In 2017, the Center for Health Outcomes and Informatics Research (CHOIR) at Loyola University Chicago was launched with the goal of educating and engaging faculty, health care professionals, resident physicians, and students in the fundamentals of health outcomes research and data-driven health care delivery.
At the center of CHOIR is our collaboration with our clinical partners at the Loyola University Health System and Trinity Health. Health care institutions in the United States are expected to deliver effective, high-quality care in an efficient manner that best serves the patient and limits overall expenditures. Over the last decade, many organizations have made significant expenditures to implement an electronic medical record and have also invested in clinical trials. CHOIR brings the expertise and resources necessary to leverage the potential of clinical data and research discoveries to yield informed health care decisions for the benefit of patients.
The next step in achieving truly people-centered care requires a shared institutional commitment to effectively use data for the benefit of patients. CHOIR’s objective is to create a data-driven culture at the service of improved outcomes and health equity.
I invite you to explore our site and learn about all the exciting health outcomes research and informatics projects we are working on to ultimately improve the health of our communities.
Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN
Acting Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Provost, Health Sciences Division