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Director: Michael Weiner, M.D., M.P.H.


The VA HSR&D Center on Implementing Evidence-Based Practice (CIEBP) was designated a national VA HSR&D Center of Excellence in June 2004 through an effective partnership between the Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 11, the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., IU School of Medicine and our academic affiliates. The Centerís mission is advancing the science of transforming the healthcare system, both within and outside the VA health care system, to deliver consistently high quality care. Our vision is to become the leading national resource for studying and disseminating effective approaches to health system improvement. Our strategy is to partner with managers, clinicians, patients and other researchers in interdisciplinary teams to innovate, foster system redesign and drive broad scale adoption of changes to improve care delivery. Within this overall mission and vision, our research priorities are: 1) to develop, apply, and spread models of care that are safe, effective, relationship-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable; 2) to identify and disseminate effective approaches for organizational change and redesign; 3) to implement, evaluate, and disseminate systems interventions, considering individual, relational, and organizational factors, to transform care delivery; and 4) to implement and integrate health informatics into improved work processes and care delivery. The CIEBP is growing and diverse, however, all center research studies share a common goal of fostering system change and improving care delivery, both within and outside the VA. Faculty areas of expertise include health services research, applied informatics, human factors engineering, healthcare engineering, simulation and modeling, patient safety, preventive services, chronic and mental illness, technology evaluation, organizational studies, process innovation, clinical epidemiology, survey research, clinical trials, biostatistics, behavioral science, medical sociology, patient-provider communication, self-management, recovery models, and rehabilitation research. Our HSR&D research foci include the following content areas: cancer care, pain and symptoms management, severe mental illness, stroke quality, and patient safety. The center is further nationally recognized for its work in implementation science research and healthcare informatics research, which function as cross-cutting themes across these content areas.

School Affiliation

IU School of Medicine

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
1481 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

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