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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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Austin EJ, LeRouge C, Lee JR
A learning health systems approach to integrating electronic patient-reported outcomes across the health care organization.
The authors reported on their effort to develop generalizable learnings that can support the integration of electronic patient-reported outcome measures into clinical practice within a learning health system (LHS) framework. They concluded that the guidelines produced from this work highlighted the complex, multidisciplinary nature of implementing change within LHS contexts, as well as the value of action research approaches to enable rapid, iterative learning that leverages the knowledge and experience of communities of practice.
Citation: Austin EJ, LeRouge C, Lee JR . A learning health systems approach to integrating electronic patient-reported outcomes across the health care organization. Learn Health Syst 2021 Oct;5(4):e10263. doi: 10.1002/lrh2.10263..
Keywords: Learning Health Systems, Health Information Technology (HIT), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Outcomes, Evidence-Based Practice
Moffatt-Bruce S, Huerta T, Gaughan A
IDEA4PS: the development of a research-oriented learning healthcare system.
In this paper, the authors present the approach of one academic medical center in becoming a research-oriented Learning Healthcare System (ro-LHS). By reframing the role of research in improving outcomes, the organization was able to move beyond its focus on quality improvement to foster a culture in which feedback informs practice and research drives improvement.
Citation: Moffatt-Bruce S, Huerta T, Gaughan A . IDEA4PS: the development of a research-oriented learning healthcare system. Am J Med Qual 2018 Jul;33(4):420-25. doi: 10.1177/1062860617751044..
Keywords: Health Services Research (HSR), Learning Health Systems, Outcomes, Quality Improvement
Kamal AH, Kirkland KB, Meier DE
A person-centered, registry-based learning health system for palliative care: a path to coproducing better outcomes, experience, value, and science.
In this paper, the authors discuss measurement of the impact of palliative care, which is critical for determining what works for which patients in what settings, to learn, improve care, and ensure access to high value care for people with serious illness. The authors described an approach to codesigning and implementing a palliative care registry that functions as a learning health system, by combining patient and family inputs and clinical data to support person-centered care, quality improvement, accountability, transparency, and scientific research.
Citation: Kamal AH, Kirkland KB, Meier DE . A person-centered, registry-based learning health system for palliative care: a path to coproducing better outcomes, experience, value, and science. J Palliat Med 2018 Mar;21(S2):S61-s67. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0354..
Keywords: Palliative Care, Patient-Centered Healthcare, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, Outcomes, Learning Health Systems, Registries, Patient and Family Engagement