About the Center

The UT Southwestern Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) is a collaboration involving UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (UTSW), Parkland Health & Hospital System (Parkland), Children’s Healthâ„ , the North Texas Veterans Administration Health System (Dallas VA), and the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-Based Practice (EPC) and Decisions about Effectiveness Network (DEcIDE) Centers of Excellence.

The theme of the Center is PCOR/CER in underserved patients, populations, and settings, including those served by safety net systems. We will leverage the resources at UTSW, Parkland, Children’s Health, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and broadly engage stakeholders needed to achieve our research and training aims.

Three main projects will harness data in electronic medical records to conduct observational and interventional studies to improve care for high-risk, underserved patients and populations. All projects will engage stakeholders throughout the research, implementation, and dissemination process. All activities aim to promote PCOR/CER to improve the delivery of care that is patient-centered, evidence-based, high-quality, equitable, and efficient.