Mission:

To improve health and health care in the Mid-South region by supporting health systems research, evaluating regional health improvement efforts, and promoting sustainable community-driven health system change.

The Center for Health Systems Improvement supports regional health system improvement through:

Health Systems Research

Health Systems Research to determine the effectiveness of innovative health system improvement interventions to improve human health. The Center focuses particularly on the evaluation of innovative uses of health information technology and community-based health resources, and approaches to delivery of evidence-based health services.

Public Education

Public Education to inform the public regarding critical community health needs, healthcare quality, efficiency, cost, and high value health care through the provision of periodic reports.

Information Sharing

Information Sharing among consumers, providers, and health plans regarding how healthcare organization, financing and delivery methods affect health system performance in order to foster health systems improvements.

The Center for Health Systems Improvement is a joint effort of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and the University of Memphis.

Contact Us

James E. Bailey, MD MPH
Center Director
Phone: (901) 488-2475
Fax: (901) 488-3937
Email: jeb@uthsc.edu

Cyril Chang, PhD
Center Co-Director
Phone: (901) 678-3565
Fax:(901) 678-2685
Email: cchang@memphis.edu