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

The EDM Forum facilitates learning and collaboration among researchers and other key stakeholders who are generating the data, methods and evidence needed to build learning health systems that will improve patient care and outcomes. Read More


Breaking News: eGEMs Publishes 50th Paper!

eGEMs, an open access publication of the EDM Forum, has published its 50th paper, which focuses on strategies to improve quality of care in smaller healthcare facilities. Publishing since 2013, eGEMs facilitates the rapid dissemination of lessons learned from using electronic health data to advance research and quality improvement. With the overall goal of improving patient and community outcomes, eGEMs papers share important stories and strategies from the cutting edge of health information technology.

Contribute to an Investigation of Research Use of SNOMED CT

Are you involved in clinical or health informatics research or innovation? Do you already use SNOMED CT to add value to your research? The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) would like your advice on ways to help you and your colleagues exploit the power of SNOMED CT to support your research and development activities. IHTSDO is conducting a survey to investigate ways to facilitate and increase the use of SNOMED CT in research and innovation projects. The aim is to assess the benefits of using SNOMED CT in research projects and also to identify obstacles that limit use of SNOMED CT in these projects. The results of this survey will provide essential information to inform IHTSDO decisions on future support for research and innovation activities that utilize SNOMED CT.

Provide your feedback and complete their questionnaire by August 31 at: http://ihtsdo.org/research_questionnaire.

Comparative Health System Performance: Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Dissemination

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality seeks to award cooperative agreements of up to three Centers of Excellence on Comparative Health Systems, as part of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) dissemination. The funding opportunity announcement seeks applications to improve the uptake of PCOR findings among health care organizations and their clinicians. It also wants to compare the performance of these systems to each other and to the performance of more traditional forms of delivery system. Deadline for applications is October 17, 2014.


New! Call for Papers

Deadline: September 30, 2014

Publish important insights, innovative methods, and promising interfaces to improve patient outcomes in a new eGEMs special issue, Evidence into Action: Improving User Interface to Improve Patient Outcomes.

Guest Editor: Thomas McGinn, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

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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.