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


Sneak Peek: New Papers Address Data Needs for Public Health

The field of public health services and systems research (PHSSR) is poised to identify pathways for achieving greater system alignment, yet faces a number of complex data and analytical challenges. The first papers in a new collection from eGEMs and Frontiers in PHSSR, are now available online and share perspectives on the data and methods needed to understand the linkages between the public health and health care systems, highlighting barriers to and solutions to interoperability.

New EDM Forum Collaborative Projects Move Knowledge into Action

The EDM Forum, with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has selected three collaborative projects that address cutting-edge challenges of using electronic health data in learning health systems.This year's awards focus on sharing best practices to improve the collection of data directly from patients; create an infrastructure to develop and test clinical quality measures in diverse settings with diverse patient populations; and, develop strategies to conduct health science more collaboratively, building on successful efforts in astronomy and space science.

Funding Opportunity: Phase II of PCORI's PCORnet

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund up to 13 clinical data research networks (CDRNs) as part of Phase II of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). Overall, the applications should align to the overarching goal of PCORnet Phase II: the more efficient conduct of multinetwork observational and interventional research studies using the PCORnet infrastructure resources. The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is January 15, 2015.

There's Still Time Left! Apply to AcademyHealth Fellowships Today

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

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship (Deadline: January 5, 2015)
Delivery System Science Fellowship (Deadline: January 11, 2014)


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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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.