Using evidence to inform implementation and decision-making
There's power in numbers. Reliable, thoughtfully designed evidence makes it possible to deliver better health care at lower cost—and can pave the way for life-changing innovations.
Producing critical information about practice, performance, implementation, and outcomes means blending quantitative and qualitative approaches to:
- Inform interventions and strategic plans
- Guide efforts to Promote healthy behaviors
- Assess clinical interventions, delivery system innovations, strategic communication plans, and dissemination strategies
- Inform health care decision-making, policy, reform, and communication
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AIR’s evaluation of two National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) community-based initiatives will contribute to improved service delivery and a better understanding of the effectiveness of community-based programs for health promotion.
With Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding, AIR is working with the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission to evaluate the effects of the State of Maryland's modified payment structure for acute inpatient stays at non-federal hospitals.
AIR and Carilion Medical Center worked together to identify the challenges of implementing patient safety initiatives to decrease hospital associated infections (HAIs).
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