Amidst a myriad of health policy changes, physician advocacy is now more relevant than ever. AcademyHealth member, Dr. Anita Shah and coauthor Dr. Abby Nerlinger highlight a tool for documenting a scholarly approach to advocacy.
The holy grail in health care is not fancier technology and tools, it is physician and patient behavior change. Machine learning will truly come of age when it can improve the decision-making of clinicians and patients or improve their efficiency in carrying out the actions that follow from those decisions.
As we bear witness to all the change afoot, our challenge is to identify when – and for whom – a change is an improvement. For those of us who produce the evidence that help us determine this, there is no time to rest.
While previous research suggests that people prioritize interpersonal aspects of care quality, new research finds they also value clinical aspects of quality. How highly people rate the importance of these two aspects varies depending on their health needs.
Recent study findings, highlighted this week in Health Affairs, find that consumers rely on sources outside the traditional health care system when making decisions about their health. A new call for proposals seeks to build the evidence base on building trust within the health care system.
Retail health clinics are a growing care source now capable of treating the approximately 100 million Americans with diabetes, asthma, or hypertension. AcademyHealth student member Elizabeth Danielson highlights the need for research into cost and quality of this care.
AcademyHealth, in partnership with the ABIM Foundation, has developed a set of priorities through engagement of multi-stakeholder groups to develop, test, and use measures of low-value care that are sensitive to patient’s values. This webinar encompases a discussion of the rationale and scope of the project, the prioritization methods, and implications of the prioritization endeavors for low-value care measurement
The Summer 2017 edition of VA FORUM highlights research pointing to advances in addressing the unique needs of rural Veterans.
The June 2017 issue of HSR Journal features papers on quality and outcomes, insurance and payment reform, and access and utilization.