Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies

Our Mission

The Institute’s Purpose

Our mission at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) is to do research in, and to develop solutions for, the delivery of better medical care and health services. This includes doing our own projects and also teaching and assisting others in doing similar and related research.

Project Selections

We have no particular bias about the specific domain or technology involved, whether in the study of actual clinical services, in the development of basic mathematical and computer-based methods, in the realm of social sciences or public policy, or in any other related fields. However, we recognize that we are unable to cover all fields with our intended level of excellence. Therefore, we select our research and development projects based on "The Three Rules":

  1. Do only projects that we are better suited to do than any other group, based on our particular skills, resources, and opportunities.
  2. Do only projects that have the potential to change the way medicine is practiced or healthcare is delivered or studied.
  3. Do only projects that will be fun.

If all three criteria are met, we will consider the project, subject to our available time, energy, and funding.

The Institute's Function

In executing long-term projects and in doing our daily work, our goal is to do the best job possible. We also seek to expand each team member's experiences and skills. Correspondingly, within the team context we try to draw on each individual's specific interests and strengths. Thereby, we expect our work to be enjoyable, fulfilling, and worthwhile.