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Funded Research

funded Research at the Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute

Improving outcomes, harnessing genomics, writing care protocols – Geisinger’s orthopaedic research team takes focus on topics that are important to the future of orthopaedic medicine. And with access to the deep resources of Geisinger’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research and the Sigfried and Janet Weis Center for Research, we’re making progress toward tomorrow’s breakthroughs, today. 

Thanks to one of the nation’s most advanced and robust electronic medical records, Geisinger’s orthopaedic research team is at a huge advantage in terms of performing large medical research investigations. It also helps our team to integrate our findings into everyday medical practice, so that we are constantly improving the way that we care for Geisinger orthopaedic patients.

For these reasons, and because Geisinger has demonstrated a commitment to excellence in patient care, our team is frequently awarded grant funding to perform research and investigate ways to improve orthopaedic care.

Current initiatives

  1. Expanding Comparative Effectiveness Research in Orthopedics by Capturing Uniform Measures of Patient-Reported Functional Outcomes at Two Institutions – This grant is a collaboration between NYU Langone Medical Center and Geisinger Health System to pilot work in the realm of personalized health care. The grant permits the research team to trial touch screen monitors in the orthopaedic clinic as a way of including patient-centered outcome data as a part of Geisinger’s medical record. NYULMC-Geisinger Seed Grant
  2. Decreasing Long Term Complications and Cost Following Hip Fracture using a Medical Home Concept (MHC) – This grant facilitates research on caring for patients recovering from hip fractures. It expands Geisinger's ProvenHealth Navigator for hip fracture patients and measures the benefits of establishing one central care provider as “health care quarterback,” or “medical home,” while improving collaboration between specialists, hospital systems and primary care providers with the goal of providing high quality care while preventing hospital readmissions.