Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Phone: (301) 295-2163
FAX: (301) 295-3585
Pamela Cross, Secretary
The Biomedical Informatics Department is located on the ground floor of the main campus, around the corner from the Security Office that's accessible from the USU parking garage tunnel entrance.
The department is the home for DoD’s Patient Safety & Quality Academic Collaborative (PSQAC). This center-like entity, interdisciplinary in nature, engages in original research and education at the nexus of patient safety, quality of care, health services research, and biomedical informatics in the Military Health System (MHS). In effect, we are an academic think tank for MHS quality and safety, advising numerous MHS programs including Patient Safety, Quality Management, Perinatal Care, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Our goal is to conduct "original research" that ultimately matters to the MHS, advances science, and results in a change in clinical practice and/or policy. There are three primary themes for our research: clinical decision-making, clinical documentation, and communication. These three themes are representative of our skills and interests, and are squarely in the forefront of health care quality and safety. Below is a snapshot of our current and planned research: