Health Services Research (HSR)
Part of Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the Institute for Health Research (IHR) is an integrated department that conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic, behavioral, health services, and clinical trials research. The 15 full-time and over 20 affiliate MD, PhD, and PharmD Investigators are supported by nearly 80 research nurses, project managers, research specialists, research assistants, statisticians, analysts, programmers, and administrative staff.
The clinical Trials Team at KPCO focuses on treatment and intervention trials primarily in phase 2 and 3 of development. We select trials based on the clinical needs of both providers and patients. Additionally, we participate in trials with future diagnostic benefit to the KPCO patient population.
IHR revenues from grants has more than doubled since 2007 due to increased extramural funding, large, multi-site projects, and increase in funded studies where IHR is the prime awardee. Additionally the IHR publications have also nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012 meaning that the research produced is keeping up with the funding. Being good stewards of funds, working hard to produce and publish research, and participating with other national research collaborators are just some of the ways the IHR works to maintain its status as a leader in health care research.