1. Health Affairs Briefing: Patients' And Consumers' Use Of Evidence, click here for details and to register.
2. Blog: Core Quality Measures Have Value for APMs, click here to view the blog post.
3. HCMSG Seeks Participants for Survey on Psychology in Hep C Patients, click here for more information and to take the short survey.
4. PCORI Blog: How Parents and Patients Can Make A Difference in Obesity, click here to view the blog post.
According to a post on Health Affairs Blog, “The April 2016 issue of Health Affairs, ‘Patients' And Consumers' Use Of Evidence,’ contains a comprehensive examination of the issues related to engaging patients more fully in decisions about health care delivery. You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at a forum at the W Hotel in Washington, where authors from the issue will discuss their work... Health Affairs is grateful to PCORI for its support of the content on patients' use of evidence and the event.” Click here for details and to register.
2. Blog: Core Quality Measures Have Value for APMs
In a new blog post from the Healthcare Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), Guiding Committee member Carmella Bocchino, RN, MBA, Executive Vice President at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and Aparna Higgins, Senior Vice President, Private Market Innovations and Director of the Center for Policy and Research at AHIP, discuss the recent release of seven core quality measure sets by the Core Quality Measures Collaborative (CQMC), an initiative to help align measures of health care quality across payers in both the private sector and public programs. Specifically, Bocchino and Higgins explain the relationship between the LAN and the CQMC, including how the LAN is incorporating some of the quality measures into its work product recommendations. Click here to view the blog post.
3. HCMSG Seeks Participants for Survey on Psychology in Hep C Patients
As you may know, statistics pertaining to the psychological impact Hepatitis C plays in one’s life are lacking. The Hepatitis C Mentors and Support Group (HCMSG), in collaboration with a psychiatrist, has created a survey to provide this much needed data. Click here for more information and to take the short survey.
4. PCORI Blog: How Parents and Patients Can Make A Difference in Obesity
A recent post on The PCORI Blog notes that “to help mark National Nutrition Month, we spoke to Douglas Lunsford, a champion of obesity research, about how his experience as a dedicated parent concerned about his son's weight led him to become an investigator for a PCORI-supported research team. From 2012 to 2015, Lunsford and his son participated in a healthy weight program at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, which is a part of PEDSnet, one of the Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) that are part of PCORnet...He is now the Lead Parent Principal Investigator for the PCORnet Obesity Observational Study, which is examining the short- and long-term effects of antibiotics on childhood growth.” Click here to view the blog post.