In the quickly evolving world of health data, new and innovative tools are emerging to analyze the vast scores of data being produced. Health services researchers are developing and evaluating new tools to improve the analysis of Big Data to inform policy and action.
The Impact Metrics Tracker, a tool developed by AcademyHealth with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides researchers with a centralized place to record their research activities and generates a custom dashboard summarizing the impact of the work.
The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) is supporting four teams develop implementable, data-driven research to decrease inequity in the health care system. These projects were identified in partnership with AcademyHealth and a work group comprised of PTEC members and partners.
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.
At a June 2021 AcademyHealth workshop, supported by Blue Shield of California Foundation, public health officials shared their on-the-ground experiences of using disadvantage indices to locate COVID-19 testing sites, allocate vaccines, set up vaccination sites, and conduct community outreach to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
This introductory seminar explored effective search, communication, and dissemination strategies and provided an overview of resources publicly available through the National Library of Medicine for public health and health services and policy researchers to use in their work.
Date & Time August 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Greg Downing, AcademyHealth senior scholar in residence and Founder of Innovation Horizons, LLC, outlines recent policy directives related to artificial intelligence, shares digital health and health policy experts’ perspectives on them, and highlights key takeaways for health care policymakers and researchers.
Understanding the uptake and use of health services research is a challenging endeavor for funders and researchers alike. This post highlights public funder perspectives on research impact assessment and offers considerations for researchers seeking to increase the impact of their work.