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A Message from David Ledbetter, Chief Scientific Officer
Why is research important to Geisinger? We have made tremendous progress at Geisinger in the last ten years in improving patient outcomes and reducing the total cost of care by a series of innovative programs. This improvement has come through the systematic application of current "best practice" guidelines. Further innovation and research is key to the development and implementation of the "next generation of best practices" with the goal of disease prevention as well as improved outcomes across a broad spectrum of clinical areas.
The theme of our research strategic plan is "Personalized Healthcare Research." We seek to develop and test innovative approaches that will enable us to identify the unique differences between patients - genetic, environmental or social - so that each patient receives the "right care at the right time in the right way" to increase quality and improve outcomes.
We encourage and support a broad range of research topics throughout our clinical enterprise as well as in our research centers and institutes. We especially encourage collaborative "team science" approaches to solving the biggest problems in healthcare. I look forward to working with you all to accelerate our progress on these ambitious goals.