50. AHRQ Meeting: Challenge and Promise of Delivery System Research. Feb. 16-17, 2011

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • 75 Participants: ARRA CER [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Comparative Effectiveness Research] Delivery System grantees, other grantees, stakeholders, experts discuss white papers:
    • Gaps in Research Topics & Concepts
    • Needed Research Designs, Methods, & Measures
    • Spread Strategies
  • Steps for Researchers—Most need leadership by funders:
    • Use more mixed methods (Needed: support by journal reviewers & study sections)
    • Examine diverse contexts for improvements
    • Model change over longer time periods (3+ yrs)
    • Apply common evaluation frameworks for similar initiatives (e.g., P4P [Pay for Performance], reporting, PCMH [Patient Centered Medical Home])
    • Test valuable improvements in additional settings (gradual scale up)
    • Develop measures for readiness, change contexts, culture


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Internet Citation: 50. AHRQ Meeting: Challenge and Promise of Delivery System Research. Feb. 16-17, 2011: Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide50.html