The Center is poised to support large-scale research projects and grants focused on:

  • Providing patient-centered care and new approaches to the interfaces between quality, transparency, and communication.
  • Using informatics to enhance quality and safety; developing "smart metrics" related to quality and safety; natural language processing.
  • Promoting value in healthcare; addressing how payment mechanisms, bundling, and the Choosing Wisely initiative impact quality and safety.
  • Deploying genomics and other molectular biomarkers to individualize care; understanding their relationship to quality and safety.

Recent Center grants

A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Optimal Patient-Centered Care for US Trauma Care Systems

Principal Investigator: Douglas Zatzick, MD

Communication to Prevent and Respond to Medical Injuries: WA State Collaborative

Principal Investigator: Thomas H. Gallagher, MD

Comprehensive Patient Safety and Medical Liability Communication and Resolution Program


Principal Investigator: Stephen Hines, MD

Recent Center publications

  • Rosenman ED, Dixon AJ, Webb JM, Brolliar S, Golden SJ, Jones KA, Shah S, Grand JA, Kozlowski SWJ, Chao GT, Fernandez R. A simulation-based approach to measuring team situational awareness in emergency medicine: a multicenter, observational study. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jul 17. 

  • Sharma RK, Freedman VA, Mor V, Kasper JD, Gozalo P, Teno JM. Association of racial differences with end-of-life care quality in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 9. 

  • Dhawale TM, Shustov AR. Autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in peripheral T/NK-cell lymphomas: a histology-specific review. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2017 Apr;31(2):335-357. 

Works in Progress Meetings

During 2014-2015 the Center held monthly Works in Progress sessions in partnership with the ITS Physician group. Our Works in Progress meetings now focus on developing our group of Center Scholars, however we hold quarterly Works in Progress sessions that are open to the broader community. We will advertise these quarterly Works in Progress sessions on the Center listserv, so please join us! If you would like to join the Center listserv, please contact Amelia Chappelle.