Assessing Research Impact
At AIHS, we need to understand how our investments in research have an effect on Albertan’s health and the health system. Our Performance Management and Evaluation team are part of a growing community of practice that plans how to gather that information, how to measure and understand it, how to communicate the results , and ultimately helps us to improve what we do and how we do it.
Performance Management and Evaluation at AIHS
AIHS invests in health research and innovation in Alberta, in keeping with our vision to transform health and wellbeing. Our vision and investments align with the province’s Health Research and Innovation Strategy. Planning, measuring, assessing and communicating the results of health research impacts are strengths that AIHS offers the provincial and global research and innovation environment.
One of our goals at AIHS is to realize the impacts of our investments, which can range from scientific impacts to a wider public impact. We assess the value of our investments and operations in terms of how they contribute to health and socio-economic benefits for Albertans.
The Performance Management and Evaluation group at AIHS provides the expertise to assess the value and impact of our investments so that we can continue to improve as an organization and to positively affect health system innovation in this province and beyond.
What we do
AIHS has a long history in health research impact assessment and is an early adopter of evidence-based evaluation frameworks to measure and report on the benefits of health research. Beyond simply demonstrating the impact of the research we support, AIHS strives to get the most benefit from these investments by working with our partners, stakeholders and the health research community to achieve better health and prosperity for Albertans
AIHS takes a comprehensive approach to assessment and uses it for the purposes of accountability and transparency to the public, learning, and increased awareness of the benefits of research and innovation.
For more information:
Kathryn Graham, PhD, Executive Director, Performance Management & Evaluation (PME)
PME Presentations and Publications
Please click here to see a list of downloadable presentations and publications produced by our PME team.
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