Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Harnessing the ongoing ‘natural experiments’ of quality improvement

How do we harness the ongoing “natural experiments” of quality improvement (QI) activities in various healthcare systems to facilitate hypothesis-driven research, improve scientific validity to address questions in clinical trials, and implement and disseminate research results?

 

• Current restrictions in human subjects research regulations

• Diversity in approaches and methodology rigor to QI initiatives across different health systems

• The discipline is not well regarded in academia

• Difficulty in creating a culture of QI in a business-like healthcare environment

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