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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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    To truly transform care, hospitals and care systems must effectively engage patients and their families. This guide presents a framework for one powerful way to engage patients – as advisors on quality and patient safety initiatives. Learn more

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    Highlights HRET’s work to lead and support the implementation and spread of best practices that improve the quality and safety of health care. We work in partnership with the AHA, its affiliates, national stakeholders, allied hospital associations and our funders. Learn more

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    Hospitals and care systems are uniquely positioned to play an integral role preventing violence in their communities. This guide offers hospital leaders a model for hospital-based violence intervention that can be tailored to each community’s unique needs. Learn More

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  • The Impact of Accountable Care: Hospital Involvement with Accountable Care Organizations

    HPOE and Leavitt Partners worked in collaboration to detail how accountable care organizations (ACOs) impact key stakeholders, outlining the benefits and challenges associated with accountable care arrangements. This white paper provides valuable perspectives on how the accountable care movement has or will impact the hospital sector. This work was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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  • Partnering to Improve Quality and Safety: A Framework for Working with Patient and Family Advisors

    To truly transform care, hospitals and care systems must effectively engage patients and their families. This guide presents a framework for one powerful way to engage patients – as advisors on quality and patient safety initiatives. The Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality developed this guide to help hospitals and care systems build and sustain partnerships with patient and family advisors, specifically to improve quality and safety.

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  • Faster by a Power of 10: A PLAN for Accelerating National Adoption of Evidence-Based Practices

    Despite a decade of heightened focus on quality improvement, evidence continues to move slowly and incompletely into practice. To improve the quality of care, national improvement efforts must accelerate the spread of evidence-based practices. We propose an ambitious goal: to increase the speed of adoption of evidence-based practices by a power of 10, from 17 years to 1.7 years, and present a 4-step PLAN to achieve this.

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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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