The Institute for Advancement of Health Care (IAHC) is the health services research entity for GHS, positioned to study healthcare delivery issues. Through the IAHC, collaborative teams of researchers and practitioners have access to one of the region’s largest integrated healthcare delivery systems with a commitment to healthcare innovation, community engagement, health promotion and disease prevention. IAHC research and scholarly activities address issues of major concern to a changing healthcare system, including quality, access and cost. Research findings are applied and implemented through IAHC to clinical practice facilitating improvements in the healthcare delivery system.
Innovative research, education and dissemination of discoveries to promote health and transform healthcare delivery
Investigate patient-centered models of care, compare effectiveness of interventions and inform policy and study methods to build workforce capacity
- Guide, coordinate, implement and support innovative initiatives designed to improve healthcare delivery
- Foster innovation in education, research and care models that will transform the way in which health care is taught, delivered and practiced
- Support initiatives designed to improve the health and well-being of the population
The IAHC model is motivated by the health services research and organizational format of the US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
IAHC has adopted a health services research mission addressing three portfolios:
- Compare the effectiveness of interventions and inform policy
- Investigate patient-centered models of care
- Study methods to build workforce capacity
The research portfolio areas direct the IAHC strategic agenda. Visit our Research Portfolio page for more information.
To fulfill IAHC research priorities and goals, GHS will foster and support a collaborative research environment.