The HCSRN brings together the research departments of some of the nation's best and most innovative health care systems.  Collectively, the HCSRN represents more than 1,900 scientists and research staff with methodological and content expertise from an array of disciplines such as epidemiology, economics, disparities, outcomes and quality assessment, trials, and genomics.

OUR MISSION

To improve individual and population health through research that connects the resources and capabilities of learning health care systems.

OUR VISION

The Health Care Systems Research Network, formerly known as the HMO Research Network, is the nation’s preeminent source of population-based research that measurably improves health and health care.

OUR VALUES

  • Scientific excellence
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Actionable research findings
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Efficiency

OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah Greene, MPH is the Executive Director of the Health Care Systems Research Network. As the Network’s inaugural director, she oversees strategy, communication, finances, and operations. Ms. Greene worked with the HCSRN from 2000-2011 on numerous initiatives including the facilitated IRB process, research tools and resources, strategic planning, and conference programming.

Ms. Greene’s previous position was with PCORI as Associate Director of the Methods and Infrastructure Program. She provided intellectual and organizational leadership for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. Before joining PCORI, she worked with Group Health for 15 years in various roles, including GHRI’s faculty, and in the delivery system as director of strategy and business development. She has served leadership roles in several research consortia, including NCI’s Cancer Research Network and the CTSA, for which she chaired the national Community Partners Integration committee.  Ms. Greene’s research has included patient-centered communication, health literacy, cancer care, approaches to improving research oversight, and optimizing collaboration.

An accomplished writer and speaker, Ms. Greene has presented before numerous organizations, including the IOM, International Society of Pharmacoeconomics Research, and American College of Cardiology. She has authored 70 manuscripts, many on development and implementation of multicenter research. She received both her MPH and a BA in Psychology and Italian from Indiana University, and resides in Seattle.