The field of health outcomes is concerned with understanding and improving the economic, clinical, and humanistic outcomes of healthcare. The Center for HOPE engages in many activities in this area.
Research examining the positive and negative clinical effects of drug exposure
Research examining the effect of healthcare policy on clinical outcomes
Strategies improving the cost-effectiveness of medication use
Direct patient-focused education to improve health outcomes.
The field of pharmacoinformatics is concerned with understanding and improving the use of information and information technology as related to the field of pharmacy.
Research examining the impact of outreach education programs designed to improve the dissemination of best practices and clinical guidelines.
Research to improve the effectiveness of communication between the healthcare payer and healthcare provider.
Developing a central, shared repository of research databases that can be accessed by multiple researchers as well as providing aid to the researchers as needed. Providing this service will improve the ability to conduct research not only for members of the Center for HOPE, but for other researchers as well.
Drug information and drug utilization review services.
Epidemiology is concerned with understanding and improving health-related patterns.
Research examining the changing impact of disease and medication use over time.
Research to understand barriers to care experienced by the underserved and to understand how patient preferences in the underserved compare to the rest of the population.
Assistance in the development of policies to reduce the illness burden in the population.
Pursuant to a Department of Health request, the Center for HOPE
provided the New York State Assembly with a white paper detailing
how pharmacists could assist in providing vaccination against
critical diseases, including the H1N1 influenza strain
(“swine flu”), to the underserved Medicaid