Healthier Together: Working to Transform Patient Care
Peter Margolis, MD, PhD, is Cincinnati Children’s Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director of the James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. His work encompasses the application and study of systems improvement methods across a broad range of areas including primary and sub-specialty care, communities and public health settings to improve the health outcomes of children, families and communities. Over the last 20 years, he and his research team have developed innovative approaches that engage patients, their families, clinicians, scientists and communities in developing network-based learning health systems that simultaneously improve care, spawn innovation and accelerate research. This work has repeatedly demonstrated significant impact on the process and outcomes of care. Dr. Margolis was co-PI of an NIH Transformative Research Grant focused on developing learning health systems for children with chronic illness by harnessing the inherent motivation and expertise of all stakeholders involved. Dr. Margolis has extensive experience in large scale comparative effectiveness research, the creation of large scale interoperable data systems, managing large project teams and engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds to co-produce improved care and research. He served as Chair of the PCORnet Council guiding the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s $300 million investment in transforming research infrastructure in the US. Recently, the ImproveCareNow Network which he leads was awarded the Drucker Prize, the largest non-profit management and innovation award in the US.