CHSRA closed June 30, 2019

The Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) was a University of Wisconsin-Madison research center formed in 1973 as a collaboration between Industrial Engineering and Preventive Medicine. For over 40 years CHSRA researchers worked to improve the quality of health and long term care through research.

As of June 30, 2019 CHSRA has closed, some of the projects below have been relocated to other departments in the University.

What does CHSRA do?

At CHSRA, researchers seek to improve long-term care and health systems through
  • developing information and decision support systems
  • innovative website design
  • robust quality improvement strategies
  • dissemination, implementation and sustainability research
  • leveraging expertise in large data systems
  • creating performance measures
  • developing and evaluating pay for performance models.

Who benefits from CHSRA research?

CHSRA research and development projects serve a variety of audiences, including:
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Policy makers
  • Long-term health care providers
  • Community and behavioral health care providers
  • Consumers
  • Resident and patient advocates
  • State and private health care data collectors and disseminators

We are experts at creating performance measures, developing information and decision support systems and translating data into actionable information and intelligence. We offer professional, ‘big data’ quantitative analyses and knowledge creation from the initial idea through the final product. Our proven skill set includes project management and financial oversight of the entire research life cycle of: conceptualization, research design, data collection & management, statistical analysis and reporting / communication. We are experienced dissemination and implementation researchers who apply health systems and human factors engineering principles to conduct innovative patient centered research to improve processes of care in behavior, community and long-term care providers.

Orbs The Orbs website was designed by CHSRA to support the Wisconsin Division of Long Term Care (DLTC) nursing home Medicaid rate setting process. Medicaid Cost Reports are a major component for calculating Medicaid Long Term Care payments. The website is designed to support the transfer of Cost Reports and supporting documentation from nursing homes to CHSRA for use by Wisconsin DLTC staff. Registration must be approved by nursing home administrative staff and Wisconsin DLTC staff. Participants can logon to Orbs here.

Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System
The Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES) is a collaborative approach to obtain medical and financial outcome information related to motor vehicle crashes for highway safety and injury control decision making.

These projects have relocated within the UW Department of Medicine and are now available via the QID website.

Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living
Clinical Resource Center