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Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research

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Focal Areas

CHOIR's focal areas of research include:

Patient-Centered Care

Patient-Centered Care (PCC) means providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions. PCC means including patient context, for example social determinants of health, thinking about patients’ health and well-being broadly (beyond typical clinical outcomes), and focusing on patients in their daily lives. Learn more about CHOIR's work on Patient-Centered Care.

Care Coordination

In VA, Care Coordination defined as facilitating integration of, and navigation through, health care services, within and across care settings, to help patients receive the care they need and want without unnecessary duplication of services or avoidable inconvenience. Care coordination ideally is patient-centered, but research may focus on other aspects such as patient safety, duplication of services, health care costs, etc. Learn more about CHOIR's work on Care Coordination.

Additional Research Areas

CHOIR conducts health service research across a wide range of topics concentrated around the focal areas above with additional projects which cut across our other research areas. Learn more.