Population Health News: Catching Up With Stephen Shortell

Population Health News conducted an interview with CHOIR Director Stephen Shortell to discuss integrated care delivery systems, care quality and population health management, patient engagement, and organizational partnerships. Read an excerpt from the interview below and download the full interview here.   Population Health News: The industry touts integrated delivery systems, such as accountable care […]

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 […]

California ACOs a Model for the Nation?

California Healthline’s Dan Diamond highlights progress among ACOs emerging in California. Diamond cites Steven Shortell and Richard Sheffler’s recent Health Affairs Blog as well as early findings from Blue Shield and Anthem ACO experiences. Read the full article here.

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 […]

CHQI Fosters Innovation, Reports Healthy Returns

CHQI, the Center for health Quality and Innovation, was established in 2010 to foster innovations that promote quality, access, and value at UC medical center campuses and hospitals. Since established the center has issued 50 grants. A recently released report projects a return on investment of more than 5 to 1, with at least $25 […]


NSPO Results Report

On September 10th, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) published “How Physician Groups Manage Their Patients’ Chronic Illness,” a new report on CHOIR’s  National Surveys of Physician Organizations (NSPO) and survey findings. View the RWJF report site here and the full report PDF here. From 1999 to 2013, NSPO included four survey waves to assess the extent to […]

Six Burning Questions Healthcare Leaders Have About ACOs

In November 2013, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy brought together a diverse group of leaders to share their viewpoints on the Accountable Care Orgnization (ACO) movement and to get their feedback on new research by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Care Policy and Clinical Practice and CHOIR at University of California Berkeley School […]

ACO Survey in the News

A recent publication on the first national survey of ACOs generated noteworthy media attention. The original publication, “The First National Survey Of ACOs Finds That Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership And Ownership Roles” is based on joint work among CHOIR and the Dartmouth Institute and appeared in the June 2014 issue of Health Affairs. Media citations: 3BL Media: Accountable Care Organizations In […]