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Quality Improvement

Evidence to support quality improvement leads to better patient outcomes and more efficient and effective systems of care. It includes expanding our understanding and application of what works best, when, as well as efforts that seek to reduce harms and unnecessary care.

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Pounding the Pavement for Health Services Research!

One of my greatest privileges as president and CEO of AcademyHealth is the opportunity to represent you, our members – who are making strides each day to help us better understand and improve our health care system – in visits with members of Congress and congressional staff. It is an honor to speak about how health services research is revolutionizing the way we see and respond to health care challenges and opportunities, and I am constantly energized by the promise and impact of your work.
Posted Mar 15, 2017 By Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP
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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.
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AcademyHealth CEO Poses Key Question for 2017 in Health Affairs

Will evidence matter in 2017? If we want to truly transform health and health care in this country, it must. AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson writes about the key areas in health policy where evidence should matter most.
Posted Jan 25, 2017 By Lauren Adams, M.A.