The intersection of health, health care and policy to share important findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it has never been more important. With the return of the 2022 Annual Research Meeting as a physical gathering, this dedicated space allows for organic networking of health research, analytics, and policy-focused colleagues.
The Public and Population Health theme focusing on community-based health outcomes and interwoven throughout other conference themes, provides an opportunity to convene and potentially transform the health care system which spends more on health care yet lags in life expectancy and chronic diseases.
This year’s ARM will provide space to discuss health equity themes in Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, commercially insured and community populations. Examples include: structural racism and disparities, patient-centered research, social determinants and social needs, digital technologies, data and analytics and more.
Public and Population Health session topics and highlights include:
COVID-19: Multi-population Impacts
On Monday, June 6, Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Boston University research leadership will present on estimated impacts of the pandemic across multiple populations along with challenges in administrative claims, death certificates, and other public health data for timely impact evaluations. Sunday offers Hospitals and Health Systems and the Impact of COVID-19 and Tuesday offers a related session on HIEs and public health reporting during the pandemic and beyond. COVID-19 treatments are included in a session on Prescribing Behavior and Impact, for which the ongoing opioid crisis figures prominently in a session focused on standard metrics and state adoption.
Measurement and Analytics
Robust sessions taking place Sunday through Tuesday will offer insights tools for measurement and analytics, dashboards, policy, and monitoring system evaluations. One session will include deep dives into measurement and evaluation of non-clinical barriers to health, with policy and public health implications. Digital divides, immigration and Medicaid and SNAP for children, adverse childhood experiences, and multiple public data indices’ comparative value in identifying the most vulnerable populations will be explored.
Poster sessions for this theme will include a study by three colleagues from the American Medical Association who developed a measure of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and health disparities in a weighted geographic-based single-score CVD Risk Index.
To hear first-hand from these and many other experts, be sure to register for the in-person 2022 Health Research Meeting taking place next week in Washington D.C.