Business Advancement Center for Health Research

The Business Advancement Center for Health's (BACH) research initiatives engage the community and industry, along with faculty and students, to co-create novel business-driven innovations. BACH's collaboration with faculty and industry leverages the Carlson School’s expertise across many departments on cutting-edge research and innovations in healthcare.

Key topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Value-based reimbursement and payment models
  • Investment in the social well-being of individuals
  • Organizational structures
  • Quality innovation
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems 4 Action Research Grant

BACH’s initial research initiative is a three-year project awarded in November 2021 that is focused on designing and evaluating a novel financial instrument to align Medicaid managed care organizations and establish sustainable funding for targeting social influencers of health.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization Tracking Project

The Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI) and the Management Information Systems Research Center (MISRC) at the Carlson School launched this project in March 2020. BACH is now leading this project to consistently track and report daily COVID-19 hospitalizations from all 50 states.  


Other Funded Research

Faculty at the Carlson School are driving innovation and research in the health sector through various funded projects. Learn more about current research grants being led by Carlson faculty members.   

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