RTI International Launches Center for Health Care Advancement to Provide Evidence-Based Solutions to Problems in Health Care

Transformational Center Brings 600 Experts to Focus on Higher Quality, Reduced Costs, and Improved Outcomes for Patients, Payers, and Providers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – RTI International, a non-profit research institute with more than 30 years of experience providing health care solutions, is launching The RTI Center for Health Care Advancement to support health care payers and providers as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based care models that can achieve the triple aim of health care: lower costs, better quality, and better outcomes.

“Our 600 experts and consultants understand the challenges faced by health care payers and providers on their journey to improve quality and patient outcomes while reining in costs,” says Robin M. Weinick, PhD, Vice President of The RTI Center for Health Care Advancement. “We understand what works, how it works, and how it can be improved.”

The new RTI Center for Health Care Advancement leverages RTI’s deep expertise in the areas of health care financing, health care delivery, health policy and regulation, population health, data analytics, and health information technology to provide integrated solutions to overcoming transition challenges. Its data-driven approach underpins forward-thinking initiatives to drive change, improve care, and better use health care resources.

“From research and analysis to strategy and implementation, RTI is very well positioned to offer a holistic approach to payers and providers transitioning to value-based care,” says Linda Dimitropoulos, PhD, Vice President of The RTI Center for Health Care Advancement. “We engage with clients where they are in the process, anticipate the challenges they face, and offer evidence-based solutions to resolve them.”

The Center applies the rigor and objectivity that RTI is known for to help clients effectively and efficiently improve health care delivery and outcomes, in whatever capacity fits their practice or business model. RTI experts and strategies help clients make better decisions and improve performance.

“Transforming health care in the United States is complex and many payers and providers struggle with strategy, budget, technology, and resources,” said Tim Gabel, Executive Vice President of Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences at RTI. “For years, we’ve helped the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services improve how health care is delivered and paid for. Other health care sector clients are seeking this same expertise and evidence-based research to help define, design, and drive measurable health care improvement for more Americans. The new Center will extend our impact in addressing these issues.”

To learn more, visit healthcare.rti.org.

About RTI International

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