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About Author in the Room®


Author in the Room is no longer an active program. Check out the rich archive of audio recordings and related materials from past teleconferences.

Archived recordings of past Author in the Room teleconferences



Studies with the potential to change clinical practice are published frequently in peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). However, studies of the implementation of such results into clinical practice demonstrate that results are rarely applied to all the patients who potentially could benefit. Many possible reasons exist for this lack of translating science into practice.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has partnered with JAMA to facilitate the transition of science into practice through the series Author in the Room®. In this series, the author of a study published in JAMA with the potential to change clinical practice will talk with clinicians during a conference call, facilitated by clinical experts in implementing changes in practice.
The call will be followed by a discussion group and participants will be assessed to determine the degree to which they believe they have implemented change within their practice. 
Please join us in this innovative initiative to translate research into practice.  The Author in the Room® teleconference is brought to you by JAMA and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). 
Note that the study and the Author in the Room® calls held from March 2005 through May 2006 were made possible with the generous funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Learn more about Author in the Room®

Read the editorial by Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, and former IHI President and CEO Donald M. Berwick, MP, MPP, that launched this unique collaboration between IHI and JAMA. (DeAngelis C, Berwick D. JAMA. 2005;293:1004.)

Read a report by Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH, Eric Campbell, PhD, Susan Regan, PhD, Barry Kitch, MD, MPH, and Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, that was published in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management in November 2007.