Changing the future of health care

UofL selected as a national research site to help solve health care challenges Changing the future of health care

CHOT Leadership

UofL researchers will help lead health care innovation as the newest member of the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center program.

The selection as a CHOT site includes a three-year agreement of up to $500,000 per-year in funding from the NSF and industry partners to support the implementation of evidence-based strategies within health care organizations.

“CHOT members are working to solve health care challenges three to five years ahead of the rest of the industry – we are trying to project into the future the direction of health care. Interdisciplinary applied research will be the catalyst for solving problems and making changes,” said Christopher E. Johnson, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Johnson will serve as the UofL CHOT site director, along with J’Aime Jennings, Ph.D.

UofL CHOT is working to secure local industry partners and organizations to join the center through a $50,000 yearly commitment for three years. Passport Health Plan, Sanofi and UofL Hospital are among those who have signed an agreement.

Potential projects include interventions for those facing opioid addictions and the role of behavioral health in helping individuals secure employment; analyzing readmission in the long-term care population; using health information technology to improve access to services; and evaluating use of artificial intelligence as a diagnostic tool.

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