Center for Evidence-Based Practice

The practice of evidence-based medicine is a defining principle in the way Stanford nurses approach patient care. Put simply, evidence-based practice in nursing means making decisions about patient care on the basis of current best available evidence.

Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC) is a proud co-founder of The Stanford-UCSF Evidence-based Practice Center. The center furthers the practice and translation of evidence-based medicine in the pursuit of improving health outcomes for populations and individuals. Access to local experts in all components of healthcare decision-making enhances the center's multidisciplinary scope.

As a Magnet Designated Hospital, SHC demonstrates a focus on the support, conduct, and application of research to Clinical and administrative practice.

The Center for Nursing Research & Innovation:

  • Facilitates research by fostering a spirit of inquiry, coordinating Clinical research resources, promoting studies that are aligned with strategic improvement priorities, and linking investigators with Clinical sites.
  • Fosters the capacity to interpret, apply and conduct research that improves patient care quality, cost and outcomes.
  • Strengthens the scientific validity and effectiveness of patient care practices.
  • Provides consultation and education that contributes to improving nursing practice, patient care and organizational performance.
  • Conducts new product Clinical evaluations and technology assessments that advance strategic performance improvement.
  • Serves as a clearinghouse for emerging new knowledge for nursing practice, innovation transfer and Clinical practice guidelines and best practices.