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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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Medical Anthropology's Role in Shifting the Paradigm

Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research (HSR) in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, while others may just be new to us—leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective.
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.