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


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)

Opportunity: National Pharmaceutical Council's Call for Innovative Research

The National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) is soliciting research proposals and mini-grant awards for innovative research. NPC is particularly interested in exploring the impact of new payment and delivery models on patterns of medication use and outcomes, approaches for reallocating resources from low-value care to high-value care, and understanding the current use, barriers and facilitators for high-quality real-world evidence. The deadline to submit a proposal is January 30, 2015.

In Her Words: 2014 Delivery System Science Fellow Shares Her Experience

As a Delivery System Science Fellow at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute, Jia Pu put together the pieces of a disease management puzzle with her research at the intersection of electronic health data and health disparities. Are you interested in working with one of the nation’s leading delivery systems? The deadline to apply for the 2015 Delivery System Science Fellowship is December 31, 2014.

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.


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.