EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute

Healthcare analytics has become an important area of specialty research in academic medical centers and healthcare systems nationwide. Many important policy and operational decisions in healthcare delivery require information on the entire distribution of outcomes of interest to develop new methods for improving efficiencies and outcomes related to patient care and cost control.

The introduction of electronic health records, together with better computational power and professionals who have the ability to organize, manage, and analyze data, is bringing together extremely useful information that was not available in the past. The ability to access and analyze such information will enable system-wide quality improvement and cost reduction in healthcare while significantly reducing the time to translate research results into practice.  It is predicted that Healthcare Analytics will revolutionize healthcare and delivery in the near future, given the importance of population management in the new healthcare environment.  Healthcare analytics has not been developed in the region due to the lack of sufficient coordination of resources and faculty with expertise and national reputation in this area of expertise. 

EVMS is the hub for biomedical and clinical research in Hampton Roads.  Sentara Healthcare is the region’s leading provider of healthcare and services in the Hampton Roads region.  The goal of this new Institute is to develop a collaborative framework for conducting focused and prioritized research in healthcare analytics and delivery, translational research, population health, clinical trials, community health disparities and other areas recommended by a Joint Governance Board and implemented by the Research Oversight Council.

For more information, click here to visit the new EVMS-Sentara Healthcare Analytics and Delivery Science Institute website on sentaraevms.com.