University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine
News Divider

MU Center for Health Policy Selected for Consortium Led by RAND

Partners to focus on information technology, patient safety, value, prevention and care management

The MU Center for Health Policy is partnering with RAND and the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to advance evidence-based innovation in health care. Led by RAND Health, the nation's largest independent health policy research program, the partners have formed a new consortium that includes such diverse organizations as hospitals, long-term care providers, health plans, consumer and patient safety groups, physicians and researchers.

"Becoming a partner in this consortium gives MU more opportunities to collaborate with organizations nationwide with the shared goal of improving health care quality and access," said Karen Edison, MD, director of the MU Center for Health Policy. "Our ability to competitively pursue federal funding also will be enhanced alongside our like-minded colleagues."

RAND's partnership includes 23 organizations selected for their ability to collectively leverage change in the health care system. The partnership includes a geographic focus on improvement in three states: Missouri, California and Wisconsin. Together, consortium members will address improvement related to four core areas: health information technology, patient safety, value, and prevention and care management.

The core areas are funded under the ACTION II program, which provides a framework for groups to seek federal funding for research projects. ACTION II is a model of field-based research designed to promote innovation in health care delivery by accelerating the diffusion of research into practice.

The MU Center for Health Policy is one of two Missouri members of the RAND-led consortium. RAND's consortium is one of 17 partnerships nationwide selected by the AHRQ to take part in the ACTION II research program. The 17 partnerships include more than 350 collaborating organizations.
MU Health Magazine


News and Events

David Chang Grill with Caution
Wire bristles from barbecue brushes can cause serious injuries
Tahir Rahman Extreme Beliefs Often Mistaken for Insanity, New Study Finds
Researchers say new term offers more precise definition of non-psychotic behaviors
Paul Tatum Family Medicine Professor Wins Distinguished Physician Award
Tatum recognized for outstanding care of patients near the end of life
Seth Sherman Minimally Invasive Tendon Repair Technique Supports Knee Movement Sooner after Surgery
Researchers found suture anchors, a less-invasive repair technique, responded better to strength-testing after surgery
2016 Graduation MU School of Medicine Awards 86 Medical Degrees at Commencement Ceremony
The graduates will go on to receive additional training as resident physicians in their chosen specialties
Patrice Delafontaine MU School of Medicine Dean Inducted into Prestigious Medical Society
Delafontaine joins elite group of physicians in American Clinical and Climatological Association
Steven Zweig MU Family Medicine Ranked Among Nation’s Best by U.S. News & World Report
Department has been in top 10 for 23 consecutive years
Uzma Khan MU Initiative Helps Rural Doctors Treat Chronic Pain
Show-Me ECHO to offer special training session April 28
Legacy Teachers MU School of Medicine Program Expands to Other Medical Schools
MU’s Legacy Teachers program lets students recognize patients as educators
Susan Nagel Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal May Increase Endocrine Disrupting Activity
Scientists draw conclusions after study at natural gas and oil extraction wastewater disposal facility
St. Baldricks 2016 Participants Go Bald for Childhood Cancer Research
Community donates more than $40,000 to the cause

Media Relations
University of Missouri Health System
One Hospital Drive, DC028.00
Columbia, MO 65212
24/7 on-call pager: (573) 876-0708

Mary Jenkins
(573) 882-7299

Jeff Hoelscher
(573) 884-1608

Derek Thompson
(573) 882-3323

Diamond Dixon
(573) 884-7541

Justin Kelley (Photographer)
(573) 882-5786
Pager (573) 397-9289

Web Communications
University of Missouri Health System
One Hospital Drive, MA204G, DC018.00
Columbia, MO 65212
(573) 884-0298

Jennifer Orford
(573) 882-0298

Deidra Ashley
(573) 884-3988

Jesslyn Chew
(573) 884-2891

Velvet Hasner
(573) 884-1115

Justin Willett
(573) 884-7740

Printer Friendly
Follow us on Twitter!   Facebook   YouTube Videos   Instagram   Pinterest  
Website created and maintained by the Office of Communications. Contact the MU School of Medicine.
Revised: April 27, 2013 - Copyright © 2014 - Curators of the University of Missouri. All rights reserved. DMCA and other copyright information. An equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer.