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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       More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

More than 1 Million Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Have Gained Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act

Results from a recent study provide important evidence of population-level changes in coverage disparities under the ACA. Granular, disaggregated estimates like these can facilitate efforts to address health disparities for specific subgroups.
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Accelerating Knowledge and Competencies to Harness Data to Drive Health Care Transformation

Turning data into knowledge and action requires more than artificial intelligence and massive processing capacity. AcademyHealth President and CEO Dr. Lisa Simpson highlights some of the other keys to harnessing data for health care transformation, many of which will be discussed at this week's Health Data Policy and Strategy Orientation.
Posted Sep 25, 2018 By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP
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The Year of Data Quality

Rebecca Bruno of MITRE, an AcademyHealth organizational affiliate, highlights the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to enhance Medicaid data quality, improve its oversight functions, and provide data that can be used effectively by researchers and stakeholders.
Posted Sep 21, 2018 By Rebecca Bruno