The Institute for Health Technologies and Interventions (CITI) has unique leadership in the country and globally and focuses on surgery, interventions and medical device evaluation in real world settings. It houses the Coordinating, Science and Infrastructure Center for Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) funded by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and many other federal grants. MDEpiNet is a global Public-Private Partnership that is building the discipline of medical device research science including technology outcomes research and epidemiological method development. We bring together leadership, expertise, and resources from health care professionals, industry, patient groups, payers, academia, and government to advance a national patient-centered medical device evaluation and surveillance system.
The Institute also has major activities within WCM and NYP. It initiates, conducts and collaborates on outcomes research and quality of care research within the surgery and interventional and medicine. The institute utilizes the national big data as well as Weill Cornell and NYP hospital network for these studies in order to generate new knowledge about medical technologies and clinical strategies and to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Over 20 senior and junior clinical faculty from many clinical departments are collaborating to advance the clinical research.