Health System Innovation & Research (HSIR) Division

The Division of Health System Innovation & Research (HSIR) promotes the right care for every patient by enhancing the efficiency, value, and quality of care delivered by health care systems and clinicians. HSIR works within the University of Utah Health System to create a virtuous learning cycle that enables collaborators to develop and evaluate innovations that improve the quality of patient and population-orientated care. HSIR partners with community, clinical, and academic stakeholders to facilitate the implementation and dissemination of these unique developments in order to effect change to health systems and the delivery of care worldwide.

Health System Innovation & Research Program

University of Utah Health
HSIR conducts research to help improve the health of our population, with an eye towards creating and supporting a learning health systems. Some examples of work currently ongoing in HSIR include Practice-Based Evidence studies, decision-support implementations, patient-reported outcomes and quality of life, behavioral tele-helath interventions, and infrastructure development for pragmatic trials and observational studies.

Division Chief



Rachel Hess, MD, MS