AMGA Health Services Research Opportunities

By its nature, implementation science fosters innovations that originate at the clinic level in response to real-world challenges. AMGA Analytics’ studies combine quantitative data (Optum® data assets) with qualitative data collected from AMGA member organizations.

AMGA works with members, AMGA Corporate Partners, and distinguished national research partners to tackle major challenges healthcare organizations are facing today. Below are current research projects that have implications for AMGA member organizations. Please let us know if your organization has an interest in participating in research related to these projects.


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Current Research Opportunities

Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing (Currently recruiting):

Evaluates the impact of clinical practice guidelines and health system policies on chronic pain management, opioid prescribing, opioid use disorder, and medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) in medical groups and health systems.

Piloting Predictive Models Within the Clinical Workflow

  • Enhanced Decision Making for Patients with Prediabetes: This predictive model uses data available in the electronic health record (EHR) to estimate individualized treatment benefits of taking metformin or participating in the Diabetes Prevention Program. [Read More]
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Patch for ASCVD Risk Calculator: This project will enhance the current AHA/ACC ASCVD risk calculator by integrating kidney function data into the risk calculation for more precise risk prediction. [Read More]

Evaluation of the Implementation of an At-Home Urinalysis Kit:

This implementation study evaluates the use of’s proprietary home-based Smartphone Urinalysis Kit in an at-risk population. [Read More]

Supporting Transformation to a Value-Based Healthcare System:

Supports work on field-based, real-world informed development, testing, and implementation of new approaches for improving care based on program priorities determined by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ). [Read More]

Understanding Barriers to Implementation of Updated Guidelines for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE):

This implementation science study seeks to understand how health care organizations are managing VTE prevention and to identify protocols currently being used in practice. [Read More]



Research Opportunities in the Pipeline

Implementation Research Initiative (IRI) for the Improvement of Care for Patients with Osteoarthritis:

The purpose of this initiative is to improve identification and management of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) through an implementation project with up to 10 AMGA members. [Read More]