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Partnering for Better Health

Partnering for Better Health by Doing What Works - March 22, 2018

Project Description

The Utah Partnership for Value and Utah’s Annual Health Services Research (HSR) Meeting hosted by Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah are working with diverse community-based organizations and stakeholders to design an innovative day-long conference on March 22, 2018 at the Health Sciences Education Building at the University of Utah that will focus on improving patient engagement and patient centered outcomes in Utah. Patients, researchers, providers, policymakers, and payors are invited to the event to:

  • Identify and prioritize questions related to patient-centered outcomes for Utah that are important to all stakeholders,
  • Share best practices that facilitate patient engagement and increased identification and utilization of patient reported measures
  • Disseminate patient-centered awareness and improve understanding of the value of integrating researchers in the health care community to address the patient, provider, payor and community perspectives
  • Promote health services research in Utah
  • Facilitate interaction and communication among individuals interested in patient-centered health services research

The event will be co-designed with stakeholders from Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Utah, Community Faces of Utah, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, and the Utah Health Policy Project, and will feature presentations and facilitated discussion. Participants will engage in breakout sessions to address health services research questions as well as provide community member input into patient centered outcomes research design, inquiry, and ongoing participation.

Attendance is FREE for patients, caregivers, and community members. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Commitment to Patient Engagement

This uniquely blended meeting of diverse attendees maintains a strong commitment to ensuring an atmosphere of inclusiveness so all feel welcome to participate and engage in meaningful discussion and identification of research questions. This meeting will demonstrate ways that all stakeholders can become active in the research process, thus influencing more patient-centered, meaningful research that can be sustained by the broader healthcare community. Research abstracts, messaging, and breakout session materials will be developed to ensure jargon-free, consumer-friendly language.

To Participate

We welcome the submission of abstracts related to patient-centered care or health services research and registration from interested researchers or community members. Please direct questions about, or interest in, attending our event to Allie Miraglia, HealthInsight Project Manager, at

This event is maintains Patient’s Included status This work was supported through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Program Award (EA-1724-Healthinsight)