Improving Patient Outcomes
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI) believes patients can have better outcomes and have more needs than those addressed by current clinical practices. That’s why the RHI Foundation invests in research and partners with others that also value the potential research holds to continue learning how to better care for our patients and families, their needs, and provide the best possible care, outcomes, and experience.
The RHI Foundation provides more than $100,000 annually to fund RHI’s research initiatives that help clinicians and researchers work together to find new interventions that improve patient outcomes, the effectiveness of those interventions, and translate findings directly into clinical patient care. The RHI Foundation has invested $1.8 million in research initiatives including pilot studies and the infrastructure needed to support its research partnership with the IU School of Medicine, Purdue, and other organizations. As a result, more than 30 externally funded studies, totaling $13.2 million, have been conducted at RHI on approximately 2,000 RHI patients in the last 10 years. Several of these research initiatives have led to clinical programs, which have provided clinical services to approximately 1,800 RHI patients.
Some of RHI’s research initiatives include:
- TBI Model System (in partnership with IU School of Medicine)
- Brain Injury Coping Skills (BICS group)
- Couples Caring And Relating with Empathy (CARE group)
- Art therapy
- Love Your Brain Yoga
- Brain Injury Resource Facilitation