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Welcome to the AcademyHealth blog, together with our members, we promote interaction across the health research and policy arenas by bringing together a broad spectrum of players to share their perspectives. Here we offer important perspectives from people passionate about expanding access to care, reducing costs and improving quality, as well as updates on AcademyHealth activities relevant to the community.

Blog Post       Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

Reflecting on the Current and Future State of Pediatric Quality Measurement and Improvement

A panel of experts shared their insights on the shifting dynamics in pediatric care and research and discussed how performance measurement and improvement in pediatric care can be further advanced to improve overall outcomes
Blog Post       Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

A report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) found that a lack of trust was a key barrier to data sharing. Expert panelists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the National Partnership for Women and Families, PCORI, and the NAM delved into this topic at the recent Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference.
Posted Apr 1, 2021 By Sarah Greene, M.P.H.
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Want a Distinguished Career in Improving Health Care? Learn from One of the Best: Stephen Shortell

AcademyHealth and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration congratulate friend, colleague, and long-time member Steve Shortell on his induction into Modern Healthcare’s Hall of Fame.
Blog Post       Commentary Explores Opportunities to Advance High-Value Care in A Post-Pandemic World

Commentary Explores Opportunities to Advance High-Value Care in A Post-Pandemic World

Reflecting upon the 2019 Summit, “Imagining a World Without Low-Value Care: What Will it Take?” sponsored by AcademyHealth, the Donaghue Foundation, and the ABIM Foundation, in collaboration with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health and the Veterans Administration, a commentary published in the American Journal of Managed Care explores the main barriers preventing progress against low-value care and highlights promising solutions.
Posted Mar 24, 2021 By Sarah Millender
Blog Post       Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

Informed by discussant interviews, this report highlights themes in successful state-based maternal health data linkage initiatives, gaps in implementing such initiatives, and the status of current data linkages to address maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Blog Post       Experts in Child Health Services Research Reflect on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

Experts in Child Health Services Research Reflect on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

Members of AcademyHealth’s Child Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee reflect on five key areas of advancement of Child HSR during 2020, and consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children.
Blog Post       Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID

Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID

In a recent webinar for the Research Community on Low-Value Care, experts shared what their organizations have learned about building organizational resilience, recovery, and capacity during COVID-19. Speakers emphasized the need to re-design our health systems around high-value care, equity, and more stable payment structures.
Posted Mar 4, 2021 By Sarah Millender
Blog Post       Three Key Considerations for Building Successful Health System Leader and Researcher Partnerships

Three Key Considerations for Building Successful Health System Leader and Researcher Partnerships

In a recent convening hosted by AcademyHealth, the ABIM Foundation, and the Donaghue Foundation, stakeholders explored what it takes to build successful partnerships between health systems leaders and researchers and how to deploy these partnerships to deliver high-value, equitable care.
Posted Mar 2, 2021 By Sarah Millender