The explosion of health-related data has created new opportunities to understand how health care is delivered, paid for and preserved. Health services evidence helps us understand how to identify, validate, share and analyze data to improve health.
Leveraging data from AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MODRN), new research finds substantial improvements in use of medications for OUD. Improved understanding of the factors driving this increase is crucial to closing remaining treatment gaps.
The theme of scientific innovation featured prominently as this year’s Annual Research Meeting. Speakers across panels pointed to opportunities for the field of health services research to better address the needs of decisionmakers.
As AcademyHealth’s Paradigm Project continues to use human-centered design and other tools to identify ways to increase the relevance, timeliness, quality, and impact of HSR, integrating conversations about real-world data, community engagement, and participation will be critical.
In a recent webinar in collaboration with the National Pharmaceutical Council, experts discussed how to evaluate SDOH programs and interventions from a cost perspective. Speakers emphasized the incomplete state of current knowledge and the need to improve studies and data infrastructure to determine their value.
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.
Written by Kentucky members of AcademyHealth’s State-University Partnership Learning Network, this issue brief offers strategies to improve antibiotic use, including an analysis of Kentucky Medicaid claims data.
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.
Members of an AcademyHealth thematic working group explore potential connections between digital health care strategies and low-value care. Authors identify three types of low-value care that digital health may generate, and offer policy solutions.