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  • Publications & Videos | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    of Life 20 HIV AIDS 23 Infection Control 14 Israel 16 Labor Induction 1 Long Term Care 22 Observation Status 3 Patient Centered Medical Home 20 Payment Reform 19 Process Standardization 54 Public Health 24 Readmissions Reduction 40 Ventilator Associated Pneumonia 3 JHF ORG Publications Videos Publications Videos Labor Induction 2009 With the goal of reducing inappropriate inductions learn how a team from Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/publications-videos/show.php?61 (2016-04-30)
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  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees Approves up to $165,000 in Grants | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    and promotes communication with physicians The session will also highlight local models for senior engagement including those being developed by the Southwestern PA Partnership for Aging SWPPA through a planning grant from JHF and other funders The second planning exercise will advance creative models for senior housing In partnership with the Jewish Association on Aging JAA the Foundation will fund a national meeting to explore innovative design and financing models that respond to senior housing needs in the Jewish community with and without supportive services and programming There are seniors who are well vulnerable and frail across all socioeconomic ranges Dr Feinstein says We want to provide options to all of these groups with the goal of maximizing connections affordability and independence JHF s third planning effort will focus on creating senior friendly models of care JHF will hold listening sessions with thought leaders and practitioners from primary care behavioral health social services social work pharmacy dental specialty and post acute care and community based living JHF will also solicit information from patients families and caregivers Most traditional healthcare environments weren t created to meet the special needs of aging patients Dr Feinstein says We also recognize that there is a serious shortage of geriatricians to care for a growing senior population We want to re imagine the entire delivery system looking at models that weave together medical social and behavioral health services and harness new technologies and care team roles such as community health workers Preparing for the Transition to Managed Long Term Services and Supports Supporting Community Independence and Choice for Vulnerable Populations On January 1 2017 a new Managed Long Term Services and Supports MLTSS program will launch in western Pennsylvania delivering long term services and supports to seniors and disabled individuals through capitated Medicaid managed care programs In other states that have implemented MLTSS eligible populations have often benefited from a more integrated care network that increases access to home and community based services which preserve independence while helping to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and institutionalizations that diminish quality of life and deplete budgets Western Pennsylvania with its strong track record in outreach enrollment and network building for the health insurance marketplace was selected as the first to implement MLTSS called Community HealthChoices or CHC in Pennsylvania CHC will serve an estimated 450 000 individuals across the commonwealth To help ensure a smooth roll out of MLTSS in western Pennsylvania JHF and the United Way of Allegheny County have convened community planning sessions with more than 100 regional stakeholders including those representing service providers community organizations and consumer advocacy groups In April the Foundation convened a day long forum for managed care organizations to meet with potential MLTSS network participants including those representing housing organizations home care durable medical equipment skilled nursing and other neighborhood based groups To further ensure that seniors veterans and disabled individuals receive maximum benefit from the transition to MLTSS the Foundation has approved grant of up to 60 000 to Community Catalyst

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/news/press-releases/show.php?88 (2016-04-30)
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  • Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative a Featured Contributor in New Book on Harnessing Wisdom of Learning Collaboratives to Improve Care, Save Lives | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    programs for young and emerging professionals to its Perfecting Patient Care SM quality improvement training to its role as a leader and founding member of the Network for Regional Health Improvement NRHI which is a collection of 30 plus regional collaboratives from around the U S that partner to advance population health and policy In Western Pennsylvania and beyond PRHI has guided efforts to drastically reduce hospital acquired infections bolster the healthcare workforce and transform care delivery and payment through demonstration projects that smooth the transition for patients between medical and community settings and integrate physical and behavioral health care Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation All In Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care captures a wealth of experience by healthcare professionals who have designed and run healthcare collaboratives The book covers the origin of the healthcare collaborative before delving into many successful collaborative efforts with various goals and in diverse settings The authors share their best practices and how they overcame challenges Dr Feinstein and Nancy Zionts JHF s chief operating and program officer contributed a book chapter on engaging patients and families in their care to improve health outcomes PRHI Chief Medical and Informatics Officer Bruce Block MD and Dr Feinstein collaborated on another chapter focused on translating knowledge into action on the front lines of health care PRHI Consultant Susan Elster PhD contributed a case study on PRHI s Champions programs which provide clinical leaders from various disciplines with skills to stimulate organizational success Other topics explored in this collection include recruitment budgeting data and measurement and leadership The authors share how collaboration with colleagues and in some cases even competitors can lead to large scale rapid cycle improvement Contributing to All In Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/news/press-releases/show.php?87 (2016-04-30)
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  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees Approves $1.5 Million in Grants | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    infant attachment maternal health and ability to function and family dynamics Yet this condition which refers to depression experienced during pregnancy and up to one year post partum is often undetected untreated and under reported Women often do not seek care because of the stigma surrounding depression the lack of screening awareness and diagnosis an inability to access timely psychiatric resources and the lack of care models that do not require mother and baby to be separated To better support women in this high risk but historically underserved population Allegheny Health Network AHN is working to create a new community service for perinatal depression which includes state of the art screening tools an innovative treatment model that keeps mother and baby together while also including fathers and extended family and a broad education campaign to increase public awareness of the condition and engage providers JHF will provide 150 000 in startup funding for the program in 2016 for staff operations and testing of the perinatal depression service model JHF s grant is part of a larger investment by AHN and other private funders including the Alexis Joy Foundation and the Staunton Farm Foundation to build out and sustain the perinatal depression program The project builds on the findings of a JHF supported study on perinatal depression conducted by RAND in 2012 which emphasized the importance of screening referral to treatment and services in addressing the condition Perinatal depression was also one of the population health issues explored during the foundation s CHIA event this past summer AHN s program will screen parents for depression risk prenatally in pediatric offices and during the post partum period At risk parents will be referred to behavioral health treatment or to other community supports and babies with difficult attachment will be referred to developmental specialists The program will focus on perinatal depression treatment options that emphasize the mother baby relationship involve fathers and significant others and provide integrated services in both hospital and outpatient settings Katherine Wisner MD an internationally recognized expert in perinatal depression will serve as a consultant for the program Undiagnosed or untreated perinatal depression can have a devastating long term impact on mothers babies families and communities Dr Feinstein says This program has the potential to transform the model of care for perinatal depression enhance quality of life and de stigmatize a treatable condition that touches so many lives yet remains an often overlooked public health crisis Establishing the Stuart Altman Endowed Chair at the Heller School of Brandeis University Stuart Altman the Sol C Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University s Heller School for Social Policy and Management is a renowned economist who has helped shape U S health policy at the highest levels for five decades In recognition of Dr Altman s leadership in health policy and his longstanding partnership with the Foundation JHF will provide 150 000 over three years to support the establishment of the Stuart Altman Endowed Chair within the Heller School

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/news/press-releases/show.php?86 (2016-04-30)
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  • Jewish Healthcare Foundation Board of Trustees Approves $1,333,000 in Grants | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    longtime partners at WQED we will inform educate and encourage a spectrum of stakeholders We want to ignite a dynamic ongoing conversation that will bring clarity to these pressing questions The JHF Data Science Fellowship An Inter professional Training Program in Big Data Healthcare Analytics and Personalized Medicine Over the past 25 years JHF has provided seed funding for a number of academic courses to enhance curriculum and prepare young professionals for an ever evolving healthcare environment These efforts include funding the first courses in patient provider communication and geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine To prepare health professionals for an era of big data health analytics and personalized medicine the Foundation will provide funding to the University of Pittsburgh to develop a JHF Data Science Fellowship program The JHF Data Science Fellowship program will engage students from a range of disciplines including medicine pharmacy nursing and public health in sessions that will equip them with the skills to analyze and act upon health data as well as translate genomic testing into clinical practice The University of Pittsburgh will recruit up to 40 fellows for the first cohort from multiple professional education programs in the region as well as local health professionals working at hospitals and within health systems The program will be housed in the University of Pittsburgh s Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Pittsburgh Biomedical Informatics Training Program PBMITP PBMITP is one of only 12 programs currently funded by a training grant from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health for pre doctoral and post doctoral students in biomedical informatics A profusion of new health data coupled with advances in treatments tailored to specific populations hold tremendous potential to improve patient care and support a shift towards value driven health care Dr Feinstein says But these gains will only be realized if we provide young health professionals with a platform to learn about and apply concepts related to big data analytics and personalized medicine in an interdisciplinary setting Through our partnership with the University of Pittsburgh we want to establish a model of excellence that other academic health centers across the country can adopt JHF at 25 Past Forward It has been 25 years since JHF was created with the proceeds from the sale of Pittsburgh s Montefiore Hospital To reflect on ways that the Foundation and its many partners have strived to enhance health and health care in the Pittsburgh region and beyond and continue its tradition of confronting urgent health topics JHF will provide funding for a variety of communications projects including A special edition of the JHF s ROOTS magazine which will tell the story of the JHF s founding and journey over the past 25 years in the words of trustees community leaders partners and staff The publication will be distributed in the Fall of 2015 A year long education series in the Jewish Chronicle which will celebrate JHF s founders and its collaborative efforts to

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/news/press-releases/show.php?85 (2016-04-30)
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  • Press Releases Archive | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    innovation to receive a 5 000 prize April 8 2014 The Allegheny Conference and JHF sponsor a special topic healthcare briefing on March 28 Extending Coverage While Managing Costs What Pittsburgh Can Learn from Massachusetts March 13 2014 JHF Launches HPV Vaccination Initiative January 30 2014 Highmark Takes Gold in Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in End of Life Care November 21 2013 Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative Kicks off Primary Care Resource Center PCRC Project April 15 2013 PRHI Certified by CMS to Receive Medicare Claims Data to Help Consumers in Western Pennsylvania Make Better Decisions about Their Providers April 1 2013 Jewish Healthcare Foundation Awards 1 4 million in Grants January 7 2013 The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare Receives the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award January 7 2013 COSTA FITZGERALD TO CUT RIBBON AT OPENING OF HEALTHCARE QUALITY TRAINING CENTER December 5 2012 JHF one of five partners in CMS grant focused on area nursing homes October 9 2012 Statewide Closure conference a resounding success April 5 2012 JHF Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary and Announces a New Round of Funding August 25 2011 Jewish Healthcare Foundation and WQED to Premiere New End of Life Documentary May 26 2011 Board of Trustees Approves Grants June 8 2010 RFA Issued for 2010 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care Deadline June 14 2010 April 28 2010 Post Gazette Sunday Forum by Karen Wolk Feinstein Israel does health care right August 2 2009 Board of Trustees Approves Grants December 24 2008 Magee Allegheny General and VA Hospital Teams Selected as First Recipients of The Fine Awards November 20 2008 Jewish Healthcare Foundation and United Way launch Fellowship April 29 2008 Jewish Healthcare Foundation approves more than 1 5 million in funding December 17 2007 Just published Silence Kills Speaking

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  • The Empowered Patient (PBS Special) | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    a unique blend of research education grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and health of populations with a focus on improving the quality efficiency and safety of health care JHF and its two operating arms the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative PRHI and Health Careers Futures HCF are located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and serve a national and global audience JHF is also a founding member of

    Original URL path: http://www.jhf.org/news/show.php?116 (2016-04-30)
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  • 2014 Fine Awards for Teamwork Excellence in Health Care Announced | Jewish Healthcare Foundation
    system wide change through innovative quality improvement initiatives aimed at delivering safer more efficient and patient focused care The 2014 finalists are project titles in parentheses Allegheny Health Network Allegheny Valley Hospital Eliminating Hospital Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infections Allegheny Health Network Forbes Hospital Reducing Incidence of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections Allegheny Health Network Saint Vincent Health Center Improving Safe Use of Opioid Therapy Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Creating a Culture of Excellence in Central Line Care Excela Health Acinetobacter Learning How to Eradicate Resistant Organisms St Clair Hospital Surgical Site Infection Prevention The Bone and Joint Center Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Total Joint Arthroplasty UPMC McKeesport Resolving a Sudden Increase in Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections UPMC St Margaret Spinal Fusion Surgical Site Infection Prevention VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Regional Anesthesia and Pain Prevention for Joint Replacement The winning teams will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on November 12 at the Carnegie Museum in Oakland About The Jewish Healthcare Foundation The Jewish Healthcare Foundation JHF is a public charity that offers a unique blend of research education grantmaking and program management to advance the quality of clinical care and

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