Members of an AcademyHealth Thematic Working Group on low-value care among African American and Latinx Populations call for a re-examination of the term "low-value care," arguing that our existing framework for increasing care value does not consider the experiences of African American and Latinx populations.
Voices of a New Paradigm: The AcademyHealth Paradigm Project is profiling leaders whose work helps point Health Services Research (HSR) in a new direction. Some are new to HSR, while others may just be new to us—leaders in other fields whose work is inspiring or applicable. All are challenging the limits of the current paradigm in ways that help make HSR more effective.
AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project is looking outside the health care field for inspiration in reimagining health services research. AcademyHealth Senior Scholar Robin Strongin highlights the role visual arts can play in exposing racial bias and draws insights from racial equity efforts in the museum world that could be applied to health care.
Using COVID-19 vaccine distribution as an example, AcademyHealth members illustrate the need for a health equity framework to help avoid the perpetuation of disparities already embedded in our systems and processes, or create new ones.
This month’s edition of The Blueprint takes a closer look at innovative alternatives to peer review in funding decisions such as grant lotteries, includes an interactive tool to assess whether research and policy advances health equity, and describes a new study on why your tweet about your scholarly article probably won’t get many clicks.
AcademyHealth's Medicaid Medical Directors Network (MMDN) share their perspectives on clinical matters related to telehealth, especially around equity, quality, and payment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Informed by discussant interviews, this report highlights themes in successful state-based maternal health data linkage initiatives, gaps in implementing such initiatives, and the status of current data linkages to address maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
Members of AcademyHealth’s Child Health Services Research Interest Group Advisory Committee reflect on five key areas of advancement of Child HSR during 2020, and consider the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on children.
At last month’s National Health Policy Conference and Health Datapalooza, keynote speaker Francesca Dominici highlighted the importance of data as a foundation for informed decision-making for both health and climate policy.
Lessons from the Field: Building Organizational Resiliency to Deliver High-Value Care in the Time of COVID
In a recent webinar for the Research Community on Low-Value Care, experts shared what their organizations have learned about building organizational resilience, recovery, and capacity during COVID-19. Speakers emphasized the need to re-design our health systems around high-value care, equity, and more stable payment structures.