AIR Experts to Speak on Health Research and Policy At AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting

Washington, D.C. — Experts from the American Institutes for Research will discuss aspects of health policy at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

More than 2,400 attendees will gather to sharpen research methods and network with colleagues from around the world. The conference focuses on the latest research and policy in the field of health and the organization, financing and management of health services. The meeting is also a chance for attendees to learn about the funding priorities of federal agencies and foundations, and to explore the impact of research on improving access and quality of care.

AIR presentations will include the following:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Poster Presentation Advance Care Planning Concerns for LGBTQ Individuals

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall C/D
AIR Presenter: Jane Lowers

Poster Presentation: Increasing the Use of Comparative Quality Information in Maternity Care: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall C/D
AIR Presenter: Maureen Maurer

Poster Presentation: Reimbursement to Performance in Acute Inpatient Care: Lessons from Maryland’s Implementation Experience

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall C/D
AIR Presenters: Steven Garfinkel, Christian Evensen, Ying Wang, Yi Lu

Poster Presentation: A Pathway to Measuring Patient and Family Engagement: Prioritizing Engagement Behaviors in the Hospital Setting

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall C/D
AIR Presenters: Emily Elstad

Podium Presentation: Does Pay for Performance Work? Evidence from Maryland’s Hospital Acquired Condition Program

10:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Room 200
AIR Presenter: Yi Lu, Ying Wang, Steven Garfinkel & Christian Evensen

To view the full conference program, go to the AcademyHealth website.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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