Our lens of scholarship and health system sciences supports the design, implementation, and dissemination of quality, safety, and value proejcts. We make fundamental contributions to health system science and consistently apply and support disseminate of best practies as a learning organization. 

The Center leads activities such as:

  • Mentorship and experiential training for improvement projects
  • Center Scholars Program
  • Patient Safety Innovations Program, providing pilot funding for internal projects
  • Academic research coaching
  • UW Medicine Value and Systems Science Lab (VSSL)
  • Large-scale research projects and grants
  • UW Medicine-based Open Notes program
  • Dissemination of learnings both nationally in high-impact journals and locally within UW Medicine

Recent Center grants

Using EHR Content to Prevent Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Thomas Payne, MD

A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of an Information Technology Enhanced Peer-Integrated Collaborative Care Intervention for US Trauma Care Systems

Doug Zatzick, MD and Peter Thomas, JD

A Policy Relevant US Trauma Care System Pragmatic Trial for PTSD and Comorbidity

Doug Zatzick, MD

Recent Center publications

  • Nawas MT, Walker EJ, Richie MB, White AA. Hsu G. A protean protein. J Hosp Med. 2018 Nov 28. 

  • Stein JN, Klein JW, Payne TH, Jackson SL, Peacock S, Oster NV, Carpenter TP, Elmore JG. Communicating with vulnerable patient populations: a randomized intervention to teach inpatients to use the electronic patient portal. Appl Clin Inform. 2018 Oct;9(4):875-883. 

  • Liao JM, Chan P, Cornwell L, Tsai PI, Joo JH, Bakaeen FG, Luketich JD, Chu D. Feasibility of primary sternal plating for morbidly obese patients after cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Sug. 2019 Jan 28;14(1):25. 

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.