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Geisel Launches New Center for Implementation Science

Article Excerpt: Despite the many advances made in academic medicine in recent decades, successfully applying what is learned in research to patient care remains a major challenge. For example, it takes, on average, 17 years for research to reach clinical practice. And most evidence-based guidelines are adopted only about 25 percent of the time. With the establishment of the new Dartmouth Center for Implementation Science (DCIS) at the Geisel School of Medicine, community partners across the Dartmouth enterprise will work to help close those gaps. “Implementation science is an emerging area of multidisciplinary research that focuses on moving scientific evidence into routine practice,” explains Jeremiah Brown, PhD, a professor of epidemiology at Geisel and founding director of DCIS. In addition to Brown, the DCIS leadership team includes co-directors Sarah Lord, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and biomedical data science, Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and principal scientist at Dartmouth Health, and program manager Sherry Owens, PhD. Genevieve Shaefer ’26, the first Women In Science Project (WISP) intern for DCIS, will be working with the team on campus engagement and training.

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Article Source: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine News


The Future of Remote Medicine: The AMA Presents a Framework for Measuring Telehealth Quality

Article Excerpt: Under the simultaneous pressures of a pandemic-driven explosion in the use of telehealth, a growing emphasis on value-based care, and the current state of medical technology, the healthcare industry is undergoing what appear to be fundamental changes as a consequence of the high and irreversible growth of telehealth… In December 2022, the American Medical Association (AMA), in partnership with Manatt Health, released the “Return on Health” report that develops a framework to more precisely and holistically measure the value of telehealth through detailed case studies. This initiative also focuses on the challenges and opportunities for virtual care.(1) The adoption of the latest technology is essential to the expansion of telehealth beyond routine patient care.

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Article Source: Imaging Technology News


Leveraging a Technology Accelerator to Drive Addiction Treatment Success

Article Excerpt: Effective treatments that lead to improved patient outcomes are what clinicians strive to provide for their patients across healthcare settings and specialties. But there may be many hurdles to treatment success depending on the condition, type of care required, or the way that patient data is used. This is especially true in behavioral health and addiction treatment, where finding and leveraging the drivers of treatment success can be hampered by limited technology and data analytics capabilities… The pervasiveness of SUD, along with the need for individualized treatments, can make it difficult for treatment centers and providers to gain insights into treatment success and improve practices. To meet this challenge, Cumberland Heights, a Tennessee-based drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility with 350 employees, 2,500 patients annually, and 20 locations, turned to a ‘technology accelerator’ platform. Nick Hayes, PhD, chief science officer at Cumberland Heights, sat down with HealthITAnalytics to discuss how the organization uses the cloud-based EMR software to better understand the ways in which unique patient predictors lead to better patient outcomes.

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Article Source: Health IT Analytics