The Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement (IHCRI) was established in 1999 to improve the quality of health care across Baylor Health Care System. In support of that mission, the IHCRI conducts research and supports operational goals related to clinical effectiveness, patient safety, and health care quality improvement. IHCRI efforts align with the Institute of Medicine call for health care to become more STEEEP (Safe, Timely, Effective, Efficient, Equitable, and Patient Centered).
David J. Ballard, MD, PhD, MSPH, FACP, BHCS Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, is Executive Director and BHCS Endowed Chair of the IHCRI.
Don Kennerly, MD, PhD, serves as Vice President and Associate Chief Quality Officer of Baylor Health Care System.