Center for Health System Improvement


To improve health and health care in the Mid-South region by supporting interdisciplinary health systems research, evaluating innovative regional health and health care quality improvement efforts, championing patient-centered outcomes research, and promoting sustainable community-driven health system change.

The Center for Health Systems Improvement supports regional health system improvement through:

Health Systems Research

Health Systems Research to determine the effectiveness of innovative health system improvement interventions to improve human health. The Center focuses particularly on the evaluation of innovative uses of health information technology and community-based health resources, and approaches to delivery of evidence-based health services.

Public Education

Public Education to inform the public regarding critical community health needs, healthcare quality, efficiency, cost, and high value health care through the provision of periodic reports.

Information Sharing

Information Sharing among consumers, providers, and health plans regarding how healthcare organization, financing and delivery methods affect health system performance in order to foster health systems improvements.