The 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 (CHT) will work in tandem with Georgia Tech faculty and students in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) 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.
The collaboration is spearheaded by Robin Wilson, M.D., president of Center for Health Transformation, senior vice president and chief health innovation officer for WellStar, and Brian Liu, principal investigator and researcher with GTRI’s Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS).
CHT is a partnership-based organization with a mission to focus on issues relating to improving quality, cost, access and delivery of healthcare 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 healthcare.
In the near-term, GTRI and WellStar will seek to collaborate on some of their current health-related research and development projects while looking for new, mutually beneficial opportunities. Eventually, the GTRI team will be able to make use of CHT’s local learning lab space and work side-by-side with WellStar’s innovative and leading healthcare providers.