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About Data Science to Patient Value (D2V)

​​​The mission of Data Science to Patient Value (D2V) is to position the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine as a national and global leader in the development, implementation and dissemination of person-centered, high value health care by advancing innovations in data and health systems science to improve the lives of patient, families, and communities. ​​
Achieving high-value health care has become the principal focus of health reform in the United States. As Medicare and Medicaid transition to a value-based reimbursement system, fundamental challenges remain. A lack of rigorous care-delivery research and inattention to patient-centered preferences and outcomes are impeding substantial progress toward a value-based reimbursement system.  At the same time, new opportunities to generate knowledge from data collected as part of routine clinical care under “real world” conditions along with methods to link data from a variety of sources, such as patient-generated data, require novel methods for deriving valid and robust insights. 

D2V’s approach will be to conduct research from multiple stakeholder perspectives, including patients, providers, health systems, payers and policymakers and to promote collaboration between researchers and clinical operations in designing and conducting care delivery interventions. By working with the health system as a real-world innovations laboratory, stakeholders will contribute to the design, conduct and translation of research into practice and policy. 

D2V will also focus on transforming the wealth of available electronic biomedical and health data into useable information that has the potential to dramatically advance our understanding of human disease and to improve human health and well-being thru data-driven discovery, personalized care and prevention strategies. D2V investigators will develop and apply innovative data science methods to accelerate rigorous, cutting-edge research using “big data” and informatics to address pressing health problems important to patients, families, and health care stakeholders. ​Click the image below for more information on D2V's genesis, structure, and goals.

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