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


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.

Hot off the Press: New eGEMs Paper on Navigating IRB Approval and Data Sharing

Need tips, tricks and practical forms for navigating Institutional Review Board approvals and data sharing? In a new eGEMs paper, Andrea Paolino and colleagues from three HMO Research Network multi-institutional collaborations share novel approaches and templates to tackle these common issues.


New! Call for Papers

Deadline: September 10, 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.