The Innovation Station at ARM has been a great venue to talk about a variety of health care innovations. We had a chance to catch Judi Consalvo's expert presentation on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange, which included a new video about the Exchange and the release of the new call for health care policy innovations . We had a chance to catch Westat Project Manager Kay Gallagher's expert presentation on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange, and the release of the new call for health care policy innovations. With researchers, administrators, government officials, and concerned citizens across the country interested in finding innovative ways to improve health care in the United States, AHRQ created an online venue to showcase the latest innovations in this field. Through the Innovations Exchange, researchers can publicize their unique and effective approaches to improving health care, and health professionals can search for tools and evidence-based solutions to adopt. Carolyn Clancy, the director of AHRQ and featured speaker at AcademyHealth's opening plenary, has been a prominent advocate of the Innovations Exchange, remarking that "While biomedical innovations mean that health care is often far better than it was 10 years ago, we also need innovations in health care delivery to accelerate the pace of improvement." This month, AHRQ announced a new category of innovations to be considered for the Innovations Exchange – health care policy innovations. This new category includes legislation, regulations, incentives, deterrents, or other approaches in the public and private sector that change the behavior of individuals or organizations and influence the delivery of health care services. AcademyHealth is supporting this effort by helping to identify innovative health care policies for consideration. If you know of health care policy innovations that should be considered, are wondering whether a policy innovation you’re familiar with would be considered innovative, or have any questions about the process, please contact Kevin Koenig at (202) 292-6753. For more, visit:  

Blog comments are restricted to AcademyHealth members only. To add comments, please sign-in.