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Data Sources

From wearables to electronic medical records, data on health and health care has myriad sources and uses. AcademyHealth programs and the community of health services researchers are looking at evidence on how to evaluate and use data from a wide variety of sources.

Blog Post

Seeing Last Year’s Comments in Action in 2017

Last year – as part of our ongoing charge to ensure health services research is accounted for in federal policy – AcademyHealth submitted several comments to federal policymakers -- among them were responses to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects and the NPRM on the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This year we’ve seen final rules on both these subjects released.
Posted Jan 26, 2017 By Lindsey Horan, M.A.
Publication

Preparing Nursing Home Data from Multiple Sites for Clinical Research

Nursing home research is often obstructed by the limited amount of research-quality patient data present in electronic form. In this case study, authors converted nursing home patients’ health data regarding falls and fall-related injuries into electronic forms to create a database for nursing home research using their converted data.
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