HRET logo, click here to go to the site home page

Transforming health care
through research and education

Hospitals in the Pursuit of Excellence logo, click here to go to the HPOE home page
Skip main navigation

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list to receive periodic updates

  • 1

    Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) guides listing!
    Access the FREE action guides.

  • 2

    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

  • 3

    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

  • 4

    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

  • 5

    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

  • 6

    Click here to view the AHA/HRET HEN high performing hospital video spotlight series.

Click here to subscribe to HRET Research Highlights RSS feed Research Highlights:

  • 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.

    Read more
  • Improving Patient Safety Culture through Teamwork and Communication: TeamSTEPPS®

    Health care teams that communicate effectively reduce the potential for human error, resulting in enhanced patient safety and improved clinical performance. TeamSTEPPS ®—Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety—capitalizes on the U.S. Department of Defense's expertise in medical and nonmedical team performance and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's research on patient safety and health care quality. TeamSTEPPS is designed to improve patient safety through effective communication and teamwork skills. 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
  • 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.

    Read more

Click here to subscribe to HRET Special Features RSS feed What's New:

  • HRET Awarded Grant from Gordon and Betty 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.


    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • HRET Patient Engagement Video Wins Film Festival

    The American Hospital Association’s Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) will receive the grand prize for an educational video on preventing infection among dialysis patients through patient engagement. The fifth annual APIC Film Festival drew more than 30 entries, of which nine finalists competed for the grand prize.

    Read more

American Hospital Association logo, click here to go to the AHA home page

© Copyright 2010, Health Research & Educational Trust. All rights reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Download Adobeadobe icon
Health Research & Educational Trust, 155 North Wacker, 4th Floor Chicago, IL 60606 (312) 422.2600