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Center for Healthcare Delivery Science

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center launched the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science (HDS) to lead the medical center's efforts in applying rigorous, high-quality science to the evaluation of real-world innovations aimed at improving the quality, safety and value of health care. Through this leadership, HDS seeks to become a regional and national leader in the emerging field where recognizable science and health care delivery intersect.

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By design, the Center will serve as a shared resource for BIDMC investigators interested in the scientific evaluation of operational innovations and will work collaboratively with them to pursue high-value projects that benefit our patients and improve the value of health care both locally and nationally. Over the next year, the Center will recruit a nucleus of core faculty with experience and significant expertise in health care delivery science, and develop Center capacity in biostatistics, analytics, information technology and project management.

The Center will leverage BIDMC's experience with the InSIGHT Research Core, which helps investigators use BIDMC's many clinical data repositories for research. The Center will advance its mission through partnerships with multicenter networks and like-minded health care organizations that share the goal of identifying and spreading innovative interventions supported by strong, peer-reviewed science.

The Center is headed by Ken Sands, MD, who serves as Acting Director. Karla Pollick serves as the Center's Administrative Director.

Dr. Michael Howell provided an interview to BIDMC Matters in May 2012 reflecting on his goals for the Center at BIDMC and nationally.

Contact Information

Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Michael D. Howell, MD, MPH, Director
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-7161