Transformative Research & Leadership Development
Our interdisciplinary teams discover, design, and disseminate cost-saving innovations for conditions comprising the bulk of U.S. health care spending. We collaborate closely with research, industry, and philanthropic partners.
Our Response to the COVID-19 Challenge
The COVID-19 crisis is challenging CERC’s faculty, scholars, and fellows to rapidly develop innovations that lower the cost of clinically excellent infectious disease care. Additionally, our Partnership in AI-Assisted Care, with faculty and graduate students from the computer science department, is moving ahead with computer vision applications to ease the burden on clinicians striving to deliver exceptional COVID-19 care to ICU patients.
Harnessing Stanford's Innovations Across Medicine, Engineering, and Management
Six Critical Research Areas
CERC's interdisciplinary teams focus on Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Process Innovation, Organizational Innovation, Health Care Policy, and Care Models.
The Power of Computer Vision
Our innovations support care delivery in the ICU, hand hygiene in clinical settings, and the well-being of seniors living at home.
CERC offers industry and research partners numerous opportunities to shape and scale high-quality, lower-cost patient care alongside noted Stanford scholars and innovators.
Bright Spots of Clinical Care
What are the scalable attributes of clinical teams that deliver good care at the lowest total cost? CERC researchers identified them.
Training Healthcare Leaders Who Innovate Technology and Business Designs
The New Master of Science in Clinical Informatics Management
This one-year management program for working professionals - the first of its kind on the West Coast - will provide leaders and emerging leaders in health care and technology with the clinical business and informatics capabilities to transfrom care delivery through digital innovation. Applications for the Class of 2022 will be available in September 2020.
Executive Education Led by Distinguished CERC Scholars
We offer clinicians, researchers, and executives a dynamic learning environment in which to identify, develop, and implement technology and management innovations that reduce the cost of great care.
Recent News & Publications
- – NEJM Catalyst
Caring for Caregivers: Bridging the Gap Between Family Caregiving Policy and Practice
CERC fellows have developed a Caring for Caregivers model that includes peer support, an integrated caregiver workflow, and virtual assistants to address unmet social, clinical, business, and policy needs.
- – NEJM Catalyst
Do Not Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Health Care’s Path Forward with Virtual Care
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown there is a latent capacity for innovation; the health care market has the opportunity to embrace the challenge and not squander the opportunity.
- – Journal of Medical Internet Research
Parents’ Perspectives on Using Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Technology Interference During Early Childhood: Cross-sectional Online Survey
A survey by CERC revealed that most parents, particularly younger ones, said they’d welcome AI tools to help mitigate technoference during interactions with their children.
- – Health Services Research
Reducing administrative costs in US health care: Assessing single payer and its alternatives
Moving toward a single‐payer system will reduce physician billing and insurance‐related (BIR) costs, but certain reforms could generate similar administrative cost savings without radically reforming the entire health system.
- – Stanford Report
Over first year of pandemic, confronting uncertainty with action at Stanford Medicine
In this look back at Stanford Medicine’s response to Covid-19 on the pandemic’s one-year anniversary, CERC’s Kevin Schulman weighed in on promoting vaccine distribution in polarized country.
- – USA Today
Op-Ed: COVID-19 cases are falling. This could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic.
Herd immunity may already be taking hold, but this is not the time to back away from vaccines, masks and social distancing, says CERC’s Robert Kaplan.