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 Delivery Innovations
Following a rigorous, standardized process, CERC research teams have developed scalable delivery innovations that lower spending while improving outcomes.
Six Critical Research Areas
CERC’s interdisciplinary teams focus on Care Delivery Innovations, Health Care Policy, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Process Innovation, and Organizational Innovation.
News and Publications
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
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.
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
- – JAMA Open Network
Evaluation of Clinical and Economic Outcomes Following Implementation of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Pay-For-Performance Program for Selected Surgical Procedures
CERC fellow Kyung Mi Kim, PhD, RN, and UCSF colleagues look at the impact of the pay-per-performance policy on both hospital costs and surgical complications.
- – NEJM: Catalyst
Leading Health Care Teams Beyond Covid-19: Marking the Moment and Shifting from Recuperation to Regeneration
The post-pandemic era offers health care leaders an opportunity to regenerate their teams, writes CERC’s Sara Singer in NEJM Catalyst
- – Nature
Using deep learning to identify the recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy
This CERC PAC research suggests the potential for deep learning to provide insight to the surgeon about image capture technique for achieving high performance.
Early Convalescent Plasma for High-Risk Outpatients with Covid-19
CERC’s Kevin Schulman et al: In the NIH-sponsored C3PO clinical trial, high-risk patients with mild to moderate symptoms showed little benefit from Covid-19 convalescent plasma.
Will CMS Find Aducanumab Reasonable and Necessary for Alzheimer Disease After FDA Approval?
In this new Viewpoint in JAMA, CERC's Kevin Schulman, Barak Richman, and Stanford Neurologist Michael Greicius examine what’s at stake at the FDA’s controversial approval of Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug.
Distilling innovative US autism care programs that address widely perceived unmet patient and family needs
CERC’s Venus Wong and team identified 15 collaboratively designed care models that improve the lives of autistic individuals and their families.