Implementation science: The scientific study of methods to promote (1) the systematic uptake of research findings and other evidence-based practices into routine practice and (2) the de-implementation of non-evidence-based practices, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services and care.
–Adapted from Eccles, Mittman. Implementation Science. 2006.
The Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research (CCQIR) serves as the nexus for implementation research and education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, bringing together more than 30 core faculty members from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Management. A robust funding portfolio of approximately $27 million in annual awarded direct costs, supported by NIH, AHRQ, CMS, PCORI, and CDC, facilitates local, regional, and national efforts to improve health and healthcare delivery.
Our transdisciplinary portfolio includes collaborations with:
- Hospital Medicine Reengineering Network (HOMERuN)
- Multi-center Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement Study (MARQUIS)
- Choosing Wisely initiatives on reducing excess laboratory and radiographic testing
- Transitions to skilled nursing facilities (IMPACT-INTERACT)
- Inter-facility transfer for patients with STEMI
- Falls prevention approaches
- Rapid Cycle Process Improvement projects