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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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    Take the Pledge to Act to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. Universal and rapid progress in ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of care is essential to our efforts to meet the changing needs of our communities. Learn More

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    Diversity is becoming a key word in health care. Hospitals and health care systems are focusing on providing care that addresses the diversity of their patient populations. Learn more

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    This new HPOE guide outlines the TeamSTEPPS framework, describes teamwork tools and includes examples and case studies illustrating how hospitals and care systems are using TeamSTEPPS to improve patient safety and quality.Read more Learn more

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  • The Association Between Patient and Family Engagement Practices and Patient Experience

    Read about how patient and family engagement practices are related to patient experiences. This slide presentation covers the findings of a 2013-2014 survey conducted by the Health Research & Educational Trust and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The survey examined patient and family engagement practices and their association with patient experiences.

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  • Diversity in Health Care: Examples from the Field

    Diversity is becoming a key word in health care. Hospitals and health care systems are focusing on providing care that addresses the diversity of their patient populations. Hospitals also are working to increase the diversity of their leadership team, board and staff and building a culture of diversity and inclusion. This collection of case studies from the field highlights diversity initiatives at six hospitals across the country.

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  • Accountable Care Organizations and Population Health Organizations

    In a new article published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, authors Lawrence Casalino, Natalie Erb, Maulik Joshi and Stephen Shortell present arguments for and against ACOs and hospitals investing in affecting the socioeconomic determinants of health. The authors present examples of how ACOs and hospitals are already working to improve population health and summarize recent proposals of how hospitals and other community organizations can form and finance coalitions to effectively impact health outcomes.

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  • H&HN Daily The One Tool You Need to Measure Patient Safety and Quality by Maulik Joshi

    Do you know your hospital's bottom line in patient safety and quality? Tracking individual adverse event rates is important, but measuring a total patient harm rate is essential for hospitals and health care systems as they improve patient safety and quality. A total patient harm rate can be calculated and used to help connect the dots on improvement projects. Measuring total patient harm provides valuable information for the board as well as for quality committees, medical executive committees and nursing executive committees.

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  • HRET Awarded Grant from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

    The purpose is to create an online community designed to foster sharing and learning between individuals in the care transitions field. "Huddle for Care" seeks to accelerate the spread of ideas across the country by creating an online forum in which those involved with transitional care programs can share effective strategies to overcome the main challenges associated with providing high-quality care transitions.


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  • H&HN Daily Positioning Hospitals to Advance Health interview by Maulik Joshi

    Health policy and management professor Stephen Shortell, the "godfather" of integrated health care, foresees growth in population health and accountable care organizations. HRET President Maulik Joshi interviewed Shortell about health care system integration, hospital-physician alignment, accountable care organizations and what may await health care leaders.

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