We've only just begun - insights from a 25-year journey to accelerate health care transformation through delivery system research Journal Article uri icon
  • Even though it is well known that quality, safety, and patient-centeredness of health care can be improved, leveraging the organizational apparatus of a care delivery environment to render improvement in a consistent and comprehensive manner has proven difficult. The Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN), which began as the HMO Research Network, emerged from a desire to improve health and study problems in health care in a systematic and collaborative way, spurring the delivery of true evidence-informed medicine. The HCSRN has honed network-wide data resources, a collaborative culture, and shared infrastructure, enabling multicenter health care research that is often more difficult for researchers working in less integrated settings and across organizational boundaries. The HCSRN's 25-year track record confers both an opportunity and obligation to share what we have learned through our research. Considering the quarter-century since the HCSRN was established, we describe three evolving areas-health data, new health care models, and diversified research teams that must be thoughtfully harnessed to realize a transformed health care ecosystem that generates and learns with research.

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  • 2019
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  • Data Systems
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