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Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation

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Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation  (Northeastern University)

Collaborative Research: Center for Health Organization Transformation  (The Texas A&M University System HSC Research Foundation)

I/UCRC Collaborative: The Center for Health Organization Transformation  (GA Tech Research Corporation - GA Institute of Technology)

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

The Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation, an NSF industry-university cooperative research center (I/UCRC), conducts research supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in health care.  The aim is to to advance, with industry partners, transformation in health systems--especially in hospitals, clinics, and physician groups--through cooperative applied research.

The center connects health systems with university researchers and students, bringing more resources to the challenge of addressing management and clinical innovation interventions and broader transformational efforts. These connections help health systems co-produce new generations of managers and leaders and provide additional opportunities for current health system managers and researchers to advance their crafts.

The NSF I/UCRC program is effecting positive change in the performance of the U.S. industrial enterprise. The centers feature industrially relevant fundamental research, industrial support, collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of research results to U.S. industry. With industrial and other support totaling 10 to 15 times the NSF investment, I/UCRCs are a premier example for how to cost-effectively synergize research and development.

Education & Outreach

An I/UCRC not only contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base; it also enhances the intellectual capacity of the engineering and science workforce through the integration of research and education. The program leverages NSF funding with industry resources to support graduate students performing industrially relevant and interdisciplinary research.

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Related Institutions

Georgia Institute of Technology
Northeastern University
Scott & White (Temple, TX)
Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston, TX)
Texas Health Resources (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX)
Lone Star Circle of Care (Georgetown, TX)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Meadows Regional Medical Center (Vidalia, GA)
Georgia Trauma Commission (Atlanta, GA)
Grady Health Systems (Atlanta, GA)
Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA)
New England VA Healthcare System (Boston, MA)
MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX)


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