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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Fleming C, Rich E, DesRoches C
Measuring changes in the economics of medical practice.
This paper explores current issues relevant to defining and measuring the inputs and outputs of physician practice. It reviews practice inputs and outputs as typically described in the literature on the economics of medical practice, and identifies the conceptual challenges for defining these inputs and outputs in a complex and evolving health care system.
AHRQ-funded; 23320095642WC; 23337033T.
Citation: Fleming C, Rich E, DesRoches C . Measuring changes in the economics of medical practice. J Gen Intern Med 2015 Aug;30 Suppl 3:S562-7. doi: 10.1007/s11606-015-3368-5..
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Systems, Practice Patterns, Data
van Weel C, Turnbull D, Whitehead E
AHRQ Author: Meyers D
International collaboration in innovating health systems.
A pre-conference workshop was organized at the 2014 North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) conference to explore international aspects of innovating health systems. Shifting to primary health care asks for a redirection of research towards the community setting. Four funding agencies, including AHRQ, presented their approaches towards innovation and translation support. Innovative approaches included trained implementation experts serving as change agents. Next steps included promotion of participatory research methodology as a meaningful tool for engagement with stakeholders and promotion of the value of international comparative outcome research for health systems’ innovation.
Citation: van Weel C, Turnbull D, Whitehead E . International collaboration in innovating health systems. Ann Fam Med 2015 Jan-Feb;13(1):86-7. doi: 10.1370/afm.1751.
Keywords: Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Systems, Primary Care
Xie A, Carayon P, Cartmill R
Multi-stakeholder collaboration in the redesign of family-centered rounds process.
This study explores the experience of multiple stakeholders with collaboration in a healthcare system redesign project. A model of collaborative healthcare system redesign was developed, which defined four phases (i.e., setup of the redesign team, preparation for meetings, collaboration in meetings, follow-up after meetings) and two outcomes (i.e., team outcomes, redesign outcomes) of the collaborative process.
Citation: Xie A, Carayon P, Cartmill R . Multi-stakeholder collaboration in the redesign of family-centered rounds process. Appl Ergon 2015 Jan;46 Pt A:115-23. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2014.07.011..
Keywords: System Design, Healthcare Systems, Healthcare Delivery
Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems.
In this paper, Rangachari (1) reviewed the theoretical literatures on technology use & implementation, and identified a framework for understanding & overcoming unintended adverse consequences of implementing Electronic Health Records; (2) outlined a broad project proposal to test the applicability of the framework in enabling "meaningful use" of Electronic Health Records in a healthcare context; and (3) identified strategies for successful implementation of Electronic Health Records in hospitals & health systems, based on the literature review and application.
Citation: Rangachari P . Using social knowledge networking technology to enable meaningful use of electronic health record technology in hospitals and health systems. J Hosp Adm 2014 Dec;3(6):66-78. doi: 10.5430/jha.v3n6p66.
Keywords: Healthcare Systems, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Health Information Technology (HIT), Hospitals, Implementation