and research in health professions practice and education.
CHSOR scientists apply expertise from domains of health care, social science, engineering, informatics, and other disciplines to foster discovery of new knowledge and evidence-based practice in the following special emphasis areas:
applied health informatics
pain and symptoms
cancer population analytics
cancer population analytics & patient-centered informatics
stroke quality improvement
serious mental illness
global health services
The work of CHSOR investigators contributes to the science of translation and implementation, and helps original research findings make a successful journey from scientific evidence to sustainable, wide scale implementation. Most CHSOR investigators conduct important research within the VA CHIC. Located within the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center(VAMC) on the edge of the IUPUI campus, the VA CHIC is a major site for clinical health services research and training. At the Roudebush VAMC, researchers have invaluable access to the VA's innovative application of electronic tools to healthcare delivery for a positive impact on patient safety, efficiency, and the cost of excellent care. Roudebush VAMC has been recognized by the American Hospital Association as one of the nation’sMost Wired Hospitals.
Regenstrief Institute, Inc., internationally renowned for its informatics and healthcare research, and the Indiana University School of Medicine - a premier medical school committed to innovative conduct and advancement of research, education, and clinical care - provide our health services research community with crucial foundational support. The IU CHSOR supplements this support by actively collaborating with key partnering organizations both on and off campus to develop new initiatives, projects, and proposals to expand its potential to improve critical areas of research and healthcare delivery. Partnerships with hospital administrators, clinicians, and patients make turning research into real-world action possible. These collaborative relationships link Indiana healthcare systems and the information held in their electronic health records with the more than 30 years of clinical and laboratory data stored in the Regenstrief Medical Records System.
Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being.