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Initiative to Track Physician Use and Burdens of Health IT

A new cooperative agreement between the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT and the American Board of Family Medicine "will provide ONC with national-level data on how office-based physicians use health IT, including key measures on interoperability and burden." 

“All About Grants” Podcast: Am I Doing Human Subjects’ Research?

This "All About Grants" podcast from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) discusses human subjects research's "relation to the recently revised Common Rule, what research may be exempted, what institutions need to have in place, where to find important resources" and more. The podcast is available as an audio recording and a transcript.

Reflections on Women in Medicine 

The AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science celebrated Women in Medicine Month in September with highlighted voices from across member institutions who exemplify the scholarship, service, and leadership vital to the field. See a round-up of the featured medical educators, biomedical scientists, physicians, and leaders profiled in the series.

Perspectives

Harnessing the Power of Residents as Change Agents in Quality Improvement

This invited commentary from Academic Medicine recognizes the unique role of resident physicians in implementing change in health systems. "By enabling residents to 'treat the system' through quality improvement (QI) work, they can take on the role of residents as change agents, which has the potential to have long-lasting effects on patient care on a much wider scale."

4 Steps to Digitalize Healthcare for the Long Term

This perspective from Harvard Business Review explores four key activities to sustain the increased adoption of digital healthcare technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, including managing data as an asset, making data-driven decisions, embracing telehealth, and building learning health systems to continually improve care.

Literature

Building the Next Generation of Researchers: Mentored Training in Dissemination and Implementation Science

This paper evaluated the effectiveness of the Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer (MT-DIRC) program—a dissemination and implementation (D&I) training program for postdoctoral or early-career cancer prevention and control scholars, and found that the program's "mentored training of scholars is an important approach for building D&I skills and networks."

Get Involved

RFI: Fostering Research Integrity and the Responsible Conduct of Research

Dec. 18 --  Deadline to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Research Integrity (ORI). The goal of the RFI is to learn about “best practices, challenges, and needs related to teaching the responsible conduct of research, promoting research integrity, and preventing research misconduct.” 

PCORI Advisory Panel Applications Now Open

Mar. 31, 2021 -- Deadline to submit a nomination for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Advisory Panel. PCORI seeks applicants from a variety of stakeholder groups with "experience in comparative effectiveness research, patient/stakeholder engagement, measuring patient-centered outcomes, health services research, specific health systems improvement efforts, health disparities, or research methodology."

Advocacy

AAMC Hosts COVID-19 Briefing, Collaborating with CAMC

The AAMC co-hosted a congressional briefing with the Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC) to share how academic medicine is adopting innovative methods to overcome challenges brought on by COVID-19. A recording of the briefing is now available to view.

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