Feb 142013

Last year, Medicaring staff participated in the first annual conference of the new Academy for Health Improvement (AHI). The group has a call out for abstracts for this year’s event, “Doing Research at the Front Line of Improving Healthcare”. The conference runs April 25-26, 2013, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, VA.

Organizers report that conference specific aims are:

  • to provide learning about research designs and methodologic approaches for healthcare delivery system interventions that can be applied in real-world practice settings;
  • to provide methods of measurement of health and healthcare quality, cost and value, focusing on data that are relevant to patients and actionable by clinicians, patients and researchers;
  • to disseminate robust methods of evaluating the success of QI research interventions;
  • to provide robust methods of learning from and disseminating QI research results;
  • to provide ways to enhance the scholarly foundation and funding policies of QI research to further increase the credibility of the science.

Conference activities will include varied methods of learning, such as keynote lectures, workshops, panel discussions, abstract and poster presentations, and research consultations. Panel discussions will occur with journal editors and funding agencies of QI research. The conference targets researchers interested in integrating traditional health services research with rigorous QI science and QI research in settings that feature strong partnerships between multidisciplinary researchers and frontline providers who use QI science to improve care.

To register for the conference: https://www.degnon.org/secure/ahi/meeting/
To submit an abstract: http://www.a4hi.org/absspring/index.cfm?page=Inst

Have a look and see what you might share with colleagues!


Key words: quality improvement, Academy for Health Improvement, health services research, QI


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