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Transforming Models of Care

Our goal is to continuously lead in developing, studying, implementing, and teaching care models that improve lives and achieve better patient outcomes and experience at a lower cost, with inherent joy of providing care by the care team.


  • Innovate clinical care delivery by supporting successful testing, implementation, and evaluation of impact on the quadruple aim
  • Align and support health services research (HSR) across Emory
  • Expand HSR/care models education and continuing professional development 


  • Establish the structure and process for developing and testing new care models and appoint a Clinical Innovation task force to lead the process
  • Develop options to align HSR led by an interdisciplinary HSR task force

Transforming Models of Care defines how we will leverage our research, education, and clinical care strengths across WHSC to define the future of care delivery. We must change how we deliver health care to support the quadruple aim (better outcome, lower costs, joy of providing care by the care team, and patient experience), generalize the knowledge by conducting research to demonstrate the efficacy of the new models, and then train our learners on how to practice within the new models.

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Examples of Transforming Models of Care

New council addresses issues of opioid safety
Last year, Christy Norman co-led formation of the EHC Opioid Stewardship Council to address an epidemic that claims 130 lives in the U.S. every day.

Continuously improving patient care
"For Our Patients, For Our People" was the theme of the 2019 Emory Quality Conference

Could improving nursing resources reduce hospital-acquired infections?
Researchers at Emory University have received a three-year, $1.2 million R01 grant to study if nursing resources have an impact on hospital-acquired infections.

Frontiers of the Brain
The TV news magazine show "Your Fantastic Mind" is a partnership between Emory and Georgia Public Broadcasting presenting the latest breakthroughs, technologies, and treatments at Emory.

New organizational DNA for Emory Healthcare
EmPower is Emory Healthcare's version of the Lean management system.

Transforming Memory Care
A nurse-led clinic provides primary and dementia care for patients and families

Georgia's first mobile stroke unit is now in service
In June 2018, Grady Health System, Emory University School of Medicine and the AHA/ASAy unveiled an ambulance designed to take cutting edge stroke care directly to patients.

Life-saving predictions from the ICU
An emerging effort to detect and ward off sepsis in ICU patients hours before it starts to make their vital signs go haywire.

Emory cares for ICU patients remotely, turning 'night into day' from Australia
A partnership involving Emory Healthcare, Royal Perth Hospital in Australia and health technology company Philips moves night intensive care work in the Emory eICU Center into daylight hours.

Executive Sponsors (Implementation Team)

WHSC Strategic Plan