The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences has established the Office of Clinical Practice Innovation. The new office will serves as the organizational home for developing and evaluating clinical interventions to improve medical care. This initiative will provide increased knowledge and understanding of structure processes and the effects of health services on individuals and populations.
The goal is to:
- Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical initiatives, new practice models, and perform research to improve the quality and value of healthcare
- Spur clinical practice innovation among physicians through collaboration with organizations such as Children’s National Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Mid Atlantic, University of North Carolina, Association for Health Care Quality, and others to conduct research and introduce novel healthcare interventions
- Work with GW to develop new initiatives that enhance GW funding and collaborations
According to Jesse Pines, MD, Director of the new Office, “The plan is to look at the outcomes from GW’s research to see if the research will not only serve and improve processes within our own clinical entities at GW, but will become bench marks for medical institutions across the country.”
The new Office will employ assets with GW including EMR systems used by the university’s own clinical partners and then develop a data infrastructure to facilitate the study of local clinical delivery initiatives at GW as well as work with local partners. In addition, the GW Office of Technology Transfer will work to develop new clinical innovations.