Spring 2016 Message from the Directors

The past six months have been a time of extraordinary growth for CHOIR. We are in the process of developing a national survey of hospitals, health systems and physician organizations as part of our AHRQ-funded National Center of Excellence award with colleagues at The Dartmouth Institute and the 17 health system High Value Healthcare Collaborative. […]


CHOIR at AcademyHealth 2016

CHOIR is looking forward to connecting with colleagues at the 2016 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Boston on June 26th – 28th. We are pleased to announce the following scheduled presentations by CHOIR team members:   Podium Presentations Sunday, June 26th 11:15am Session: Improving Organizational Performance through High Functioning Teams “Comparing Team Experiences of Engaging […]

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Free Article Access: A Longitudinal Study of Medical Practices’ Treatment of Patients Who Use Tobacco

For a limited time, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has provided free access to the recent CHOIR publication, A Longitudinal Study of Medical Practices’ Treatment of Patients Who Use Tobacco. Using data from the National Study of Physician Organizations surveys from 2006-2013, the authors examine the use of tobacco cessation processes in medical practices […]

CHOIR to Lead Natural Experiment Examining the Impact of the CMS SIM Initiative on Diabetes Prevention and Management

To stimulate health system transformation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative, which since 2013, has invested more than 1 billion dollars in states’ efforts to plan, pilot test, and implement payment and delivery system reforms. The UC Berkeley Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR) […]

The ‘Next Frontier’ in Health Care: Creating Accountable Communities for Health

CHOIR Director Dr. Stephen Shortell discusses the creation of Accountable Communities for Health in the July issue of the AHA’s Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine. Accountable Communities for Health, formed when cross-sector organizations come together in accepting responsibility for improving and maintaining the health of a community’s population, may help to address challenges that hospitals […]


Congrats, CHOIR Research Interns!

Congratulations to Hien Do, Jose Jimenez, and Valeria Vasquez, CHOIR’s summer undergraduate research scholars! Through eight weeks with UC Berkeley’s Health Career Opportunities Program and the CHOIR team, Hien, Jose, and Valeria learned statistical analysis, research methods, and completed their own projects: Hien Do: The Adoption of Innovative STD Practices in Local Health Jurisdictions Jose Jimenez: Patient Activation and […]

Special Journal Issue on ACOs

The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law is releasing a special issue on ACOS, “Assessing Accountable Care Organizations: Cost, Quality, and Market Power.” The issue features several articles by CHOIR and colleagues: Brent D. Fulton, Vishaal Pegany, Beth Keolanui, and Richard M. Scheffler. Growth of Accountable Care Organizations in California: Number, Characteristics, and State […]

CHOIR Receives Center of Excellence Award to Accelerate Innovation

CHOIR has received a National Center of Excellence award in collaboration with the Dartmouth Institute for the Clinical and Evaluative Sciences and the High Value Healthcare Collaborative. The award is one of three established by a five-year, $52 million Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant to study high-performing health care systems and their ability to adopt […]