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Upcoming Event       2018 Annual Research Meeting

2018 Annual Research Meeting

The largest meeting of health services researchers and policy analysts
Date & Time June 24-26, 2018 Location Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington
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Capturing the Impact of Research on Policy: Lessons from an AcademyHealth Pilot Project

Establishing whether, how, and why a particular study has directly impacted health policy or health care practice is a persistent and well-documented challenge. A recent article in The Foundation Review chronicles AcademyHealth’s experience with this issue, including lessons learned that may be useful to other organizations that support research and policy analysis.
Posted Mar 13, 2018 By Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.
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Breaking through the hype in health care: What can machine learning really do for your patients?

The holy grail in health care is not fancier technology and tools, it is physician and patient behavior change. Machine learning will truly come of age when it can improve the decision-making of clinicians and patients or improve their efficiency in carrying out the actions that follow from those decisions.
Posted Feb 21, 2018 By Jean Drouin, M.D.