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How we organize and deliver health care can affect its quality. Are there enough hospitals in the community to meet its needs? When health care providers work for a health system, do they deliver different care than those who don’t? This kind of evidence about hospitals and health systems is critical to delivering better care.

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Shortening the Evidence to Policy Pipeline at the Veterans Administration: Honoring Dr. Tom Edes

Members of the AcademyHealth Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Interest Group honor Thomas Edes, M.D. with the Roger C. Lipitz Leadership Award, noting his contributions to the field and work addressing aging and disability care needs within the Veterans Administration.
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Incorporating Participatory System Dynamics to Identify and Address Barriers to Change

Implementation Science: Incorporating Participatory System Dynamics to Identify and Address Barriers to Change

In order for health interventions to be effective, stakeholders must understand the deeply rooted systemic problems responsible for bottlenecks and miscommunications. The final blog in our series on implementation science examines how the study of participatory system dynamics can give implementation teams more insight into the root causes of health system pain points.
Posted Aug 9, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

Implementation Science: Leveraging User-Centered Design to Improve Experiences with Health Interventions

User-centered design helps make health interventions more engaging and effective for both patient participants and health care staff. How can implementation teams leverage user-centered design to achieve better outcomes?
Posted Aug 4, 2021 By Jennifer Bresnick
Blog Post       Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

Moving to Value-Based Care is a Marathon We’ve Barely Begun

This ‘plain language summary’ considers a recent commentary from Zirui Song, M.D., Ph.D., in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, that offers a broad review of the state of the science on Accountable Care Organizations, including a brief discussion of three new studies also published in the August issue.
Posted Jul 23, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren
Blog Post       New Research Looks at the Priorities and Pitfalls of Defining Network Adequacy Standards to Improve Veterans’ Access to Timely, High-Quality Care

New Research Looks at the Priorities and Pitfalls of Defining Network Adequacy Standards to Improve Veterans’ Access to Timely, High-Quality Care

This ‘plain language summary’ reviews recent research on how Veteran’s Affairs might ensure adequate access to high quality care via network adequacy standards. Network adequacy standards are common in the commercial market, where states regulate commercial insurers provider network. However, the regulations vary from state to state and the VA is a national system.
Posted May 18, 2021 By Kristin Rosengren