About Us - Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)
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Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN)

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About Us

The Seattle-Denver Center of Innovation (COIN) was funded in Spring 2013 and is comprised of two HSR&D sites that collaborate under a single mission to:
     - conduct outstanding health services research that promotes Veteran-centered and value-driven care;
     - generate and disseminate knowledge that contributes to the well-being of Veterans;
     - partner with VA policy and operational leaders to implement research findings into clinical care;
     - and train the next generation of health services researchers and leaders.

Our Center uses both VA and non-VA funding to maintain a collaborative and productive environment for investigators, fellows, and staff. In Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) our investigators managed 72 funded research projects, published 190 manuscripts, and presented their work at 75 conference sessions.

Seattle and Denver HSR&D researchers have collaborated for over 16 years on VA funded research and operations projects including:
- Cardiovascular Assessment Reporting and Tracking (CART)
- Ischemic Heart Disease Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (IHD QUERI)
- Cardiac Care Clinical Follow-up Study (CCFCS)
- Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO)

Seattle History
Seattle HSR&D was originally funded in 1983 as one of the early HSR&D Field Programs and then as the Northwest Center for Outcomes Research in Older Adults Center of Excellence (CoE) from 1991-2013. It supports 29 Core and Affiliate Investigators and has strong academic affiliation with the University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health and collaborates closely with local non-VA Seattle area researchers at Group Health Cooperative and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Denver History
Denver HSR&D was originally funded as a Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) program from 2004-2013. It supports 11 Core Investigators and has academic affiliation with the University of Colorado and the Institute for Health Research at Kaiser Permanente of Colorado.