To improve the quality, access, and cost-effectiveness of health care provided to the US population by conducting research in healthcare delivery and public health, providing continuing professional education, and advancing the meaningful use of health information technology.
The Health Services Research Division specializes in practical and applied database, interventional, and translational research. A major emphasis is to translate evidence-based research into improved delivery of patient care, better patient outcomes, and cost-effectiveness.LCF has expanded into community-based healthcare activities. Through established agreements with affiliated partners, researchers access secure comprehensive healthcare utilization data. This allows researchers to conduct rigorously designed studies on a variety of healthcare conditions. LCF has developed a significant focus on Health Information Technology (HIT). Out HIT staff is well-versed in emerging technologies with the potential to improve healthcare efficiency and quality. We develop a comprehensive Health Information Exchange(HIE) network to serve NM.On May 27, 2009, Gov. Richardson officially designated LCF as the state's health information exchange. Our staff is working with the State of NM to accelerate the expansion of NM's HIE network and to expand the secure and protected electronic movement and meaningful use of health information.LCF maintains an accredited continuing education program that complements its health research capabilities. Continuing Professional Education provides credit-designated educational opportunities to local, regional audiences through live conferences and enduring materials. Visit our website http://www.LCFReseach.org">www.LCFReseach.or to learn more.
Thomas East, PhD CEO/CIO