Peterson Center on Healthcare Supports More Effective and Efficient Implementation of Health Innovations

Nov 18, 2019

Contact: Stacy Quinn

Using Research and Data to Scale Best Practices That Drive Meaningful and Lasting Healthcare Performance Improvements

NEW YORK (November 18, 2019) — In an effort to more effectively and efficiently scale healthcare innovations in the U.S., the Peterson Center on Healthcare is announcing a new initiative with Ariadne Labs to research factors that drive adoption of healthcare innovations.

A $634,000 grant from the Center will support Ariadne Labs’ Atlas Initiative. Through this 18-month project, researchers will develop a comprehensive context-assessment tool and data repository to study contextual factors and their impact on the implementation of quality improvement efforts. The objective is to enable a better understanding of how to select, adapt, support and scale healthcare innovations across diverse environments.

“Scaling high-impact innovations to drive better outcomes at lower cost is critical for America’s healthcare system, and the health and well-being of our citizens,” said Jay Want, Executive Director of the Peterson Center on Healthcare. “Using a new approach, the Center and Ariadne have teamed up to research what drives the successful implementation of new innovations, so that the most effective treatments and technologies can rapidly and effectively reach the patients who need them. Improving the quality of care and reducing unnecessary healthcare costs depends on our ability to replicate proven, high-impact innovations across the healthcare system and this project will fill a major gap in our understanding.”

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About the Peterson Center on Healthcare
The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization is working to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Center collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research.