RTI International researchers to discuss latest health services and policy research at 2016 Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth

RTI researchers contribute 70 posters and oral presentations at the 2016 Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth


BOSTON, MA –RTI International researchers will share and discuss their recent health services and health policy research that is helping to inform and evolve the U.S. health care system at AcademyHealth’s 2016 Annual Research Meeting in Boston, June 26-28.

Seventy RTI staff members will attend the conference—many of whom are co-authors and presenters of RTI’s 70 combined posters and presentations. AcademyHealth is the leading non-partisan professional organization for more than 4,500 health services researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners.

Among the key podium sessions that include RTI participants are a roundtable discussion on integrating the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation findings into meaningful insights to inform policymakers’ efforts to improve health care in the United States; a presentation focused on precision medicine tools and the access, clinical utility, cost effectiveness, and health outcomes of such efforts within the Veterans Healthcare Administration; and a presentation describing the impact of the Vermont Support and Services at Home Program on Medicare expenditures and adverse health events.

Donald Nichols, Ph.D., director of RTI’s Health Equity Analytics and Solutions Program will participate in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation roundtable; Julie Lynch, Ph.D., a nurse research scientist jointly appointed at RTI and the Veterans Healthcare Administration, will chair the precision medicine session; and Amy Kandilov, Ph.D., research economist at RTI, will present on the Vermont program.

Key posters featuring RTI research include topics such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the role of community health workers in health care innovation, and developing meaningful quality measures across multiple care settings.

“These few examples just scratch the surface of the health services research that RTI is conducting to help transform the U.S. health care landscape,” said Robin Weinick, Ph.D., vice president of Research on Healthcare Value, Equity, and the Lifespan at RTI. “From developing evidence to providing rigorous analyses to disseminating results that inform change initiatives and future study, we are proud to play a strong scientific role within the AcademyHealth community.”

RTI is Contributing Affiliate of AcademyHealth and is also an exhibitor and silver-level sponsor of the meeting. Find a complete list of RTI posters and presentations at the conference here