Study Section Research Foci

Descriptions of the peer review study section research foci.
Healthcare Systems & Value Research (HSVR) Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Healthcare Research Training (HCRT)
Development of Measures/Data/ Tools/Strategies for Reducing Healthcare Costs/Improving Quality of Care within Organization and/or Systems of Cares Identify Challenges to Health Information Technology (HIT) Adoption and Use Organization and Functioning of the Healthcare Delivery and Access to improve Healthcare Effectiveness Identify Risks/Hazards that Lead to Medical Errors and Find Ways to Prevent Medical Errors – Improve Patient Safety Health Services Research Training & Career Development
Implementation & Innovation Research Implementation & Innovation Research Patient-Center/Consumer-Focused Healthcare Effectiveness Research on Scopes/Impacts of Medical Errors on Costs/Qualities & Efficiencies/Effectiveness of Cares Institutional Training & Career Development
Access and Utilization Technology/Health Information Technology (Health IT) Assessment Qualitative & Quantitative Methods

Examine/Improve Medical Liability

Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research

Healthcare-associated Infection

Training-related Conferences/Workshops
Cost/Finance/Markets Information Sciences; Dissemination Evidence-based Medicine Qualitative & Quantitative Methods Demonstrations & Evaluations
Qualitative & Quantitative Methods Qualitative & Quantitative Methods Innovation Research

Evidence-based Medicine

Quality Improvement Research


Delivery Systems

System Focused CER

Clinical/Translational Decisionmaking Access to & Utilization of Care Dissemination/Translation Research Findings and Methods to Reduce Medical Errors; Quality Improvement  
Organizational Studies Patient Utilities, Morbidity & Function Clinical Outcome Research System-Level Delivery of Care  
Infrastructure Building Research Outcome Research Health Care Decisions for Providers/Purchasers, and Policymakers Environment/Culture – Level Delivery of Care  
Provider Workforce Uses of HIT for Healthcare Quality & Cost Improvement Innovation & Emergent Issues Research Innovation & Emergent Issues Research  
Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created October 2011
Internet Citation: Study Section Research Foci. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.