Duke Health Selected to Help Move Health Research Into Clinical Practice

Duke University Health System has been selected by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, nonprofit research organization, to participate in a new effort to close the gap between high-quality medical research and implementation of that evidence to improve patient outcomes.

The PCORI project will support ongoing efforts at Duke centered on work begun through the Duke Quality System. Led by Richard P. Shannon, M.D, Duke Health senior vice president and chief quality officer, the Duke Quality System aims to provide “perfect patient care,” a concept that not only includes providing timely, evidence-based patient care, but also ensuring that the care is done right the first time, without defects, waste, or inequity.

Shannon, who also serves as chief medical officer for Duke Health, most recently has led the development of the Duke Collaborative to Advance Health Equity (CACHE), a community-driven program that extends the quality system model by harnessing data science to find and eliminate racial disparities in health care.