Research and Scholarship Goals

The following broad research and scholarship goals will guide research development, implementation, and scholarly activities aligned with the IAHC three strategic portfolio areas.

  • Identify and conduct Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and outcomes research designed to compare the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care. 
  • Contribute to research and scholarship assisting consumers, clinicians, purchasers, and policy makers to make informed decisions that improve health care at both the individual and population levels. 
  • Investigate new care models that improve patient outcomes through emphasis on care management including such topics as patient-centered team-based care, patient self-management support, and models stimulating care delivery innovation and practice change. 
  • Design research initiatives examining the use of evolving health information technology applications to improve outcomes, quality and safety initiatives, and reduce costs. 
  • Develop and promote research and scholarly activities designed to study workforce education and training (quality and quantity) that improves access and service. 
  • Develop educational research initiatives to examine inter-professional education, innovative teaching and learning, and life-long learning strategies. 
  • Support faculty research and scholarship initiatives.