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Population Health Management- improving clinical outcomes of a defined group through care coordination & patient / caregiver partnership, supported by financial and care models.

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Integrating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research into Hospital CHNAs

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is authorized by Congress to fund and disseminate research that will provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their healthcare providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available, and the science that supports those options.

The ultimate aim of this two year, $250,000 project is to improve health outcomes by fostering patient-and-community-member-centered, research guided approach to creating hospital Community Health Needs Assessments.

CHNAs involve identifying community health problems that are priorities and creating strategies to address these problems. Nonprofit hospitals perform CHNAs every three years with input from people who represent the interests of the community. AHA, HRET and the Association for Community Healthcare Improvement, an affiliate of HRET, have engaged in hundreds of discussions with hospital leaders regarding their CHNAs, and this project with PCORI further supports that continuing work.

The project team is overseen by Marie Cleary-Fishman and includes Katie Harris and Julia Resnick with additional members to be added in the future as needed.

For questions related to this project please contact Marie Cleary-Fishman, VP Clinical Quality at (312) 422-2646(312) 422-2646 or

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