Open Letter

As a health services researcher and director of both university- and hospital-based research programs, I want to ensure that our broader community is asking the right questions about how to deliver the best healthcare to Americans. Access to healthcare, and the cost and safety of healthcare services, are of critical interest to our country. Physicians and other professional care providers, and academic and community-based hospitals and clinics, are important partners in discovering the best methods to deliver care. Input from patients—the consumers of healthcare services—is also vital.

Regenstrief Institute, Inc., an internationally recognized healthcare research organization affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine, is conducting an online contest, inviting submission of original ideas for improving the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. Please help us by promoting this contest in your institution or community.

The official rules for The People’s Choice for Healthcare Delivery Contest can be found here. The winning idea will be selected by a panel of medical and community-based professionals and researchers, according to the following criteria.

  • Innovative idea with measurable impact for healthcare consumers
  • Feasible to implement in the U.S. healthcare system within five years
  • Compatible with Regenstrief Institute’s mission to improve health through research that enhances the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare

We encourage entrants to submit ideas individually or as part of a group (e.g., class, club, organization, team). Entrants must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S.

Thank you!


Michael Weiner, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Director, Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Director, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

1050 Wishard Boulevard, 5th floor

Indianapolis, IN 46202-2872


Tel. +1 317-630-2601

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