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 Health Care Leaders Who Innovate Technology and Business Design
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 (HVHCI)
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
- – April 20, 2022 - NEJM Catalyst
Technology-Enabled Care Model for Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes
David Scheinker and colleagues examine the execution, challenges, and lessons learned from deploying the technology and workflows of a new diabetes management program.
- – March 10, 2022 - JAMIA
Association between state-level malpractice environment and clinician electronic health record (EHR) time
CERC’s Kevin Schulman and Lance Dowling: Researchers found little connection between state malpractice payouts and time spent in electronic health records.
- – Circulation
Price and Quality in the Generic Pharmaceutical Market
The perspective extends CERC’s initiative to persuade public and private policy makers to correct their long-standing blindness to the quality of generic drugs.
- – March 14, 2022 - Milken Institute Review
Fixing Generic Drugs with Voluntary Privatized Regulation
In this article in the Milken Review, Kevin Schulman comments on the lack of oversight in the generic drug industry and proposes solutions to the crisis. “We have a supply chain doing all the global supply chain things, but not taking quality into account," says Schulman.
- – March 7, 2022 - NEJM Catalyst
What AI in Health Care Can Learn from the Long Road to Autonomous Vehicles
CERC’s Nirav Shah and his industry co-author use the concept of AI-assisted driving to help clinicians conceptualize a evolutionary trajectory to AI-assisted higher-value health care.