We design, implement, and rigorously evaluate new clinical care and patient education tools. Research in this area seeks to improve the health delivery system by giving patients and providers new tools for organizing and delivering health care.
Informatics and Decision Support: Harnessing the power of health information technology to inform clinical decision-making and improve health. Investigators in this area develop, test, disseminate, and evaluate clinical decision tools enabled by the electronic health record to improve patient self-care, quality of care, evidence-based decision-making and, ultimately, health outcomes.
Consumer-Driven Benefit Design: Understanding how coverage benefits influence use of health services and patient decision-making. Consumers are increasingly faced with choices in coverage and research in this area seeks to improve the tools designed to aid patients in making decisions about their coverage and maximize the benefit of health insurance for patients.
Health Information Technology: Assessing how digital and mobile health technologies can improve patient-provider communications, advance patient-centered care, and be used to deliver patient education programs.