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Using Learning Communities To Support Innovation Adoption: Lessons from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange | AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

Using Learning Communities To Support Innovation Adoption: Lessons from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange | AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

AHRQ: Agency fro Healthcare Research and Quality. Advancing Excellence in Health Care

AHRQ Innovations Exchange: Innovations and Tools to Improve Quality and Reduce Disparities

Using Learning Communities To Support Innovation Adoption: Lessons from the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Join the Health Care Innovations Exchange for a free Web event designed to share results and lessons from the Innovations Exchange’s Learning Communities initiative.
From 2014-2016, the Innovations Exchange sponsored three Learning Communities (LCs) to support innovation adoption in the following high-priority areas:
  1. Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care in Hospitals (Florida);
  2. Reducing Non-Urgent Emergency Services (Detroit); and
  3. Promoting Medication Therapy Management for At-Risk Populations (Houston)
The event will present an overview of the activities and results of the three LCs; provide insights about factors that influenced innovation adoption and implementation; and share lessons learned in using LCs as a method to implement innovations to improve quality. A leader, or “champion,” from each LC will present highlights about the learning community experience.
This Web event is presented in collaboration with AcademyHealth.
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET


Mary P. Nix, M.S., PMP is a health care professional with 30 years of experience in clinical, educational, and research settings. She has led a number of national-level projects that use data, informatics, and technology to disseminate evidence-based health information and service delivery innovations and to support their implementation. Ms. Nix currently works at the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality where she serves as the project lead for the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. She also oversees and sets direction for the National Guideline Clearinghouse™, and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™.

Lisa Simpson, M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H, FAAP, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth. A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the translation of research into policy and practice. Her research focuses on improving the performance of the health care system and includes studies of the quality and safety of care, health and health care disparities and the health policy and system response to childhood obesity. Dr. Simpson has published over 75 articles and commentaries in peer reviewed journals. Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Simpson was director of the Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and professor of pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, and she served as the Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from 1996 to 2002. 

Beverley Johnson is President and CEO of the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care in Bethesda, MD. She has provided technical assistance and consultation for advancing the practice of patient- and family-centered care to over 250 hospitals, health systems, federal, state, and provincial agencies, military treatment facilities, and community organizations. She assists hospitals and ambulatory programs with changing organizational culture, facilitation of visioning retreats, and the integration of patient- and family-centered concepts in policies, programs, and practices, as well as in facility design and the education of health care professionals. Ms. Johnson recently served as Project Director for a multi-year initiative to develop resource materials for senior leaders in hospital, ambulatory, and long-term care settings on how to partner with patients, residents, and families to enhance the quality, safety, and the experience of care. Ms. Johnson has co-authored numerous books and publications on patient- and family-centered practice.

Herbert Smitherman, Jr., M.D., M.P.H, FACP is currently the Assistant Dean of Community and Urban Health and an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is also President and CEO of Health Centers Detroit Foundation, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike serving the underserved and uninsured in the city of Detroit and Wayne County. Dr. Smitherman has spent the past 24 years as a practicing physician working with diverse communities in Detroit to develop urban-based primary care delivery systems that integrate the health and social goals and concerns of the community. His research focuses primarily on health issues related to underrepresented and underserved populations and their access to appropriate health care. In 2008, Dr. Smitherman co-authored the health care policy book, Taking Care of the Uninsured: A Path to Reform. In addition, he has traveled and lectured internationally, and has participated in conferences on health matters affecting basic access to care for all people.

Joy P. Alonzo, M.Eng, PharmD, has extensive clinical experience, direct patient care responsibilities, and teaching responsibilities in advanced inter-professional and collaborative ambulatory care practice settings. She has established clinical pharmacy practices and innovative patient services in internal medicine, psychiatric, and pediatric specialties and continues to develop, implement, and evaluate through translational research outcomes associated with these services. In her current roles as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Translational Research at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Associate Director of Pharmacy Services for Texas Children's Health Plan, Dr. Alonzo performs comparative effectiveness research, drug utilization review, and evaluates health care disparities with regard to the Texas Medicaid pediatric population with a special emphasis on behavioral and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Alonzo formerly served as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Rangel College of Pharmacy where she was responsible for teaching medical residents, pharmacy students, advanced practice nursing students, and other health care professionals in a collaborative inter-professional environment. 

Russ Mardon, Ph.D., is a Westat Associate Director who led the evaluation of three learning communities aimed at implementing quality improvement innovations in primary care and hospital settings for the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange. In earlier work on the project as managing editor, he directed the development of innovation profiles and quality tool summaries for use in quality improvement and disparities reduction initiatives. He also directs an Evidence to Action Network for PCORI in support of 19 awardees studying transitional care interventions. In his former role as director of analysis at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Dr. Mardon produced health plan and medical group comparative reports, conducted quality of care research, and supported NCQA program operations. He holds a doctorate in Operations Research from Northwestern University.

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