At the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s, we believe that optimizing the integration of research and improvement will accelerate the application of discoveries into care and policy and result in entirely new and better systems for healthcare delivery.
Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, organizational structures and processes, health technologies and personal behaviors affect access to healthcare, the quality and cost of healthcare, and ultimately, health and well-being. Our institution is uniquely positioned to make important contributions to the field because of our innovative care delivery system, institutional investments in translational research and our growing emphasis on transforming evidence into practice and policy.
Under the leadership of Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s is making a significant institutional commitment to developing a health services community and fostering the advancement of the field. Our investigators seek funding that supports project research in real-world practice settings and allows for rapid translation of knowledge into application. Within our institution, the Health Services Research Matrix serves to develop a creative, integrated institutional portfolio of health services, outcomes and QI research that brings researchers, patients and clinicians together to create knowledge and innovations.