We’ve Only Just Begun: Insights from a 25-Year Journey to Accelerate Health Care Transformation through Delivery System Research
This pre-publication commentary describes three evolving areas—health data, new health care models, and diversified research teams that must be thoughtfully harnessed to realize a transformed health care ecosystem that generates and learns with research.
New articles published in eGEMs, AcademyHealth’s open access, peer-reviewed journal, showcase the value of delivery system science, collaborative partnerships, and a mature common data model. The issue's lead commentary from Sarah Greene, Paul Wallace and Andrew Nelson, describes the Health Care System's Research Network (HCSRN) and describes three evolving aspects of health systems research. This pre-publication commentary also includes abstracts of the 15 papers is the issue broken down into the following topic areas:
- Effective Approaches to Collaboration
- Optimizing Source Data from Electronic Health Records to Support Rigorous Research
- Applying Electronic Data for Point-of-Care Improvement
The special issue, entitled "Health Care Transformation through Delivery System Research," commemorates 25 years of the HCSRN, a group of research departments from some of the nation's best and most innovative health care systems. Collectively, the HCSRN represents nearly 2,000 scientists and research staff with methodological and subject matter expertise from an array of disciplines including epidemiology, economics, disparities, outcomes and quality assessment, trials, genomics, and more. Read the full special issue as it becomes available here.