The explosion of health-related data has created new opportunities to understand how health care is delivered, paid for and preserved. Health services evidence helps us understand how to identify, validate, share and analyze data to improve health.
Day in and day out, AcademyHealth works to ensure that the best evidence – evidence from our members and other bright minds working throughout health services and policy research – is used to inform policy and practice. Our advocacy efforts are core to that mission.
Research published in AcademyHealth’s eGEMs journal reveals a new model for monitoring the health of communities that is more efficient than traditional methods while still providing reliable information about a population’s health.
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.