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Hospitals & Health Systems

How we organize and deliver health care can affect its quality. Are there enough hospitals in the community to meet its needs? When health care providers work for a health system, do they deliver different care than those who don’t? This kind of evidence about hospitals and health systems is critical to delivering better care.

Blog Post

Strengthening Health Systems, Engaging Communities to Prevent Infectious Disease

In working to prevent infectious disease, two familiar lessons rise to the surface: the importance of strengthening health systems, and the importance of empowering local leaders and communities. Both are key aspects of AcademyHealth’s mission to make health care and research better.
Posted Dec 28, 2016 By Grace Kranstover
Blog Post

HCFO: A Chapter Closes, but the Evidence Endures

After nearly 30 years, the final grants funded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative are coming to a close at the end of December. This work has built on AcademyHealth’s broader efforts to get actionable evidence that can improve health and health care into the hands of decision makers when they need it and in a format they can use.
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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