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    Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) guides have gone digital and mobile!

    HPOE is the American Hospital Association's strategic platform to accelerate performance improvement and support health reform implementation. We are delighted to provide you FREE and easy access to multiple action guides which are available via your PC, mobile device or from any browser. Learn more...

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    HRET Awarded Hospital Engagement Network Contract to Improve Patient Care

    The Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA), has been awarded a contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support their Partnership for Patients (PFP) campaign. Learn more.

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    2012 TRUST Award Recipient

    HRET Announces 2012 TRUST Award Recipient - Maureen Bisognano. Learn more.

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    AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship

    The AHA-NPSF Comprehensive Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship, now entering its eleventh year, is a transformative learning experience dedicated to preparing the next generation of patient safety, quality, and performance improvement leaders. click here.

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    Health Services Research

    Now available: a collection of manuscripts from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars that examine and inform the health reform process. The special issue aims to address the critically important topic - how to inform health policy through research.  Read more.

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 Research Highlights:

  • Hospital Readiness for Population-based Accountable Care

    This guide provides hospital leaders with a snapshot of hospitals’ current readiness to participate in an ACO, as well as a tool with which to gauge their own organizations’ relative preparedness for ACO participation.

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  • Managing Population Health: The Role of the Hospital

    To meet patient needs in the current market, hospitals have traditionally focused their efforts on caring for individuals and personalizing care for each person admitted to their facility.

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  • Health Care Leaders Action Guide to Effectively Using HCAHPS

    This guide describes how HCAHPS data should be used in context with other information about organizational performance. It highlights cultural elements necessary to build a firm foundation for HCAHPS success. Once these foundational elements have been considered, the guide outlines a 5-step approach to using HCAHPS effectively to improve the patient experience, quality and safety.

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 What's New:

  • Maulik Joshi, DrPH, authors Study: Hospital EHR Adoption Increases, But Gaps Widen

    The share of hospitals that have at least a basic electronic health record system increased to 26.6% in 2011 – a significant jump from the 15.1% of hospitals with EHRs in 2010.

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  • HRET Releases Updated Health Disparities Toolkit

    The toolkit has been updated to reflect recent federal legislation requiring the collection of sex and disability information. It also provides hospitals, health systems, clinics, and health plans information and resources for systematically collecting.Read more

  • 2012 AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship

    Health Care System Transformation Fellowship is an intensive six-month program that provides participants with a road map of how to design and plan for new care delivery and payment models, such as medical homes, bundled payments and clinical ...

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