Years of painstaking work go into the development of a research question, submitting applications, obtaining grant funding, recruiting for and running a study, and analyzing and publishing the results in peer-reviewed journal. The life of a project is full of people hard at work who are passionate about solving complex healthcare problems.
Too often, this labor and the discoveries it yields sit idly in publications on a shelf, without finding its way into clinical practice. This deprives patients and providers of potentially useful therapies and processes. Implementation research is a relatively new field which examines research itself and how to meaningfully integrated it into practice. Regenstrief investigators and their teams devote their time and talent to understand and remove barriers to getting evidence-based research discoveries into healthcare settings.