The Vanderbilt HealthTech Laboratory (VHTL) was established in 2007 as a novel
The Laboratory works closely with the faculty and researchers of
The premise of the Laboratory's work is that the healthcare system requires a systemic transformation to achieve a quantum leap in productivity and quality.
The Laboratory has identified four primary areas of interest.
Focus: Enable the effective connection of individuals and their support community to their community of care
Goal: Create a “continuous care” environment aimed at individuals and families at all stages of life and in all health conditions
Amplify Clinical Decision Making
Focus: Build powerful tools for clinical practitioners to dramatically increase quality of care, effectiveness and efficiency by bringing clinically relevant information to the point of care in real time
Goal: Manage the information ‘tsunami’ from personalized medicine while dramatically increasing clinical efficiency and effectiveness and facilitating optimal care
Re-envision the Clinical Process
Focus: Re-engineer the overall clinical process
Goal: Create and support a new clinical process (driven primarily by customized, individual care plans) that is integral to an optimal healthcare system
Empower A Healthcare Services Marketplace
Focus: Create technologies and processes to enable transparent access to competitive healthcare services for the consumer
Goal: Use the concept of brokering and care-plan based healthcare practice to enable competition, reduce direct costs and eliminate or drastically reduce the large number of transactions within the current healthcare system