Research Evaluation Services
Center for HOPES performs program evaluation services, health economic analyses, and provides consultations
The Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES) performs program evaluation services and health economic analyses for a wide range of constituencies. The Center can also provide consultations pertaining to research evaluation.
The Center for HOPES was established in 1994 to respond to the needs of health care policy decision-makers at local, state, and national levels.
A division of OSU’s College of Public Health, The Center for HOPES, conducts applied health services research studies to help public and private organizations evaluate clinical effectiveness, quality of care, costs of medical services, process flow in health care institutions, and other investigations in the areas of health outcomes, policy, and evaluation.
The Center’s programs have a strong and direct impact on health care in both the private and public sectors at the local, state, and national levels.
To improve health care for people in Ohio and nationally by conducting objective research and evaluation to identify needs and devise practical strategies for improvement.
To help health systems, professional associations, employers, and health plans optimize their delivery of high-quality services by providing information on costs, patterns of care, and ways of addressing patient needs.
To provide assistance to local, state, and federal government officials and agencies charged with developing solutions to health policy issues and with measurement of outcomes to evaluate quality, access, and the effectiveness of their programs and services.
To provide information and education to our constituencies about the latest findings from research studies to help them enhance health care and health services.
To advance clinical effectiveness by studying the processes of care delivered by health care systems and developing approaches for making those processes more efficient and able to achieve optimal outcomes.
To support public health efforts by evaluating community-based programs, analyzing reasons for disparities in care, devising methods for improving access to care, and optimizing programs aimed at disease prevention and health risk reduction.
Core research evaluation services include, but are not limited to:
- Outcomes assessment, including non-clinical social and economic
- Health economics analysis
- Health care policy analysis
- Social network analysis
- Survey research, web-based and non web-based
- Lean/Six Sigma approaches to process and quality improvement in clinical and translational research
For more information, please visit the Center for HOPES website or contact Program Coordinator Pam Thompson:Pam Thompson
Program Coordinator, Center for HOPES
College of Public Health
280-G Cunz Hall, 1841 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: (614) 247-4245
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