Preventing disease and keeping patients well
We believe there is great opportunity to prevent disease and improve health and well-being for patients and families through research in primary care environments. Patients checking in for preventive visits, well-child exams and routine checkups can benefit from research efforts to improve health, experience and the cost of care. Our research teams are studying the health of moms and children, vaccine safety and effectiveness, hypertension, obesity prevention, improving the health of the elderly and much more.
Health Care Homes Minnesota Care Coordination Effectiveness Study (MNCARES)
The Institute, in collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health and MN Community Measurement, has been awarded $4 million from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effect of care coordination on patient outcomes. MNCARES will compare two approaches to care coordination for patients with high health care costs and multiple morbidities. The goal is to learn what approaches produce the best care quality, utilization and patient-centered outcomes.