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.

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.

In Case You Missed It: New eGEMs Paper on Availability of Clinical Data for CER and QI

Electronic health data has to be easy to extract and saved in computer-readable formats for it to be used in research and monitor quality of care. In a new eGEMs paper, Daniel Capurro and colleagues from the University of Washington assess the ease of extracting data from forms, showing that it is tougher than it seems.


New! eGEMs Special Issue

Sustaining the Effective Use of Health Care Data

Dr. Adam Wilcox

Ever wondered how the HMO Research Network, the DARTNet Institute, i2b2, and successful registries build and sustain thriving collaborations? eGEMs' new special issue 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.

Read More

eGEMs 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

Submit Today


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.