1) Think TEAM:
The Institute will lead the nation in creating new models for research and learning teams. This includes new partnerships between patients and providers/researchers.
The new Morsani College of Medicine at USF will be among the first in the country to create a true partnership between health students and patients in the learning experience.
Bringing Science Home will be expanded and incorporated into the Institute in order to narrow the gap between bench and bedside with a direct link between cutting edge research in chronic diseases and the patient’s home
2) Think TIMING:
The Institute will investigate business best practices to utilize new technologies to provide the right care to the right patient at the right time.
PaperFree Florida, a grant funded information technology center, will expand its role in the institute to connect providers and patients with state of the art decision support models to promote optimal utilization
New educational approaches and degrees ranging from health care coaching to electronic healthcare ambassadors to nutritional and metabolic health will be offered across healthcare disciplines in order to disrupt the siloed mentality that prevents inter-professional learning and care and makes the patient a rue partner in their own healthcare
3) Think PERSONALIZED:
The Institute will be a leader in transforming healthcare to a model where prevention, diagnosis and treatment is customized to the individual. Because of the cross discipline nature of the institute and its entrepreneurial-academic framework, all aspects of personalized health can be incorporated including molecular, genetic, technology, behavioral, social and innovative service models.
The Personalized Heath Initiative will be devoted to the early identification of disease risk through genetics and the implementation of personalized prevention strategies and novel technologies to reduce health care costs and improve vitality for the aging population.
The Center for healthcare outcomes will move to the institute and expand their groundbreaking research on healthcare uncertainty
4) Think COMMUNITY:
Across all aspects of the Institute and its interactions with USF Health, an academic medical center’s role in improving the lives of the community will be imbued in our research, education and clinical activities.
The USF Health in The Villages Initiative will be the first University-full community partnership to provide an accountable care model and personalized health available to all residents with epidemiologic public health monitoring to ensure a healthier senior population.
A community and patient advisory board will guide the activities of the Institute. This advisory board will include representatives of the Tampa Bay, Florida, national and international communities toward the goal of maintaining the focus on community health