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    HRET Selects Stephen M. Shortell as 2015 TRUST Award Recipient

    He is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley. Learn more

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    AHA’s Committee on Research and Committee on Performance Improvement examines the changing health care landscape and the role trustees and community leaders can play to help guide hospitals during this time of change. Learn more

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    This guide provides a framework for hospitals and care systems to stratify patient race, ethnicity and language data and use them to identify and address health care disparities. In the guide you will find sample dashboards and outlined steps Learn more

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  • Leadership Toolkit for Redefining the H: Engaging Trustees and Communities

    AHA’s Committee on Research and Committee on Performance Improvement examines the changing health care landscape and the role trustees and community leaders can play to help guide hospitals during this time of change. The report provides an overview of engagement strategies and can serve as a leadership checklist for working with both communities and trustees.

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  • A Framework for Stratifying Race, Ethnicity and Language Data

    This guide provides a framework for hospitals and care systems to stratify patient race, ethnicity and language data and use them to identify and address health care disparities. Each hospital or care system can approach stratifying data differently; however, the general framework for the stratification effort is similar. In the guide you will find sample dashboards and outlined steps.

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  • Hospital-based Strategies for Creating a Culture of Health

    Hospital-based Strategies for a Creating Culture of Health provides background on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision to build a Culture of Health and discusses how hospitals are contributing to community health improvement. The guide reports the findings of HRET’s review of 300 community health needs assessments, provides strategic considerations for hospital engagement in community health improvement and offers a model of the hospital’s role in building a culture of health.

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  • Community Factors Substantially Influence Hospital Readmission Rates

    A hospital’s ability to reduce repeat patient visits may have less to do with its performance and more to do with the characteristics of the community where it’s located revealed a new study in the February issue of Health Services Research. The findings may call into question the effectiveness of some federal penalties for hospitals with higher-than-expected readmission rates

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  • HRET Selects Stephen M. Shortell as 2015 TRUST Award Recipient

    He is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the School of Public Health and Haas School of Business at University of California-Berkeley.

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  • HRET Receives 2014 Silver Award for "Progress Toward Excellence"

    Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) today announced that the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has received the 2014 Silver Award. Based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, the Silver Award is bestowed to organizations that demonstrate effective, systematic and well-deployed approaches toward quality improvement.

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