Taking on some of the toughest challenges in healthcare

Our research helps clinicians, policy makers, and systems leaders improve practices and develop innovative new models of healthcare delivery.


 

INVESTIGATE

For over 30 years, The Dartmouth Institute has been a pioneer in health services research. Our research has increased our understanding of geographic variations in healthcare delivery, the adaption and integration of payment reform models, and the factors influencing physician decision making and patient-clinician communication. The insights we gain help policy makers, systems leaders, and healthcare providers improve practices.

INNOVATE

We partner with health organizations and systems to develop, test, and scale innovative new models of healthcare delivery. We are developing innovative “learning health systems” in which patient experience and the outcomes of real healthcare practice generate the data that researchers need to improve care. At pilot sites around the country, we are testing new strategies and models to improve patient-clinician communication and give patients the tools they need to make more informed decisions about their care.

EDUCATE

Our educational programs help healthcare professionals gain the skills they need to impact policies, improve health systems, and overcome the barriers that stand in the way of improving health and healthcare. Students at The Dartmouth Institute are a diverse mix of recent college graduates, mid-career professionals, and clinicians who have come here to share insights and collaborate with some of the best healthcare investigators in the world.

INVESTIGATE

INVESTIGATE

Dartmouth Atlas: COVID-19 Is Everywhere

Since the COVID-19 pandemic first unfolded, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has been charting its geography in the U.S., providing timely insight into the growth rate of cases.

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INNOVATE

INNOVATE

Enhancing the Response to COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

Dartmouth Institute research will help healthcare providers and lawmakers strengthen the delivery of patient care, not only during this current pandemic, but for those that may emerge in the future.

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INVESTIGATE

Assessing COVID-19’s Impact on ED Visits Among the Elderly

This project is working to better understand the factors that contribute to variation in hospital ED admission rates and whether the decision to admit is being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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INVESTIGATE

Understanding Under- and Overuse of NICU Care

‘The Dartmouth Atlas of Neonatal Intensive Care’ examines NICU care patterns across regions and hospitals across the United States.

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INVESTIGATE

Understanding Best Practices in Advance Care Planning

This five-year project is aimed at improving the quality of decision-making for seriously ill, hospitalized older adults.

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INNOVATE

INNOVATE

Empowering Patients and Improving Communication

Helping women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and women diagnosed with uterine fibroids make informed decisions about treatment options.

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INVESTIGATE

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Screening

The Dartmouth Institute’s ongoing work with the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) assesses the effectiveness of breast cancer screening options and women’s perceptions of them.

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EDUCATE

EDUCATE

Can AI Ensure Patients Get Reliable Medical Information?

Dartmouth Institute student-researchers are developing a machine-learning model to evaluate and improve patient education materials.

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