • 2006. "Systemic Transformational Change in Tobacco Control: An Overview of the Initiative for the Study and Implementation of Systems (ISIS)." In Innovations in Health Care: A Reality Check, edited by Casebeer, Harrison, Annabelle,

Journal Articles


  • Walker, DM, Sieck, C, Menser, TL, Huerta, TR, McAlearney, AS, 2017, "Information Technology to Support Patient Engagement: Where Do We Stand and Where Can We Go?." J Am Med Inform Assoc Apr, Online Journal - Online Journal.
  • Murray, KR, Hilligoss, B, Hefner, JL, McAlearney, AS, Huerta, TR, Moffatt-Bruce, SD, 2017, "The Quality Reporting Reality at a Large Academic Medical Center: Reporting 1600 unique measures to 49 different sources." International Journal of Academic Medicine 3, no. 1, 10-15 - 10-15.
  • Tolentino, JC, Stoltzfus, JC, Harris, R, Mazza, A, Foltz, D, Deringer, P, Sakran, JV, Menak, R, Mira, AA, Nguyen, M, Moffatt-Bruce, SD, Huerta, TR, Papadimos, TJ, Stawicki, SP, 2017, "Comorbidity-Polypharmacy Score Predicts Readmissions and in-Hospital Mortality: A Six-Hospital Health Network Experience." J Basic Clin Pharm 8, 98-103 - 98-103.
  • Walker, D.M.; Johnson, T.; Ford, E.W.; Huerta, T.R., 2017, "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor: Examining Changes in How Privacy Concerns Affect Patient Withholding Behavior." J Med Internet Res 19, no. 1,


  • Hefner, JL, Feng, P, Peterson, LT, McAlearney, AS, Ford, EW, Foster, C, Huerta, TR, 2016, "The Ingredients of a Clinical Practice Guideline: A Qualitative Assessment of the Research Used in the Development of a Pediatric Asthma Guideline." Medical Research Archives 3, 1-12 - 1-12.
  • Johansen, ME, Kircher, SM, Huerta, TR, 2016, "Reexamining the Ecology of Medical Care Revisited." New England Journal of Medicine 374, no. 5, 495-6 - 495-6.
  • Bae, J, Ford, EW, Huerta, TR, 2016, "The Electronic Medical Record's Role in Support of Smoking Cessation Activities." Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18, no. 5, 1019-24 - 1019-24.
  • McAlearney, AS, Sieck, CJ, Hefner, JL, Aldrich, AM, Walker, DM, Rizer, MK, Moffatt-Bruce, SD, Huerta, TR, 2016, High Touch and High Tech (HT2) Proposal: Transforming Patient Engagement Throughout the Continuum of Care by Engaging Patients with Portal Technology at the Bedside. JMIR Res Protoc 5, no. 4, e221 - e221.
  • Link, TW, Hefner, JL, Ford, EW, Huerta, TR, 2016, "An Effective Web Presence for Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities." Subst Use Misuse 51, no. 5, 664-7 - 664-7.
  • Huerta,TR, Walker, C, Murray, KR, Hefner, JL, McAlearney, AS, Moffatt-Bruce, S, 2016, "Patient Safety Errors: Leveraging Health Information Technology to Facilitate Patient Reporting." J Healthc Qual 38, no. 1, 17-23 - 17-23.
  • Walker, DM, Huerta, TR, Diana, ML, 2016, "Conceptual Model for Achieving Value for Provider Organizations Participating in Health Information Exchange." Int J Organ Theor Behav 19, no. 2, 233-59 - 233-59.
  • Klatt, MD, Sieck, CJ, Gascon, G, Malarkey, W, Huerta, TR, 2016, "A Healthcare Utilization Cost Comparison Between Employees Receiving a Worksite Mindfulness Intervention to Matched Controls 5 Years Post Intervention." Complementary Therapies in Medicine 27, 139-44 - 139-44.
  • Evans, DC, Firstenberg, MS, Galwankar, SC, Moffatt-Bruce, SD, Nanda, S, O'Mara, MS, Papadimos, TJ, Stawicki, SP, Huerta, TR, et al., 2016, "What's New in Academic Medicine? Celebrating the Decade-long Journey from OPUS 12 Scientist to International Journal of Academic Medicine." International Journal of Academic Medicine 2, no. 3, 1 - 1.
  • Walker, D.M.; Huerta, T.R.; Diana, M.L., 2016, "Running head: Value from health information exchange." International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior 19, no. 2, 233-259 - 233-259.


  • McAlearney AS, Hefner JL, Sieck CJ, Huerta TR, 2015, "The Journey through Grief: Insights from a Qualitative Study of Electronic Health Record Implementation." Health Services Research N/A, 1-27 - 1-27.
  • McAlearney, AS, Hefner, JL, Sieck, CJ, Rizer, M, Huerta, TR, 2015, "Fundamental Issues in Implementing an Ambulatory Care Electronic Health Record." Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 28, no. 1, 55-64 - 55-64.


  • Huerta, TR, Hefner, JL, McAlearney, AS., 2014, "Payment Models to Support Population Health Management." Advances in Health Care Management 16, 177-83 - 177-83.
  • Huerta, TR, Pettit, L, Silvera, G, Ford, EW, 2014, "EMR Implementation Speed: Patient Safety Culture Paradox: Part 2." Journal of Healthcare Information Management 4, no. 28, 40-45 - 40-45.
  • Ford EW, Pettit L, Silvera G, Huerta TR, 2014, "EMR Implementation Speed: Patient Safety Culture Paradox." Journal of Healthcare Information Management 3, no. 28, 24-31 - 24-31.
  • Ford, EW, Huerta, TR, Menachemi, N, Babik, D, 2014, "Aligning Strategic Orientation with Information Resources." Journal of Management and Strategy 4, no. 4, 32-44 - 32-44.
  • Hefner, JL, Huerta, TR, McAlearney, AS, 2014, "Preface. “Population Health Management in Health Care Organizations." Advances in Health Care Management 16, 17-24 - 17-24.


  • Huerta, TR, Sieck, CJ, Hefner, J, Johansen, M, Wexler, R, McAlearney, AS, 2013, "Patient Centered Care Plus Medical Home Does Not Equal Patient-Centered Medical Home: Why Layering Models of Care May Not Lead to Better Outcomes." OA Family Medicine 1, no. 1, 5 - 5.
  • Ford, EW, Huerta, TR, Menachemi, N, Thompson, MA, Yu, F, 2013, "Health Information Technology Vendor-selection Strategies and Total Factor Productivity." Health Care Management Review 38, no. 3, 177-187 - 177-187.
  • Huerta TR, Sieck CJ, Hefner J, Johansen M, Wexler R, McAlearney AS, 2013, "Patient-Centered Care Plus Medical Home Does Not Equal Patient-Centered Medical Home: Why Layering Models of Care May Not Lead to Better Outcomes." OA Family Medicine 1, no. April 2013, 1-5 - 1-5.


  • Huerta, TR, 2012, "Book Review: Katherine C. Kellogg: Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery." Organization Studies 33, no. 12, 1791-1794 - 1791-1794.
  • Huerta, TR, Ford, EW, 2012, As Goes the Spoils, Goes the Victories: Exploring Major League Baseball's Playoff Bonus System. The Sport Journal 15, . - ..
  • Harle, CA, Huerta, TR, Ford, EW, Diana, ML, Menachemi, N, 2012, "Overcoming Challenges to Achieving Meaningful Use: Insights from Hospitals that Successfully Received CMS Payments in 2011." Journal of the Medical Informatics Association 20, no. 2, 233-237 - 233-237.
  • Thompson, MA, Huerta, TR, Ford, EW, 2012, "Mandatory Insurance Coverage and Hospital Productivity in Massachusetts: Bending the Curve?." Health Care Management Review 37, no. 4, 294-300 - 294-300.
  • Ford EW, Huerta TR, Menachemi N, Thompson MA, Yu F, 2012, "Health information technology vendor selection strategies and total factor productivity." Health Care Management Review ., . - ..


  • Huerta, TR, 2011, "The Emerging Healthcare Education Revolution." International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education 4, no. 3, 262-5 - 262-5.
  • Huerta TR, Thompson MA, Ford EW, 2011, "The Role of Safe Practices in Hospitals' Total Factor Productivity." Journal of Healthcare Leadership 3, 1-7 - 1-7.
  • Gray, D, Chau, S, Huerta, TR, Frankish, J, 2011, "Urban-rural Migration and Health and Quality of life in Homeless People?." Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless 20, no. 1-2, 75-93 - 75-93.
  • Huerta, TR, Ford, EW, Ford, WF, Thompson, MA, 2011, "Realizing the Value Proposition: A Longitudinal Assessment of Hospitals' Total Factor Productivity." Journal of Health Care Engineering 2, no. 3, 285-302 - 285-302.
  • Reeves, TR, Huerta, TR, Ford, EW, 2011, "Co-creating Management Education: Moving Toward Emergent Education in a Complex World." International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education 4, no. 3, 265-283 - 265-283.
  • Huerta TR, Thompson MA, Ford EW, Ford WF, 2011, "Hospitals' total factor productivity: The impact of electronic health record implementation." Decision Support Systems ., . - ..


  • Ford, EW, Huerta, TR, Diana, ML, Campbell, CR, 2009, "A Student Journaling Exercise: Preparing for Competency-based Curricula." The Journal of Health Administration Education 26, no. 3, 193-206 - 193-206.


  • Provan, KG, Clark, PI, Huerta,TR, 2008, "Transdisciplinarity Among Tobbaco Harm - Reduction Researchers: A Network Analytic Approach." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35, no. 2S, S173-S181 - S173-S181.


  • Lau F, Best A, Huerta TR, Kerner J, 2007, "What We Know: Managing the Knowledge Content." Greater Than The Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control ., no. 18, 185-224 - 185-224.
  • Provan, KP, Contractor, N, Huerta, TR, Kerner, J, 2007, "Understanding and Managing Stakeholder Networks." Greater Than The Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control ., no. 18, 147-183 - 147-183.
  • Trochim, B, Tenkasi, R, Milstein, B, Berland, A, Best, GL, Huerta, TR, 2007, "How to Organize: Items Organizing." Greater Than The Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control ., no. 18, 61-108 - 61-108.


  • Casebeer, A, Huerta, TR, VanderPlaat, M, 2006, "Re-navigating the Research and Practice Terrain of Health Services Networks." Healthcare Papers 7, no. 2, 68-75 - 68-75.


  • Huerta, TR, 2005, "Simulating the Role of Institutions on the Use of Common Pool Resources." International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior ., 1-34 - 1-34.


  • Hefner, JL, Sieck, CJ, Walker, D, Huerta, TR, McAlearney, AS, "Health Care Team Perceptions of a System-Wide Inpatient Portal Implementation." J Med Internet Res
  • Huerta, TR, McAlearney, AS, Rizer, MK, "Personal Health Record Access at the Bedside: Introducing Tablets to Inpatient Care." Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Huerta, TR, Walker, DM, Ford, EW, "A Ranking of U.S. Children’s Hospital Websites: Identifying Standards for Effective Consumer Engagement.." Hospital Pediatrics
  • Bae, J, Ford, EW, Wu, S, Huerta, TR, "Electronic Reminder’s Role in Promoting Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Use." American Journal of Managed Care