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

  • Liao JM, Dykstra SE, Werner RM, Amol SN. BPCI Advanced will further emphasize the need to address overlap between bundled payments and accountable care organizations. Health Affairs. 2018 Apr 17. 

  • Navathe AS, Liao JM, Shah Y, Lyon Z, Chatterjee P, Polsky D, Emanuel EJ. Characteristics of hospitals earning savings in the first year of mandatory bundled payment for hip and knee surgery. JAMA. 2018 Mar 6;319(9):930-932. 

  • Shapiro J, Robins L, Galowitz P, Gallagher TH, Bell S. Disclosure coaching: an ask-tell-ask model to support clinicians in disclosure conversations. J Patient Saf. 2018 May 16. 

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.