Bringing primary care into the 21st Century.
A world full of high-quality innovation based on a combination of critical thinking, creativity, and the best available evidence (aka evidence-based research). Evidence (or data) can come from many sources including talking with potential customers, observing user workflow, cost/benefit analysis, small trial, reading published literature, conducting a survey, or utilizing existing records. Although most innovators use some evidence in their decisions, many don’t have the access to robust, high-quality evidence.
To connect stakeholders from industry, clinics and academia through cutting-edge research and synergistic partnerships to accelerate evidence-based innovation in primary care technology.
To generate evidence to accelerate the research and development of emerging technologies to improve health care delivery, reduce disease burden, and control health care cost growth.
PCI Lab is a Center based within the University of Washington (UW) Department of Family Medicine, the #1-rated primary care program in the country according to US News and World Report. The UW itself ranks as the top publicly funded university for innovation in the US. PCI Lab benefits from being in the Pacific Northwest, which is a hub of scientific and information technology development, and home to some of the world’s leading high tech companies and entrepreneurs.