CERC | In the News

Solving the health care affordability crisis and improving health care delivery is a top priority for our nation. As the first major research university in the U.S. to invest in the science of producing better patient-defined health outcomes with less money, the work of Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center is often highlighted in the media as an example of what's possible through the mobilization of engineering, management, and medicine.

Stanford’s Big Health Care Idea

The Washington Monthly explores how an unconventional team of doctors figured out how to provide high-need university employees with better health care, for less money.

Designing More Affordable and Effective Health Care

A Commonwealth Fund report on transforming health care delivery focuses on the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center's groundbreaking efforts to redesign treatment for some of the most fragile patients and costliest medical conditions.  

When I grow up: Helping chronically ill kids make the jump to adult care

Yana Vaks, MD, was about to begin a year of postdoctoral research at Stanford, studying the health of children with chronic medical conditions after they become too old for pediatric care, when she saw the worst of what can happen.

Sandler Foundation Offers $15 Million Challenge Gift to Fuel Health Care Innovation at Stanford University, Encouraging Others to Give

Sandler Foundation has provided a $15 million challenge gift to Stanford University to develop innovations in care delivery that will sustainably moderate the nation’s health care spending growth and improve health.


CERC Part of Effort to Improve Health-Care Delivery

The Peterson Center on Healthcare, a new nonprofit organization established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, has committed $200 million to improve U.S. health care by finding and disseminating ways to improve the quality of care and lower medical spending.

10 Ways Primary Care Practices Can Improve Care

This article quotes Arnold Milstein, professor of medicine and director of the Stanford Clinical Excellence Center, who led a study that examined primary care practices nationwide looking for practices that offer high quality care at a lower cost. The team found 10 characteristics that distinguish these top performers.

Stanford Team Designs Process for Reducing Stroke Disability, Costs

A new stroke care delivery model, developed by researchers at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center, offers evidence-based strategies that enable clinics and hospitals to improve stroke patient outcomes while at the same time lowering costs related to their care.

Is America treating cancer the wrong way?

Chemotherapy is big business, but some doctors say it could be overused and are pushing for cheaper and better care. Watch the video below, or to read the full story click here:

A look at health care spending and new ways of delivering care to patients with advanced cancer. Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH, describes the work of CERC (Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center) in its mission to design and demonstrate practical solutions to the growing unaffordability of health care in the United States. Stanford Medicine oncologist Manali Patel, MD, describes her work in designing care plans so that patients with advanced cancer can make informed choices about care and treatment that allow better quality of life.

Video segment courtesy of Al Jazeera America