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Blog Post       Study Finds New Cancer Therapies Improved Survival, But Increased Medicare Spending Substantially

Study Finds New Cancer Therapies Improved Survival, But Increased Medicare Spending Substantially

A new study published in HSR, an official journal of AcademyHealth, found that while the use of new cancer therapies did result in noteworthy improvements in lung cancer survival rates, Medicare spending increased substantially, raising concerns about the financial burden of these treatments.
Posted May 19, 2021 By Lauren Adams, M.A.
Blog Post       Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups: The Value of Convening

A report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) found that a lack of trust was a key barrier to data sharing. Expert panelists from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the National Partnership for Women and Families, PCORI, and the NAM delved into this topic at the recent Health Datapalooza and National Health Policy Conference.
Posted Apr 1, 2021 By Sarah Greene, M.P.H.
Blog Post       Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

Report Reveals Successes and Gaps in Linking Data to Advance Maternal Health

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.
Blog Post       Experts in Child Health Services Research Reflect on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

Experts in Child Health Services Research Reflect on 2020 and Look Ahead to 2021

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.
Blog Post       Enhancing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Data Infrastructure to Address the Opioid Crisis

Enhancing Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Data Infrastructure to Address the Opioid Crisis

The severity and the complexity of the opioid crisis require research that is both patient-centered and supported by robust data infrastructure. Several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) projects are working across agencies to build the nation’s capacity for exactly this kind of research.
Posted Feb 17, 2021 By Prashila Dullabh, M.D.