Health care data are generated and stored in a wide variety of formats. How can data users access and share data in order to learn from it? Health services researchers and data users are looking at data sharing to improve health and health care.
This brief profiles the EDM Forum, an initiative to collect, synthesize, and share lessons learned from research projects that are developing and using electronic clinical data to conduct comparative effectiveness research and patient-centered outcomes research.
AcademyHealth supports this research network that enables participating states to harness multi-state Medicaid data to address issues of national public health importance and measure the impact of innovative policies and interventions.
AcademyHealth’s public and population health portfolio offers training, scholarships and resources for researchers, facilitates connections with policymakers, and stimulates discussions around the challenges and opportunities faced by the evolving public health system – from organization and financing to delivery and impact.