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HRET Guide: Helping Hospital Systems Achieve High Performance

Multi-hospital health systems are the most common organizational structure in the hospital industry. With Commonwealth Fund support, the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) has prepared A Guide to Achieving High Performance in Multi-Hospital Health Systems to inform system leaders about what they can do to ensure that patients across all of their hospitals receive high-quality care. The best practices fall into four categories:

  • Establishing a system-wide strategic plan with measurable goals.
  • Creating alignment across the health system with goals and incentives.
  • Leveraging data and measurement across the organization.
  • Standardizing and spreading best practices across the health system.

Visit the HRET Web site to review the audio file and presentation files from a recent webinar on high-performing hospital health systems, during which leaders from three systems discussed their experiences in improving care.

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