CHCE Forum: Accelerating the Use of Evidence in Health Care Practice, Policy, and Decision Making

May 12, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Washington, DC, and OnlineWashington, DC, and Online

Ideally, individuals and organizations would use research-based evidence to make care-related decisions, but evidence from much of this research never makes it into practice to improve patient health. This is due in part to persistent communication gaps between the groups that are generating evidence and those who are in a position to use it. To address these gaps and accelerate the use of evidence-based medicine, a team led by Mathematica Policy Research developed steps to enhance the implementation and acceleration of the use of evidence in practice, policy and decision making. 

The Center on Health Care Effectiveness held a policy form on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. (ET) at Mathematica’s Washington, DC, office and via live webcast that offered multiple perspectives on how to accelerate the use of evidence in our health care system.

Our speakers included the following experts: 

  • Dominick Esposito, Mathematica
  • Jessica Heeringa, Mathematica
  • David Knutson, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Amy Kratchman, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Robert Phillips, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Jennifer Reck, National Academy for State Health Policy
  • Joanna Siegel, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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