CHIRP: AHRQ National Center of Excellence


Funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

$17.5 million, in collaboration with the Dartmouth Institute for the Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (TDI) and the High Value Healthcare Collaborative (HVHC)

September 2015 – August 2020


The Center for Healthcare Innovation Research in Progress (CHIRP), a collaborative between CHOIR, the Dartmouth Institute, and the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, formed from this National Center of Excellence Award, entitled “Accelerating the Use of Evidence-based Innovations in Healthcare Systems.” CHIRP is studying clinical conditions that influence implementation of innovations in healthcare. The findings will help guide the development and use of evidence from patient-centered outcomes research.

CHIRP is undertaking five projects:

Project 1: Environmental Influences on the Emergence of Integrated Systems

Project 2: Deployment and Success of Internal Management and Incentive Mechanisms

Project 3: The Adoption and Use of Biomedical Innovations in Diverse Health Systems

Project 4: The Adoption and Use of Care Delivery Innovations in Diverse Health Systems

Project 5: The Adoption and Use of Patient Engagement Innovations (led by CHOIR’s Dr. Hector Rodriguez)