Delivering better care is a broad domain of research that includes assessing and improving the quality of care itself, expanding access to care, and understanding the many ways to organize and improve care in hospitals, health systems and other care settings.
Experts from The Leapfrog Group, an AcademyHealth organizational member, explore the challenges of translating diagnostic research into widespread action. A new initiative aims to address this and rapidly reduce harm from diagnostic error through public reporting and accountability.
The second post in our Weitzman Institute blog series on conducting health equity research during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights challenges and lessons learned in building rapport and authentically engaging with patients in a virtual research environment.
The techniques, focus, and skills of health service researchers is key as federal programs and health systems identify and administer treatments for Long COVID. As Long COVID continues to disproportionately harm populations that are already suffering from health disparities, poorly designed or targeted dissemination efforts could worsen this health outcome gap.
AcademyHealth, in collaboration with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, hosted a meeting with clinical experts, researchers, patients and other stakeholders on possible causes of pre-hospital diagnostic delay. This meeting will inform a call for proposals to advance the evidence base for pre-hospital diagnostic delays related to cancer, sepsis, and acute cardiovascular conditions.
Richard Baron, President and CEO of the ABIM Foundation and Lisa Simpson, President and CEO of AcademyHealth work to build understanding of the relationship between trust and susceptibility to misinformation, as outlined in a recent Health Affairs Forefront article.
AcademyHealth collaborated with a national advisory committee and a multidisciplinary group of experts and stakeholders from across and outside the VA to generate a set of priority research questions to address clinician burnout.
AcademyHealth, Boston Children’s Hospital, and FamilyVoices, partner to support five Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)-funded demonstration sites to optimize health and well-being for children with medical complexity and their families while also achieving health equity for these populations.
A new study found significant progress across a range of patient safety measures. Leah Binder, President and CEO of the Leapfrog Group, explores what changed, and why much more work needs to be done to improve patient safety.