Health Innovation Program

  • WI


800 University Bay Drive
Suite 210
United States

About Us

The Health Innovation Program (HIP) aims to create a national model of excellence in health innovation that inspires and supports improvements in local and statewide healthcare delivery. We will achieve this vision through:

  • Facilitating clinical health services research that translates best-evidence into best-practice in our community
  • Integrating research with improvement initiatives to achieve data-driven, evidence-based change in healthcare
  • Creating educational and outreach activities to build leadership and enhance innovation in healthcare delivery in partnership with our community

History:HIP was founded in 2006 with initial funding from the Wisconsin Partnership Fund and matching funds from the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Meriter Hospital, Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation, and Unity Health Insurance.

The creation of HIP was driven by the six aims for improvement delineated in the Institute of Medicine's report “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century”-- to create a local and statewide healthcare system that is effective, efficient, equitable, patient-centered, safe, and timely.