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AcademyHealth provides information on the latest developments in the field of health services research (HSR). In this section you will find evidence and tools for understanding the HSR literature, making optimal use of existing methods and evaluating and using new methods for research.

Blog Post       Innovative Study Design Alleviates Challenges Associated with Rare Disease Clinical Trials

Innovative Study Design Alleviates Challenges Associated with Rare Disease Clinical Trials

The road to the approval of therapies for rare diseases is long and challenging. This blog post outlines how one study addresses this through embracing a multistakeholder approach, removing travel barriers associated with participation, and leveraging historical patient data to replace placebo data.
Posted Aug 23, 2021 By Helen Moniz
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

User-centered design helps make health interventions more engaging and effective for both patient participants and health care staff. How can implementation teams leverage user-centered design to achieve better outcomes?
Posted Aug 4, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
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       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.