HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC)
Our new center provides multiple exciting opportunities for research partnerships with other organizations. Several new partnerships and initiatives have arisen from our new center’s orientation. The VHA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, The Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, The Office of Information and Technology, The VA Center for Applied Systems Engineering, and The Tennessee Valley Healthcare System are all new partners in research for the center. These partnerships will support the new center’s mission to improve Veterans' health care through innovative research on health information, technology, and communication. The above organizations will add to our continuing relationships with the Office of Informatics and Analytics (examining overuse of health services) and the DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (focusing on the use of electronic health records). We expect that these partnerships will provide several opportunities for patient-centered research in our center.