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.
Addressing real-world challenges in health care requires adaptable and applicable designs and research methods. AcademyHealth’s LHS Interest Group offers a forum for shared learning through webinars and a community of practice.
During a recent Field in Focus event, AcademyHealth’s four official journals provided a members-only look at what it takes for researchers to increase their publishing success rate. Read the key takeaways below.
Health data and research ethicist, Dr. Camille Nebeker, reviews existing and emerging ethical considerations for health research using new data and methods, and uses an original framework to analyze several case examples – that demonstrate the relationships between domains of research and key ethical principles.
While disadvantage indices are increasingly recognized as a valuable tool to help promote health and prioritize equity, future use of these tools must include investments in data infrastructure, community partnerships, and further evaluation.
AcademyHealth continues to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the health services and policy workforce. This blog post provides an update on recent activities and highlights new resources for the field.
In support of the work and recommendations by the Advisory Group on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in HSR, AcademyHealth is pleased to release an initial glossary of DEI terms and concepts. This document is a starting point that aims to encourage a shared language for community discourse about DEI.
Health services researchers and others with expertise in open science issues suggest several next steps for the field including developing a common open science terminology, creating an open science interest group, designing open science trainings, and leveraging federal law to increase access to data.
Lack of data regarding dual-eligible individuals has long hindered the development of effective policy solutions and care improvement. AcademyHealth organizational member Arnold Ventures highlights new resources to help the research community strengthen and expand evidence at a critical time in the policy debate.
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.
The August 2021 edition of the Blueprint spotlights the Paradigm Project’s panel at ARM and a blog post from Michael Gluck on lessons from the Paradigm Project and how AcademyHealth will use this work as the basis of a social movement to create real and lasting change in HSR.