In the News: What keeps us up at night

What keeps us up at night? Knowing that many will die from heart attacks that could have been prevented. Read the op-ed that was featured in The Mercury News today, from the experts in the Right Care Initiative :   We recently learned some of the details of President Trump’s 2018 physical examination. His exam included […]

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Right Care Initiative Pilot Leads to 2,735 fewer hospitalizations; Could Save CA over $100 Million Annually

The Right Care Initiative has been associated with 2,735 fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks in San Diego County from 2011 to 2014. If the same 16.5% reduction of hospitalizations were achieved throughout the rest of California, there would have been approximately 5,000 fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks each year, saving over $100 million in annual payments […]


Summer 2017 Message From the Directors

As our nation’s healthcare system continues its journey of transformation, CHOIR research is making important contributions on many fronts. For example, our work on patient engagement in ACOs has documented the importance of primary care practices having a patient-centered culture and motivating more activated patients for achieving better patient-reported physical and social outcomes and patients […]


CHOIR at AcademyHealth 2017

CHOIR is looking forward to connecting with colleagues at the 2017 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in New Orleans June 25th – 27th. We are pleased to announce the following scheduled presentations by CHOIR team members:   Podium Presentations Sunday, June 25th 2:00-3:00pm Session: Work Climate Influences on Organizational Performance “Organizational Influences on Time Pressure, Chaos […]

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Accountable Communities for Health Data-Sharing Toolkit

CHOIR’s California Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) Project, led by Dr. Diane Rittenhouse, has now made available its ACH Data-Sharing Toolkit, available for free download. This toolkit, sponsored by the California Health and Human Services Agency, provides a resource to assist communities in California and beyond in working to share data across sectors for health […]


Exnovation of Chronic Care Management Processes by Physician Organizations: New Publication

A recent CHOIR publication was published in Milbank Quarterly describing exnovation in a longitudinal cohort of physician organizations. Lead author and CHOIR Co-Director Hector Rodriguez highlights: “Empirical research on organizational change in health care primarily focuses on adoption of innovations, but little attention has been devoted to their removal.  Exnovation is the process of removal of […]

Announcing the Center for Lean Engagement and Research

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Lean Engagement and Research (CLEAR) in healthcare. CLEAR is an affiliate center of CHOIR being co-led by Stephen M. Shortell, current CHOIR co-director, and Thomas Rundall, Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health. CLEAR is supported by Cardinal […]


Fall 2016 Message from the Directors

Over the past six months, CHOIR has made important progress on our two national collaborative research partnerships; one involving the National Centers of Excellence in Healthcare Transformation funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the other involving evaluation of the State Innovation Model (SIM) awards funded by the Centers for Disease […]

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Presentations from AcademyHealth and the NRSA Research Trainees Conference

  CHOIR graduate students and faculty presented at the recent AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting and the AHRQ National Research Services Award Research Trainees Conference in Boston. Check out the links below to view PDF versions of their presentations:     “The Role of Accountable Care Organization Affiliation and Ownership in Promoting Physician Practice Participation in […]