Published in Symptoms & Cures, April 22, 2015 In this Take Five, NJHCQI Policy Associate Amanda Melillo  The Quality Institute is the Leapfrog Group’s Regional Roll-Out entity for New Jersey and is responsible for encouraging hospitals to publicly report their safety and quality data via the Leapfrog Hospital Survey   1. The 2015 Leapfrog Hospital Survey […]

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Patricia Kelmar, Senior Policy Advisor for the Quality Institute, recently attended ERCI’s 22nd Annual Conference, which focused on key issues in cancer care delivery. 1. What are some of the most critical policy issues today in cancer care delivery? One of the significant challenges now is the cost of emerging and often extremely expensive treatments. […]

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Dr. Neel Shah, MD, MPP, will be the featured speaker at the Quality Institute’s Spring All Council Conference. Dr. Shah is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at the Ariadne Labs for Health Systems Innovation. He is an expert in designing, testing and spreading system interventions that […]

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Dr. Kemi Alli is Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Austin Health Center, a federally qualified health center in Trenton. Dr. Alli, a board-certified pediatrician, has practiced at the center for more than 18 years. She recently joined the Quality Institute’s Board of Directors. The Henry J. Austin Health Center has worked to help […]

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In February, Trenton City Council voted to raise the minimum legal age to purchase cigarettes and any other tobacco-related products in the City of Trenton. What role did the Trenton Health Team play in making that change happen? We received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from Trinity Health in 2016 to address population health issues. […]

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The Quality Institute’s first Quality Breakfast brought together a panel of experts and an audience with deep experience in health care. This first breakfast and those planned for the future focus on specific initiatives to improve quality. The Quality Institute’s Senior Policy Advisor, Patricia Kelmar, shares key takeaways from the breakfast. The focus was lessons […]

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Joseph F. Scott, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jersey City Medical Center. Scott also was recently appointed as Executive Vice President of the Office of Health Care Transformation, RWJBarnabas Health. You will continue with your CEO role while also leading the Office of Health Care Transformation at RWJBarnabas Health. Why did RWJBarnabas Health […]

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