The Journey Of Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Acceleration, Diffusion, And Collaboration As Keys To Continued Growth

Continuing to grow the field of geriatric emergency medicine will require increased collaboration between policy makers, health care administrators, clinicians, caregivers, and patients to ensure emergency departments deliver appropriate care to seniors.

September 12, 2017

Managed Care Companies Should Publish Lessons Learned From Studying Their Own Big Data

Time has arrived for all managed care companies to claim a rightful seat at the table as experts in health services delivery by contributing in a scholarly domain.

August 18, 2017

Diffusion Of Community Health Workers Within Medicaid Managed Care: A Strategy To Address Social Determinants Of Health

Is there a viable health service approach in which “downstream” resources are re-allocated “upstream” to address social needs?

July 25, 2017

‘Will It Work Here?’: Health Systems Need Contextual Evidence Before Adopting Innovations

Researchers can help organizational leadership decide whether an innovation is a good fit---or an appropriate stretch---by not only producing evaluation findings but also fully describing the particulars of the innovation and its context when writing up results.

June 16, 2017

Replicating Effective Models Of Complex Care Management For Older Adults

As the field of “complex care” or “advanced preventive care” for populations with complex health and social needs matures, innovations in replicating these models of care will need to develop in parallel to ensure that effective programs come into wider use.

June 7, 2017

A New Health Affairs Blog Featured Topic: ‘Diffusion Of Innovation’

Today, we launch a new featured topic on Health Affairs Blog focusing on the Diffusion of Innovation. This series of blogs will continue over the next year and culminate in a theme issue of Health Affairs journal in February of 2018 on how innovations are diffused across the health care...

May 16, 2017

Diffusion Of Innovations In Health Care—Obtaining Evidence To Move Faster

The growing field of implementation science offers exciting opportunities to improve the diffusion of innovations in the health care delivery system.

May 16, 2017

Accelerating Adoption And Diffusion Of Innovations In Care Delivery

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is testing how to replicate the features of 11 exemplary practices to improve health care practice across the country on four dimensions: clinical and functional outcomes, the experience of care, clinician engagement, and total cost of care.

May 16, 2017