After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Review the history of health services research and discuss landmark studies that have influenced the field.
2. Describe how HSR methods can be applied to answer questions about variation in care and treatment effectiveness.
3. Describe how HSR methods can be applied to determine the impact of local and national programs and policy.
4. Identify implementation science core concepts and research frameworks.
5. Define health disparities and describe how health disparities relate to population health, delivery of quality, comprehensive direct care, and to research.
6. Define social determinants of health and the role of SDoH in efforts to eliminate health disparities through direct care and research.
7. Describe the physician role and capacity to address health disparities through direct care and research.
Peter Lindenauer, M.D.
Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate
Asst. Dean for Population Health, UMMS-Baystate
Attending Physician, Dept. of Medicine, BMC
Mihaela Stefan, M.D., Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate
Associate Director for Implementation Research, Institute for Healthcare
Delivery and Population Science, UMMS-Baystate
Director, Outpatient Perioperative Clinic, BMC
Lagu, Tara, M.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UMMS-Baystate
Associate Director, Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, UMMS-Baystate
Cristina Huebner Torres, Ph.D.
Vice President Research & Population Health
Caring Health Center
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.
Dr. Stefan, Dr. Lindenauer, and Dr. Lagu receive grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Lindenauer receives grant/research support from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Dr. Lagu has served as a consultant for the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, under contract to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, for which she has provided clinical and methodological expertise and input on the development, reevaluation, and implementation of hospital outcome and efficiency measures.
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™