Clinical Excellence Research Center

The first university-based research center exclusively dedicated to discovering, testing and evaluating cost-saving innovations in clinically excellent care. Our research seeks more affordable ways to deliver better care for conditions consuming the bulk of the country's health-care spending.


A Message From Our Director

"Federal creditworthiness and therefore American prosperity now hinge on continuously attaining better health with less health spending. By rapidly mobilizing emerging science and technology from engineering, management, and medicine, the Clinical Excellence Research Center will enable Stanford to help solve a seemingly intractable national challenge."

- Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH

Dr. Milstein founded CERC after two decades of improving health-care value in the private sector and advising the White House and Congress. He is now training America's next generation of health-care innovators to replace the wasteful and dangerous inefficiencies that ail the U.S. health-care system.

Research

We utilize research partnerships and collaborative programs to investigates scientific areas with the potential to enable the design of new, higher value models of care delivery.

Education

CERC's unique research fellowship program discovers low cost methods to attain high quality care, and draws fellows and faculty from Medicine, Engineering, and Social Sciences.

Current Events

  • 08/24/2018
    CERC Lecture Series

    Adam C. Lichtl, PhD

    CEO of Delta Brain Inc.


    "How can artificial intelligence safely and most greatly lower annual per capita health spending"

     


Recent News & Publications