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The Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT)

The Center for Health Organization Transformation, or CHOT, is an industry-university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) funded by the National Science Foundation and health organizations to conduct research supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in healthcare.

CHOT conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. Our research model relies on the knowledge and experience of healthcare leaders to guide academic research. This cooperative model ensures that the research is both meaningful and applicable to the healthcare industry and provides immediate decision support for CHOT members.

CHOT University Sites

Prospective University Sites

A National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center

As a National Science Foundation I/UCRC, CHOT creates a safe, mutually beneficial, cooperative environment
where innovative leading healthcare systems can collaborate.

Health Management Initiatives

Support important transformation initiatives addressing health organization management and services

Research Partnerships

Partner with health management researchers to improve implementation of transformation strategies

Transformational Change Strategies

Examine the implementation of transformational change strategies or evidence-based management approaches

Cost-Effective Researching

Engage with university scientists and participate in research in a cost effective manner

CHOT Leadership Team

Bita Kash

Bita A. Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE

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Eva K. Lee

Eva K. Lee,
Site Director

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James C. Benneyan

James C. Benneyan, PhD
Site Director

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Harriet Black Nembhard

Harriet Black Nembhard, PhD
Site Director

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Lesley Tomaszewski

Lesley Tomaszewski, PhD
Managing Director

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Jamie Gigliotti

James V. Gigliotti

IAB Chairman

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CHOT Industry Partners

CHOT Industry Partners