Opioid Solutions is a collaboration between IHPI, the Injury Prevention Center, and the U-M Office of Research. This interdisciplinary network of U-M researchers across schools and colleges serves as a central hub for U-M research, educational activities, and community outreach related to opioids.
Opioid Solutions encourages collaboration among researchers. It also aims to keep federal, state, local health agencies, media, and the general public apprised of U-M projects and programs that aspire to reduce and prevent opioid misuse and overdose.
Opioid Solutions sends a bi-weekly email update on current news, publications, funding, and events concerning opioids and hosts a bi-annual Opioid Solutions Networking Event for faculty. Join the listserv here. U-M researchers working on opioid-related projects and wanting to join the research network, please use this form.
Michigan Program on Value Enhancement (MPrOVE)
Research Network & Innovation to Implementation Lab
The Michigan Program on Value Enhancement (MPrOVE) focuses on improving quality and demonstrating the value of care at Michigan Medicine, while at the same time catalyzing collaborative research efforts to inform state and national policy decisions. MPrOVE brings together IHPI experts in research, design, management, and clinical care to support transformative approaches in evaluation and implementation through the lens of appropriateness.
The MPrOVE Innovation to Implementation (i2i) Lab helps IHPI members develop, enhance, and disseminate research on improving healthcare value and appropriateness, and also provide connections with health system partners (Michigan Medicine and external) to collaborate on pilot projects. Monthly lab meetings occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the North Campus Research Complex (NCRC).
Two goals of the i2i Lab are to convey strategies to conduct evaluation or behavioral intervention projects in health systems and to connect researchers to health system partners. The goal is to try to surmount the barriers to intervention and implementation work that face even the most skilled health services research teams based at complex Academic Medical Centers.
Topics for lab sessions may include methods consultation, facilitating approaches to using and understanding Michigan Medicine data and matching projects with internal champions, potential funding, dissemination, and policy initiatives.
Join the MPrOVE Research Network email list to receive information about the i2i labs and other value/appropriateness-related events and funding opportunities. Please contact Emma Steppe.
Telehealth Research Incubator & Network
Launched through funding from the MPrOVE Research Innovation Challenge, the Telehealth Research Incubator (TRI) leverages collective expertise from U-M clinicians and scientists to rigorously evaluate federal/state telehealth policies, institutional programs, and interventions on four specific outcomes: cost, quality, access, and patient experience. TRI partners with IHPI faculty, health systems, professional organizations, researchers, and government agencies to further the research on, and impact of, telehealth.
We are currently in the process of expanding the scope of the Telehealth Research Incubator and Research Network, and would love to work with you!
Our current collaborators include faculty from Michigan Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the Ross School of Business, the College of Engineering, the Center for Evaluating Health Reform, and the Survey Research Center. TRI also has access to large Medicare and commercial payer databases (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Optum, Marketscan) to conduct telehealth policy analyses.
Additionally, we plan to host a kick-off networking event in Spring 2020 and encourage all IHPI members interested in telehealth to attend.
Are you interested in discussing a collaboration? Want to be added to the Telehealth Research Network listserv? Contact Emma Steppe.