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Health Serv Res. 2008 April; 43(2): ix–x.
PMCID: PMC2442371

AcademyHealth Update

25TH ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING

June 8–10, Washington, DC

Join more than 2,000 health services researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to hear the latest research on issues critical to improving the health care delivery system, debate timely health policy issues, and learn about new methodologies, data resources, and funding opportunities.

Registration is now open. Check out the agenda-at-a-glance and session schedule online at http://www.academyhealth.org/arm

HSR METHODS—NEW ONLINE RESOURCE AVAILABLE

AcademyHealth has launched a new online resource, http://www.HSRmethods.org, that provides researchers collaborating across disciplines with an easy-to-use tool for understanding health services research methods.

The site includes an overview of the language, training resources, and analytic techniques used by researchers from different academic backgrounds, and provides a forum for discussing methods used in the published literature. The site is designed as a launching pad for future methods offerings to improve understanding of HSR across disciplines and support ongoing development and refinement of HSR methods in general. The intent is for http://www.HSRmethods.org to be an evolving, interactive resource with new content added regularly. Suggestions for new content are also encouraged.

Visit http://www.HSRmethods.org today.

HSR IMPACT AWARD RECOGNIZES RISK ADJUSTMENT RESEARCH

The AcademyHealth Board of Directors created the HSR Impact Award to recognize research that has had a significant impact on health and health care. The award is intended to identify and promote examples of outstanding research that have been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice.

This year, AcademyHealth is recognizing a body of work that brought risk adjustment to many users, including Medicare. Dr. Arlene Ash and colleagues from DxCG accepted the award at the National Health Policy Conference. Through numerous peer-reviewed publications, national and international presentations, consulting and congressional testimony, the award recipients have promoted and facilitated risk-adjusted payments for protecting sick people and their providers. The research also provided the technical and practical tools that have helped make risk adjustment integral to health care management and financing today.

LONG-TERM CARE WORKGROUP STIPENDS

Starting in 2008, the Building Bridges: Making a Difference in Long-Term Care initiative will be providing stipends ranging up to $2,000 to support a specific project or activity that advances the range of topics introduced at the annual colloquia. These stipends are intended to provide interested individuals with the resources to initiate collaborative activities of both personal and broad interest. For more information, go to http://www.academyhealth.org/ltc/workgroups.htm or contact Amanda Brodt at gro.htlaehymedaca@tdorb.adnama.


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