Center for eHealth Innovation and Process Transformation (CeHIPT). Interdisciplinary research to transform health care delivery. CeHIPT Executive Council Isa Bar-On Sharon A. Johnson Diane M. Strong Bengisu Tulu cehipt.wpi.edu. Spring 2010.
Interdisciplinary research to transform health care delivery
CeHIPT Executive Council
Sharon A. Johnson
Diane M. Strong
Since its founding in Worcester in 1865, WPI has taken a unique approach to education. Our applied, project-based curriculum ensures that students in our more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs can apply their knowledge of science, engineering, technology, business, social sciences, and the humanities and arts. WPI's world-class faculty work with students in cutting-edge research areas, leading to breakthroughs and innovations in such fields as biotechnology, health care, nanotechnology, robotics and information technology.
WPI’sCenter for eHealth Innovation and Process Transformation (CeHIPT)
conducts interdisciplinary research to help health care organizations successfully transform their care delivery processes. Our project teams include researchers from health care, engineering, science, and management disciplines within and outside WPI. The research teams study health care delivery innovations and the dynamics of change as related to the implementation and use of electronic medical records, telemedicine, lean processes, and personal health records.
[email protected] • 508-831-6199 • cehipt.wpi.edu
A community of researchers working on real health care problems
research projects with
clinical partners to
solve real problems
CeHIPT Breakfast Symposium
We work on projects of value to the health care community.
C e H I P T
Enabling the successful transformation of health care delivery processes
CeHIPT @ WPI has the interdisciplinary perspective,
the technological expertise, and the clinical partners to
achieve its vision of transforming health care delivery.
Current CeHIPT Projects
A variety of projects, clinical partners, processes, and technologies
Electronic and Personal Health Records (NSF-funded project)
New England Health Care Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP – VA funded)
Improved Medical Measurement
Research Observations – Challenges
Achieving successful EHR implementation and transformational EHR use is challenging
Costs and Difficulties of Transitioning to an EHR
CeHIPT Theme 1:
Linking IT and Process DesignThe First Pillar for Transforming Health and Health Care
Research Observations – EHR/PHR Opportunities
EHRs provide many possibilities for transformation
Opportunities created by a connected health IT foundation
The opportunities from a connected health IT foundation are well worth the effort. Massachusetts needs to continue leading the way.
CeHIPT Theme 2:
Empowering PatientsA Second Pillar for Transforming Health and Health Care
A healthier population requires empowered patients – who are more actively involved in their health and their health care
Importance of Empowering Patients
Opportunities for supporting patient empowerment:
CeHIPT Theme 3:
Educating the WorkforceA Third Pillar for Transforming Health and Health Care
New ways of thinking are necessary for transformation
For health care professionals:
For leaders, engineers, and IT professionals:
Opportunities for meeting educational needs:
Massachusetts is well positioned to meet these educational needs.
The Nation is catching up with Massachusetts and its health care reforms.
Massachusetts can be proud of its excellent health care system
And has exceptional resources for continued improvement
But … health care innovation is a national priority
How can Massachusetts continue to be a health care leader?
To continue Massachusetts’ leadership in health care delivery innovation
Massachusetts should be promoting and supporting:
We must work together by:
Additional ideas for working together for a healthier future?
With your leadership, Massachusetts can continue to lead the nation.