The Centre for Healthcare Engineering Research (CHER) is the Healthcare System’s Engineering Institute’s (HSyE) research collaborative. It grew out of a multi-university organization known as the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT) which was organized as a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC).
Mission: To serve as a collaborative research consortia that has direct impact on health systems and healthcare in large, by engaging in collaborative applied research in member facility, co-education of undergraduate and graduate students, and co-pursuit of funds.
How CHER Works
1. Healthcare systems choose a membership with CHER
2. The collaborative chooses research projects that advance the healthcare systems efforts
and that are in line with HSyE core domains (Safety II, Burnout, Access, Epidemics)
3. Conduct the research working independently or with existing health systems that are
4. Contribute to the education of students
5. Conduct research that is responsive to member-defined research needs while ensuring
that scientific rigor is applied to ensure necessary understanding essential for extending
what is learned to the larger industry
6. Disseminate results of research conducted
7. Co-pursuit of external funding