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
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.
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
- – JAMA
Decoding Artificial Intelligence to Achieve Diagnostic Excellence: Learning from Experts, Examples and Experience
CERC’s Jonathan Chen and colleagues describe how learning methods that form the basis of many diagnostic AI systems are parallel to clinicians’ existing approaches to learning.
- – JAMA
The Rise and Potential of Physician Unions
CERC’s Kevin Schulman, Barak Richman, and Daniel Bowling III of Duke consider the pros and cons physician unions as conflicts with hospital leaders increase.
- – Health Affairs Forefront
What We Learned from The Acute Hospital Care at Home Waiver—And What We Still Don’t Know
CERC director Arnold Milstein and Bruce Leff of Johns Hopkins look at the potential of the Acute Hospital Care at Home waiver to achieve the quadruple aim for healthcare. Extending it by two years will reveal its long-term benefit.
– Health Affairs
Billing And Insurance–Related Administrative Costs: A Cross-National Analysis
Research led by CERC’s Kevin Schulman and Barak Richman points a way to lower health care administration costs within the U.S. multi-payer system by analyzing how other countries manage it.
– NEJM Perspectives
The Promise of Digital Health: Then, Now, and the Future
The health care industry and governmental leaders must collaborate, cooperate, and develop shared governance to create a unified digital health system architecture from what are now independent building blocks. CERC’s Paul Tang contributed to this far-reaching look at digital health’s challenges and potential.
- – Wall Street Journal
“Moonshot” Review: In the Virus War, a Rapid Attack
CERC’s Robert Kaplan reviews Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla’s new book, “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible” and concludes that one pharmaceutical company can’t take credit for an ongoing and heterogeneous scientific process.