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In Case You Missed It: eGEMs Special Issue on Sustainability

Ever wondered how the HMO Research Network, the DARTNet Institute, i2b2, and successful registries build and sustain thriving collaborations? A recent eGEMs special issue on Sustaining the Effective Use of Health Care Data presents a groundbreaking collection of papers that highlights promising business models and partner strategies to achieve sustainability. Guest editor Dr. Adam Wilcox, Director of Medical Informatics at Intermountain Healthcare, brings together the perspectives of leaders in the field to share stories of successful efforts and ongoing challenges faced by collaborators using electronic data to generate the evidence needed to improve health.

Apply Today! Three AcademyHealth Fellowships Available

AcademyHealth is accepting applications for the following fellowships focused on population health, delivery system science, and health services and policy research:


AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Scholars in Residence Program (Deadline: November 7, 2014)
Delivery System Science Fellowship (Deadline: December 31, 2014)
NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship (Deadline: January 5, 2015)

New Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Care Policy

The National Pharmaceutical Council and the George Washington University Milken Institute of Public Health are pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship addressing the policy implications of: a) the changing health care landscape and assessing value in this new environment, b) variation in treatment effect across different patient populations, and c) the appropriate role and use of real-world evidence for payers and other policymakers. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2015.

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New! eGEMs Special Issue

Lessons from the Field: Health IT-Enabled Community-Based Transformation

Dr. Hadi Kharrazi Dr. Jonathan Weiner

With support from the Commonwealth Fund, AcademyHealth’s Beacon Evidence and Innovation Network has sponsored an eGEMs special issue to capture important insights and lessons from the use of health IT at the national, state, and community level. Led by guest editors Drs. Hadi Kharrazi and Jonathan Weiner of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the papers in this issue illustrate the potential opportunities for meaningful use of health IT to achieve better health and better health care at lower costs. Examples include using a participatory design process to overhaul communicable disease case reporting, and sharing patient information to ensure accurate diagnosis and dosing information for students with asthma.

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