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Innovation, Research and Education

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock received approximately $129 million in research funding for 2014 and 2015.
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock was a co-founder of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC), a consortium of health care delivery systems and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. HVHC member organizations collectively serve a market of more than 70 million people across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. The mission of the HVHC is to improve health care value – defined as quality and outcomes over costs, across time – for its service population, in a sustainable manner, while serving as a model for national health care reform.
  • D-H is one of only 60 academic medical centers in the nation to be chosen for the National Institute of Health’s multi-million-dollar Clinical and Translational Science Award, a project now known as Dartmouth SYNERGY, helping investigators advance research and efficiently translate discoveries into improved population health.
  • D-H’s Center for Surgical Innovation, funded by a $9.3 million NIH grant, as well as by D-H, and Dartmouth College, offers some of the most advanced imaging and research capabilities of any facility of its kind.
  • D-H is the home of the first-in-the-world Center for Shared Decision Making, founded in 1999 to facilitate collaboration between patients and caregivers to come to an agreement about a health care decision. It is especially useful when there is no clear “best” treatment option.
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Center for Telehealth is exploring and developing new ways to deliver care to all areas of the region, including care in neurology, rheumatology, dermatology, and other specialties.
  • D-H conducts world-class research and education in the training of the next generation of doctors, with our partners at the Theodor and Audrey Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.
  • Nurse researchers and researchers from other disciplines partner with the Center for Nursing Excellence on all aspects of evidence-based practice and research projects, including identification of topics, proposal development, implementation, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • The D-H Research Fellowship, which will start with an inaugural class in the fall of 2015, will support nurses at the point of care learning to conduct relevant research studies, aimed at identifying ways to improve patient outcomes and the experience of care. The Fellowship program will feature mentoring by skilled Nurse Researchers, knowledge transfer, proposal development, study execution, analysis of data and reporting of findings.

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