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EHC Update: Technology Assessment Program Draft Report; Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations; Webinar on AHRQ's Horizon Scanning System

EHC Update: Technology Assessment Program Draft Report; Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations; Webinar on AHRQ's Horizon Scanning System

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Technology Assessment Program Draft Technology Assessment

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment Program will be posting a draft systematic review for review on May 26. This draft is entitled "Retinal Prostheses in the Medicare Population." If you are interested in reviewing this document, please visit: http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/ta/tareview.html. The document will be available for review from 9:00 a.m. on May 26, 2016 to 5:00 p.m. on June 17, 2016 (extended due to the holiday). If you have any questions, please contact ahrqtap@ahrq.hhs.gov.

AHRQ Research Advances Shared Decisionmaking Strategies for Ethnic Minority LGBT Populations

Racial and ethnic minorities who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) face significant barriers when communicating with clinicians, which can result in less effective shared decision making and poorer health outcomes.  A series of AHRQ-funded articles explores the cultural and psychological identities of dual minority patients and offers operational guidance for medical organizations to better facilitate shared decision-making with these patients.

Dual-minority patients often have multiple intersecting social identities around their ethnicity and sexuality that complicate communication with their health providers.  Most clinicians have only a basic level of LGBT cultural competence and lack experience dealing with the additional impact of ethnicity on their relationship to LGBT patients.  This lack of experience can lead to unintended discrimination, marginalization, and distrust, all of which inhibit effective shared decision-making.  These studies draw from the fields of medical decision-making, race/ethnicity, and implementation science to present information that may help individual clinicians and patients to improve shared decision-making. The articles appear in the March issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Select to read a blog by AHRQ’s Deputy Director, Sharon Arnold, Ph.D. on the importance of this topic:

A Policy Forum and Live Webinar Sponsored by the Center on Health Care Effectiveness

The Horizon Scanning System, administered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), was the first public horizon scanning system to focus on emerging health technologies and innovations in the United States. The system was designed to identify, monitor, and evaluate new and emerging technologies that may significantly impact the way health care is provided in this country.

Join Mathematica’s Center on Health Care Effectiveness on June 14, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. (ET) for an in-depth discussion of how the Horizon Scanning System was used. Our expert panel will introduce the basic elements of the system, then review findings from a newly released evaluation of its performance. Policymakers can use the lessons learned from the evaluation to inform future scanning efforts on emerging health care innovations and technologies. 

Our speakers include the following experts:
  • Elise Berliner, AHRQ
  • Joe Cummings, University Health System Consortium (now Vizient)
  • Nancy Duda, Mathematica
  • Donald Liss, Independence Blue Cross
  • Kara Odom Walker, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Eugene Rich, Mathematica
  • Karen Schoelles, ECRI Institute

This event will be valuable for:
  • Federal policymakers
  • State Medicaid directors
  • Staff and members of professional patient associations
  • Health care payers and purchasers
  • Health policy researchers
  • Comparative effectiveness researchers
  • Health technology innovators

Please note: In-person check-in begins at 11:45 a.m.; the program begins at 12:00 p.m. All in-person guests must sign in and present a photo ID.

For more information, please contact chce@mathematica-mpr.com.

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