NYSDA Publications

EHC Issue Update on Activities

The Effective Health Care (EHC) program has issued an update on its recent activities, which can be read below.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) publication, "Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User's Guide," is a reference handbook that provides best practices to guide design, operation, analysis, and evaluation of patient registries.  In September 2020, AHRQ published the fourth edition of the handbook.  Join AHRQ and Senior Editors of the User's Guide for a Webinar on September 29 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET to explore what's new in the fourth edition, including:

  • leveraging existing data sources and registries as sources for real-world data and real-world evidence;
  • using common data elements and standardized outcome measures; building effective governance policies and procedures; and
  • understanding evolving ethics, privacy, and informed consent requirements.

Registration available here.

Opportunity to Comment on Draft Report

EHC encourages the public to participate in the development of its research projects.  Comments can be submitted for:

Interventions To Decrease Hospital Length of Stay
Available for comment until October 20, 2020

The goals of this Technical Brief are to: 1) categorize and evaluate current knowledge regarding strategies to reduce length of stay [LOS] for patients at increased risk of extended LOS; 2) examine contextual factors [e.g., resources, costs, staffing, and technology] that affect implementation of LOS-focused interventions; 3) identify emerging concepts or initiatives that may merit future research; and 4) develop a series of evidence maps to inform health systems’ strategic efforts for LOS reduction in high-risk or vulnerable patient populations.

To learn more: https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/.  Contact EHC at: epc@ahrq.hhs.gov.