Georgia Institute of Technology and WellStar Health System have entered into a collaborative research partnership to develop patient-centered technologies and best practices. WellStar and its Center for Health Transformation will work in tandem with Georgia Tech faculty and students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute to establish a framework for clinically and non-clinically-focused, high-impact patient-centered research collaboration. Together, the partners will assess, develop and leverage key technologies while optimizing resources.
”WellStar is looking beyond health care today and trying to solve the problems of the future,” said Robin Wilson, M.D., president of Center for Health Transformation, senior vice president and chief health innovation officer for WellStar. ”More than 1.4 million people in five counties rely on WellStar for world-class health care. By CHT partnering with organizations like the Georgia Tech Research Institute, WellStar is ensuring that our physicians and care providers stay on the forefront of technology and have a hand in shaping the future of health care.”
“WellStar is starting to create a network of academic and industry-wide partners with this agreement,” said Brian Liu, principal investigator and researcher with GTRI’s Electronic Systems Laboratory. “GTRI is ready and capable to help WellStar and its partners stand up CHT as its own center for innovation.”
CHT is a partnership-based organization with a mission to focus on issues relating to improving quality, cost, access and delivery of health care in the current health provider environment. CHT will work directly with its new collaborators through “local learning labs” where providers and technologists will meet, conceptualize and seek innovative, collective solutions to transform the delivery of health care.