Diagnostic Technologies, Quality Improvement and Health Care Delivery Science
Improving patient outcomes and quality of care requires systematic investigation and evaluation of current clinical services, and innovation and application of new approaches for health care delivery.
Faculty in our department are involved in research and creative work related to new diagnostic technologies, new approaches to gathering and using medical information to identify trends important to care. Their work is creating fresh new ways to practice pathology and laboratory medicine that is safer, more effective, and more cost-efficient.
Current research in our department includes:
- New tissue-sparing method for slide-free histology.
- Evaluation of glucose meters and other point of care devices for accuracy in critically ill patients and in extreme environments encountered in the field.
- New technologies for Pap testing and cervical cancer screening
- Clinical applications for digital pathology
- Biophotonics methods to diagnose and evaluate disease
- Development and application of registries (PDF) to improve utilization of blood products.
Meet our faculty who are pursuing these creative new approaches to health care delivery:
- Sarah Barnhard, M.D.
- John Bishop, M.D.
- James Chan, Ph.D.
- Dorina Gui, M.D., Ph.D.
- Mirna Lechpammer, M.D., Ph.D.
- Richard Levenson, M.D.
- Nam Tran, Ph.D.