Thanks to the continuing evolution of our organization, Stanford Health Care is in a stronger position to continue to deliver outstanding value by increasing access to our care for more people in more communities.
In addition, our evolution enhances our leadership in using state-of-the-art technology to optimize the quality of the care that we deliver in all the many Stanford Health Care facilities, clinics, and programs in those communities.
We also capitalize on our technological innovation to recruit thought leaders in virtually every specialty. We then empower those leaders to provide exceptional care, train the next generation of leaders, and undertake groundbreaking research initiatives that fulfill unmet medical needs as well as our potential as a preeminent academic medical center.
Another way we are delivering outstanding value is by increasing efficiencies throughout our organization. Continuing on a path of growth both compels and empowers us to look forward, to thoughtfully drive efficiency in critical areas, and to maintain transparency regarding our plans, our processes, and our results.
That transparency extends to the members of the communities we serve as well as to our providers. Our objective is to help everyone in the Stanford Health Care family understand their vital role and align interests. When we all share an understanding and an unwavering dedication to the quality, value, and efficiency of our care, everyone benefits.
One important area of our focus on efficiency throughout our organization is the evolution of IT systems at Stanford Health Care. Over the past few years, our highly advanced IT systems for education, research, and clinical care applications have become more advanced in capacity and capabilities. These are truly world-class systems that enable and empower our clinicians, researchers, and educators to advance precision care both in theory and in practice, to coordinate safe delivery of that care, and to facilitate clear communication between all parties.
Additionally, we are now enhancing the IT systems that help us optimize the efficiency of administrative processes and procedures at Stanford Health Care. System advancements apply to our current facilities as well as to the planning and implementation of IT in our new hospital and other settings to be launched in both the near-term and long-term future.