Evidence, Data, & Methods to Build Learning Health Systems of the Future

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Mark Your Calendars: Methodological Issues in Big Data Analytics

The use of big data provides immense possibilities in addressing research questions in health economics and health services research. However, the fact that most of these data sources are observational in nature and draw causal inferences, makes their use challenging. This AcademyHealth webinar will present some of the methodological issues in terms of identification, inference and bias reduction in big data analytics. Date: May 7, 2015; 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET.

Submit Today: New eGEMs Call for Papers on Data Governance

New technologies have rapidly emerged to support collection and use of a wide variety of data from as clinical, genomic, social and behavioral, environmental, and financial sources. Corporate and personal data are increasingly available for a number of purposes and it is critical to ensure high standards for privacy, security, and appropriate use of these data to preserve trust. Despite these rapid changes in the field, access to literature on health data governance is limited. In response to this need, the EDM Forum is now accepting submissions for a special issue of eGEMs, titled Trust 2.0: Data Governance to Support Health and Discovery. All manuscripts must be received by June 30, 2015.

Blog Post: Designing Visual Dashboards for Patient-Reported Outcomes

Patient-reported outcomes can't improve care if the information is not presented in meaningful and useful ways. In a new blog post, investigators at CERTAIN describe their recently published eGEMs paper, which outlines a multi-step process they developed for creating interactive visual dashboards that display PRO data gathered from patients who had spine surgery in Washington State.

Introducing Concordium 2015: A New AcademyHealth Conference

Transforming health care delivery into a system that achieves the Triple Aim requires an understanding of how best to use electronic health data for research and quality improvement. Concordium 2015 will bring together individuals and organizations working with big health data to integrate evidence, practice, and policy in the delivery system setting. The conference is designed to advance the use of research on promising methods and applications in health systems by: showcasing innovation and leading ideas; sharing emerging science and applications; and promoting collaboration. This new meeting grows out of the previously offered EDM Forum Stakeholder Symposium and the Delivery System Meeting series to focus on ways to integrate evidence, practice, and policy.

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Concordium 2015: A New Meeting

Data and Knowledge Transforming Health

  Dr. Glen Mays

Concordium 2015 seeks to advance the strategic development and use of evidence to transform health systems by showcasing innovation and leading ideas; sharing emerging science and applications; and promoting collaboration. Transforming health care delivery into a system that achieves the Triple Aim requires an understanding of how best to use electronic health data for research and quality improvement. This new meeting brings together the EDM Forum Stakeholder Symposium and AcademyHealth’s Delivery System Meeting, to focus on ways to integrate evidence, practice, and policy. Abstracts are due May 18.

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AcademyHealth’s EDM Forum was created through a cooperative agreement from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant #U13 HS19564-010. Ongoing support for the EDM Forum comes from AHRQ Grant #U18 HS022789-01.