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.
Harnessing Innovations Across Medicine, Engineering, and Management
Care Model Innovations
Following a rigorous, standardized process, CERC research teams have developed scalable delivery innovations that lower spending while improving outcomes.
Interdisciplinary teams focus on Care Delivery Innovation, Health Care Policy, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Process Innovation, and Organizational Innovation, including CERC's new High-Value Health Care Incubator.
Published Research and CERC in the News
Through published research and articles, CERC is shaping the national discourse around value-based care delivery, health policy and reform, and AI-based innovations.
Health Care Policy
CERC faculty offer a deep examination of systemic issues in the health care system largely unaddressed by other research groups.
The Power of Computer Vision in Health Care
Our AI innovations support care delivery in the ICU, improve hand hygiene and surgical technique in clinical settings, and enhance the well-being of seniors living at home.
CERC offers industry and research partners numerous opportunities to shape high-quality, lower cost patient care alongside noted Stanford scholars and innovators.
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.
CERC’s Design, Innovation and Clinical Entrepreneurship (DICE) Fellowship
CERC’s 11-month Design Fellowship provides early-career innovators and aspiring health care leaders the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to design care delivery innovations that result in better care at lower cost.
The New High Value Health Care Incubator
CERC's HVHC Incubator is designed to help non-profit clinics and organizations in the California safety net find solutions to challenges delivering care to the growing population of Californians dependent on publicly funded health care. Once identified, these successful innovations will be available to other clinics to scale improvements quickly.
Recent News & Publications
- – HPMI
The Need for Accelerated Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies: Impact on Patient Access and the Innovation Ecosystem
Kevin Schulman and colleagues: How Medicare Coverage can be used to address the triple aim for Medicare beneficiaries - better care, better health, and lower cost.
- – JAMA Network
The Dysfunctional Health Benefits Market and Implications for US Employers and Employees
In this Viewpoint by CERC’s David Scheinker, Kevin Schulman and Arnold Milstein, the dysfunction of the health benefits market is directly linked to wage stagnation and rising economic inequality. Addressing this market and its negative effects requires greater public and private policy innovation.
- – PLOS
Mothers of children with major congenital anomalies have increased health care utilization over a 20-year post-birth time horizon
This PLOS study begins a multi-year comprehensive examination by CERC and its Aarhus University colleagues of the economic penalties associated with a heavy caregiving burden.
- – BMJ Global Health
Can Businesses Be Anchor Institutions?
Sara Singer and colleagues: By focusing on anchoring strategies—rather than on the institutions themselves—we can see how businesses can play constructive roles in building wealth and health in their communities.
- – JAMA
Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence for Diagnosis: From Predicting Diagnostic Labels to “Wayfinding”
Jonathan Chen, of CERC’s Partnership for AI-Assisted Care, looks at the use of AI for diagnostic excellence and explores the role of AI in improving clinicians’ selection of next best actions to narrow diagnostic possibilities.
- – Health Affairs
New Medicare Technology Add-On Payment Could Be Used as a Market Support Mechanism to Accelerate Antibiotic Innovation
Despite growing antibiotic resistance, the development pipeline for antibiotics has slowed; Kevin Schulman and GSB alumni Neil Gandhi propose three approaches to encouraging funding and development.