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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.

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Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

This ‘plain language summary’ considers a recent commentary from Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, that offers a broad review of the state of the science on Accountable Care Organizations, including a brief discussion of three new studies also published in the August issue.
Posted Jul 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post       Preprints Make Research More Accessible, But Use Among Health Services Researchers is Low

Preprints Make Research More Accessible, But Use Among Health Services Researchers is Low

Until recently, there were no preprint servers for medical and health sciences. In this post, Harlan Krumholz and Joseph Ross, co-founders of medRxiv, describe the benefits of preprints and highlight features of their preprint server for health sciences launched in June 2019.
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Effective, Engaging Strategies for Virtual Implementation Facilitation

Implementation Science: Effective, Engaging Strategies for Virtual Implementation Facilitation

COVID-19 forced virtual implementation strategies into the spotlight. In this blog post, as part of our series highlighting takeaways from the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, we explore opportunities and challenges of remote implementation facilitation and share best practices for effective engagement during and after the pandemic.
Posted Jul 21, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Introspection, Innovation, and Impatience: Paradigm Project Members Speak with the Field at ARM 2021

Introspection, Innovation, and Impatience: Paradigm Project Members Speak with the Field at ARM 2021

In a session at the 2021 Annual Research Meeting, Paradigm Project volunteers described innovations to act on diversity, equity, and inclusion, address racial bias in data, and build partnerships with community-based organizations. Panelists shared their lessons learned for building a movement to disrupt the status quo in health services research (HSR) and challenged the field to leverage Paradigm Project practices to spur innovation in order to advance more timely, impactful research.
Posted Jul 13, 2021 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.