Bringing Clinicians Up To Speed On Stats And Business Is Goal Of Nih Grant To Emory University Center For Clinical Evaluation Sciences

October 23, 1997

Brand new ways to look at and evaluate medicine have flourished along with the reach of managed care. But the language of population-based science is foreign and even intimidating to many doctors, nurses and other health professionals who were taught to focus on "the patient."

Researchers at the Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences at the Emory University School of Medicine have been awarded a $107,570 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model for helping health professionals appreciate and become fluent in the linguistics of informatics, clinical epidemiology, outcomes assessments, health care economics, quality management and quality improvement.

Center faculty are designing curriculum for an intense, one-week workshop that will provide clinicians an overview of population-based research and its value in answering research questions that may be applied to their own patients and practices. The federally funded workshop is being planned for Spring 1998.

"Today's medical students are learning to speak the new language of health care, but many doctors and nurses practicing out in the community received little exposure to the statistics and clinical evaluation side of health care during their training," says David A. Blake, Ph.D., associate director of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University and vice president for Academic Health Affairs. "We're pleased to be able to serve as 'interpreters'."

Epidemiology, health care economics, informatics and outcomes research will be taught by center staff as well as other faculty from Emory?s medical, public health and nursing schools, Atlanta?s Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Morehouse School of Medicine

"I'm excited by the opportunity to educate health care professionals from across the Atlanta area about population-based health care research," says Risa P. Hayes, Ph.D., associate professor and associate director for education at the center. "Through this introduction, we hope to develop a network of health care professionals who will collaborate on interdisciplinary, population-based research projects in the coming years."

Established in 1994, the Emory University Center for Clinical Evaluation Sciences conducts health service research to improve quality and efficiency across EMORY HEALTHCARE. By measuring health care quality, outcomes and resource consumption, the center helps patients and payers appraise the value of health care services. In addition, center researchers design, conduct and evaluate intervention strategies to optimize the efficiency of care across this academic health system.

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