Health services research is no long confined to “simplistic” framing, according to AcademyHealth President and CEO Lisa Simpson, and researchers are in a unique position to utilize innovative study designs.
The necessity of effective interventions, Simpson says, “remains paramount.”
“We in HSR need to keep innovating our methods and designs to keep up with the innovation around us in health care and public health financing, payment, and delivery,” Simpson says in a blog post.
One tool, real-world evidence, brings into the spotlight an “unprecedented opportunity” to utilize significant amounts of data alongside data-processing solutions.
“We can learn more, now more, and do more — and by learning as we go, we can adapt, and truly improve our effects,” Simpson writes.