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Health Systems Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Research

The Health Systems Institute's research objectives are to advance fundamental knowledge of issues central to the delivery of healthcare services through better understanding of the efficient allocation of health resources, appropriate uses of those resources, and the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative healthcare delivery systems that integrate state-of-the-art information, communication, decision support, and biomedical technologies.

Thrusts

Health Outcomes and Quality

Measuring, evaluating, and improving the quality of healthcare outcomes. Outcomes and quality research seeks to understand the end results of particular healthcare practices and interventions by linking the care people receive to the outcomes experienced. Outcomes research has become a key to developing improved methods to monitor and improve quality of care.

Human Factors / Human Computer Interaction

The design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive, next-generation computing solutions in complex domains including, but not limited to, healthcare and healthcare delivery,with the purpose of supporting the development of systems that are both usable and accessible.

Health Decision and Risk Analysis

Using decision analysis methods to ascertain whether or not to proceed with a proposed plan of action or treatment, or to make changes to a proposed procedure based on a formal health risk analysis as well as other factors.

Biostatistical Modeling and Data Management

The development and application of statistical principles and methods to scientific research in health-related fields.

Healthcare Information Technology

Fostering interoperability among healthcare software applications, as they will interact in a local, regional and national health information network. Designing clinical information systems and financial applications to improve healthcare delivery.

Healthcare Operations & Logistics

Applying operations research and management principles to assist with healthcare related logistics.

Adoption and Diffusion of Biomedical and Healthcare Innovations

Introducing new biomedical and healthcare innovations into the mainstream for corporate, individual, and private use.

Integrative Health

Developing and implementing patient-centered services and programs that promote healthy living.

Focus Areas

  • Integrative Patient-Centered Systems
  • Pediatric Care, Health and Wellness
  • Chronic Care and Disease Management
  • Sustainable Aging
  • Home Health / Telehealth
  • Reimbursement and Payment Systems
  • Health Policy
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