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The College of Health Solutions (CHS) was formed in 2012 to help ASU marshal its resources to solve the national problem of poor health outcomes achieved at unsustainably high costs. The goals of the college, in step with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s triple aim, are to simultaneously improve the patient care experience, improve the health of the population and reduce per capita health care costs while improving health outcomes. ASU is taking a bold stance in how it prepares the next generation of health professionals.
Under the leadership of Dean Deborah Helitzer, the college equips students to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Its programmatic focus is on the science of health care delivery, nutrition and health promotion, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, speech and hearing science, behavioral health, medical studies, public health and executive education.
The college collaborates broadly with other entities within ASU and with strategic industry and community partners to address traditional areas including basic biomedical research, engineering, discovery sciences, nursing, life sciences, evolutionary medicine and psychology, to name a few.
College of Health Solutions Research Centers and Institutes
The Center for Health Information and Research is a multidisciplinary research team that provides actionable information about health care to our community, health care providers and payers, researchers, public health and other community organizations.
The Healthcare Transformation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating health value by improving health outcomes, access to health services, and the way patient care is delivered. The goal is to better link scientific discovery, healthcare delivery, and the reimbursement for health services to achieve high-value, patient-centric care.
Through collaborative efforts, the Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology strives to not only discover the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but to also extend that knowledge to the bedside and the community in order to improve the lives of countless people.