To help ensure Roadmap execution delivers on the goal, initial efforts focus on four high priority clinical targets:
- COVID19/pandemic response
- preventive care;
- hypertension control; and
- pain management
Additional targets will be added as execution progresses, and efforts to improve the knowledge ecosystem function for all these targets will be designed to scale to many other targets via efforts that unfold synergistically and in parallel with those specifically addressed by this Roadmap. The Roadmap is divided into four phases: Concept Demonstrations (2021–2024), Pilots (2024–2027), Scaling (2027–2030), and LHS (2031).
Each phase includes tasks organized around five critical activities: Create/Use Governance; Collaboration; Enhance/Leverage Infrastructure; Enhance/Develop Living, Computable Guidance; Enhance Guidance Implementation and Assessment; and Evaluate/Plan Roadmap Execution.
Together, the tasks are designed to improve the entire knowledge ecosystem cycle (i.e., from evidence to guidance to action to data and back to evidence).
Initial AHRQ-funded pilots to address Roadmap activities that enhance this cycle are currently underway as this Roadmap is being reviewed by AHRQ and many other organizations for possible actions. The ACTS project team has received letters from 33 stakeholder organizations expressing support for the ACTS Future Vision and interest in cultivating synergies between their efforts and Roadmap-recommended approaches to broadly realizing that future vision.