ACTION III Partnerships

ACTION III’s partners are listed below.

Abt Associates ACTION III Team

PI: Andrea Hassol, andrea_hassol@abtassoc.com
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Our partnership is broad and we share an interest in improving care coordination, quality, and efficiency across the entire care continuum. Experts in quality measurement and public reporting, payment incentives and value-based purchasing, care coordination and care pathway redesign, and patient health literacy and navigation, all focus on the entire care continuum and transitions across settings, from primary and urgent care through acute inpatient care and long-term and postacute care.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: AL, MA, NY, PA.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • Cook County Health and Hospital System, Division of Nursing.
  • Geisinger Health System.
  • Kindred Healthcare.
  • Montefiore Health System.
  • Partners HealthCare.
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory and Community Based)
  • Cook County Health and Hospital System, Division of Nursing.
  • Geisinger Health System.
  • Kindred Healthcare.
  • Montefiore Health System.
  • Partners HealthCare.
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.
Health Care Providers (Long Term Care)
  • Geisinger Health System.
  • Kindred Healthcare.
  • Partners Healthcare.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Geisinger Health System.
  • Kindred Healthcare (integrated for LTPAC).
  • Montefiore Health System.
  • Partners HealthCare.
Systems That Contain Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Cook County Health and Hospital System, Division of Nursing.
  • Montefiore Health System.
  • Partners HealthCare.
Primary Care Research Networks (Practice-Based Research Networks)
  • Montefiore Health System.
  • Partners HealthCare.
  • University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.
Health Services Research Organizations
Nonacademic
  • Abt Associates.
  • Atlas Research.
  • ECRI Institute.
Academic
  • Brown University Center for Long Term Care Quality and Innovation.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Safety Organizations
 
  • ECRI Institute.
  • The Joint Commission.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
 
  • Atlas Research.
  • Crosby Marketing Communications.
  • Kairos Consulting.
Total # Organizations: 13

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

PI: Elizabeth Frentzel, efrentzel@AIR.ORG
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Partnership with extensive delivery system research experience, access to diverse health care systems, access to and ability to integrate data from multiple and extensive data systems, and ability to leverage multiple partners for wide spread of evidence-based innovations.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WA, WI.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (all include inpatient, ambulatory, and long-term care)
  • Baystate Health.
  • Carolinas Health System.
  • Christiana Care.
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network.
  • Mayo Clinic.
  • Mercy Health.
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Research Institute.
  • University of California San Francisco.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Research Organizations
Health Services Research Organizations
  • HMO Research Network.
  • LTG Associates.
  • OCHIN.
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center.
  • Urban Institute.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Organizations
Professional Association
  • American Health Care Association.
Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization
  • IPRO.
  • TMF Health Quality Institute.
Clinician/Healthcare-Associated Infection Expert
  • Trivedi Consultants.
Practice Organization
  • Premier Healthcare Solutions.
Medical Laboratory
  • Diagnostic Labs and Radiology.
Total # Organizations: 22

Billings Clinic—Center for Clinical Translational Research a.k.a. The Quality Commons

PI: Elizabeth Ciemins Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A., eciemins@billingsclinic.org
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: We will improve health of Americans by using our collective wisdom, relationships, diverse capabilities, and a complexity science framework to solve intractable health care challenges and transform patient care. Billings Clinic, the Prime Organization, has a deep connection to this mission. The Clinic strives to be a national leader in quality, patient safety, and value and recognizes that a culture of innovation and true integration of health services research into the fabric of the system are critical to achieving this leadership position. Driving this work is a deep commitment to improving health care of patients served by the Clinic and inspiring advances in health care policy and delivery across the country.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: ME, MN, MT, PA, VT, WA, WV.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • Einstein Healthcare Network.
  • Maine Medical Center.
  • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • Cabin Creek Health Systems.
  • Einstein Healthcare Network.
  • Maine Medical Center.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Billings Clinic.
  • Park Nicollet HealthPartners Care Group.
Primary Care Research Networks
  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
Other Community Health Centers/Networks
  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • Brandeis University.
  • Division of Research, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • University of Michigan, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health.
Nonacademic
  • Group Health Research Institute.
  • Institute of Translational Health Sciences.
Other Advocacy, Quality, Stakeholder Organizations
 
  • Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation.
Total # Organizations: 12
Additional Research Partners
  • Ruth Anderson, RN, M.S.N., Ph.D., FAAN, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC.
  • James Begun, M.A., Ph.D., Professor, University of Minnesota, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Holly Lanham, M.B.A., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Department of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, San Antonio, TX; South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, Austin, TX.
  • Arvind Singhal, Ph.D., Professor, Director, Social Justice Initiative, University of Texas El Paso, Department of Communication, El Paso, TX.
  • N. Marcus Thygeson, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA.

Health Research and Educational Trust

PI: Steve Hines, shines3@aha.org
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the health care system through applied research, demonstration projects, and large-scale implementation efforts.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: All plus DC and PR.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Integrated Delivery Systems/Systems of Affiliated Providers)
  • Advocate Healthcare.
  • Atlanticare.
  • Baylor Health Care System.
  • Baystate Health.
  • Christiana Care Health System.
  • Dignity Health.
  • Henry Ford Health System.
  • Inova Health System.
  • Mayo Clinic and Health System.
  • Mercy Health Ohio.
  • North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
  • Sentara.
  • Sharp HealthCare.
  • TENET Healthcare Corporation.
  • Tulane Healthcare.
  • UCLA-Ronald Reagan Hospital.
Research Organizations
Universities or University Affiliates:
  • Cornell University.
  • Harvard Medical School.
  • Ohio State University.
  • University of Alabama-Birmingham.
  • University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center.
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Other Research Organizations
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Collaboration.
  • Atlas Research.
  • IMPAQ International.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Organizations
Stakeholder/Trade Associations
  • American Hospital Association.
  • American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
  • Association for Community Health Improvement.
  • Institute for Diversity.
  • National Ambulatory Surgery Associations.
  • State Ambulatory Surgery Associations for ID, MA, MD, MI.
  • State Hospital Associations of AR, CO, FL, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, NH, NJ, NV, OR, PR, SC, TN, WA, WI.
Professional Societies
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
  • Emergency Nurses Association.
  • Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.
  • Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America.
Other Provider Representative Organizations
  • American Health Care Association.
  • Leading Age.
  • Massachusetts Senior Care Association.
  • Medical Group Management Association.
  • Qualidigm (CT Quality Improvement Organization).
Patient Advocacy Organizations
  • Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care.
  • National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.
  • Project Patient Care.
Total # Organizations: 77

Intermountain Healthcare—Health Care Delivery in ACTION III

PI: Lucy Savitz, lucy.savitz@imail.org
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Our network is a delivery-system-based learning laboratory, offering a national cross-section of the industry. Our network is built on longstanding collaborative work that leverages the High Value Healthcare Collaborative to engage members beyond the core partner subset. We also use an executed master collaborative agreement, an established data trust, and a centralized Institutional Review Board to engage a preexisting and far-reaching dissemination channel for accelerated spread. Our network draws on more than 95 expert investigators in quality improvement, patient safety, implementation science, program evaluation, and finance to support evidence-based practice and care innovations. We aim to serve as a model delivery-system-based network to improve the health of those we serve through continued advancement of our services.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, ID, MN, MT, NH, OR, TX, UT, WA, WI.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Baylor Scott & White Health.
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthcare System.
  • Denver Health.
  • Hawaii Pacific Health.
  • Intermountain Healthcare.
  • Mayo Clinic and Health System.
  • Providence Health and Services.
Research Organizations
Health Services Research Organizations (Academic)
  • University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (a National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award).
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Employers
  • Deloitte Consulting.
Other
  • High Value Healthcare Collaborative.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
Communications/Web
  • Mebane Media Communications.
  • SquishyMedia.
Total # Organizations: 7

John Snow, Inc.—The Safety Net Partnership

PI: Susan Grantham, Ph.D., sgrantham@jsi.com
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: The purpose of the Safety Net Partnership is to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of primary care and behavioral health services delivery and transitions across all providers to populations who are socioeconomically disadvantaged or have difficulty accessing or engaging in health care. This is achieved by conducting field-based research to develop interventions, pilot test interventions in active practice settings, implement interventions, spread evidence-based interventions, and conduct analysis and assessment. The partnership also works to improve the nationwide safety net system and health services delivery overall by sharing and disseminating knowledge gained through this research.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: CA, MA, MD, ME, NH.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • Aroostook Mental Health Center.
  • Tri-County Mental Health Services.
Other Community Health Centers/Networks
  • Community Care Alliance.
  • Community Health Center Network.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • AltaMed Health Services.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Penobscot Community Health Center.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • Center for Health Workforce Studies.
  • Institute for Health Policy and Practice, University of New Hampshire.
Nonacademic
  • Ballit Health Purchasing.
  • Collaborative Healthcare Strategies.
  • Full Circle Projects.
  • John Snow, Inc..
  • The Urban Institute.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Safety Groups
 
  • California Primary Care Association.
  • Integrated Healthcare Association.
  • Maine Primary Care Association.
  • Maine Quality Counts.
  • North Country Health Consortium.
  • Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
 
  • Insight Informatics.
Total # Member Organizations: 20

Johns Hopkins University Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

PI: Jill Marsteller, jmarste2@jhu.edu
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: We partner with patients, their loved ones, and all interested parties to end preventable harm, continuously improve patient outcomes and experience, and eliminate waste in health care.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: MD.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • All Children's Hospital.
  • Bayview Medical Center.
  • Howard County Medical Center.
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Suburban Medical Center.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • DaVita Partners.
  • Fresenius Medical Care.
  • Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.
  • Johns Hopkins Home Care.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Johns Hopkins Health System.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Baltimore Medical Systems.
Research Organizations
Health Services Research Organizations (Academic)
  • Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research at the School of Public Health at UC-Berkeley.
  • Center for Medication Quality and Outcomes, Department of Pharmacy, Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center.
  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
  • University of Maryland School of Nursing.
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health.
  • University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement.
  • Welch Medical Library at Johns Hospital University.
Research Consortia
  • University Health System Consortium.
Health Plans/Insurers
 
  • Johns Hopkins Health Care.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Professional or Trade Associations
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Quality Collaboration.
  • American College of Surgeons.
  • American Medical Association.
  • Arkansas Hospital Association.
  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
  • Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.
  • Georgia Hospital Association.
  • Hawaii Safer Care.
  • Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania.
  • Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition.
  • Minnesota Hospital Association.
  • Missouri Hospital Association.
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • VHA.
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association.
Quality Improvement or Measurement Organizations (including Quality Improvement Organizations [QIOs]/Quality Innovation Networks QINs)
  • Anesthesia Quality Institute.
  • CECity.
  • Delmarva Foundation (DC QIN-QIO),.
  • Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone Center.
  • Press Ganey Associates.
  • The Joint Commission.
  • The Leapfrog Group.
  • VHQC (MD/VA QIN-QIO),.
  • World Health Organization Patient Safety Programme.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
Communications / Web Application Organizations
  • CECity.
  • Jubilant Technologies.
  • Pantheon.
  • Strategic Planning Communications.
Informatics/Data Analysis Organizations
  • CECity.
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
  • Pantheon.
Other Technical Support
  • CECity (Registry Support).
  • Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Arts.
  • Douglas Solomon Consulting.
  • Lime Group International.
  • Zipperer Project Management.
Total # Organizations: 52

The Lewin Group Partnership

PI: Anjali Jain, M.D., Anjali.Jain@lewin.com
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: The Lewin Group's mission of improving health and human services policy and practice through research and knowledge acquisition and contributing to the effective and efficient delivery of health and human services aligns with ACTION III's four priorities of health care quality, safety, accessibility, and efficiency. The Lewin Group Partnership focuses on:

  1. Understanding the needs of children and other priority populations, such as underserved people, and improving the reach of effective health care interventions to these critical populations.
  2. Integrating the diverse perspectives of health systems, payers, providers, and patients to improve quality, safety, accessibility, and efficiency of care.

States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: AK, DC, OH, OK, VA, WA.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • Children's National Medical Center.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
  • Seattle Children's Hospital.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • Children's National Medical Center.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
  • Seattle Children's Hospital.
Health Services Research Organizations
Nonacademic
  • Lewin Group.
  • Optum.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Professional or Trade Associations/Organizations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • American Medical Group Association.
Quality Improvement or Measurement Organizations (including Quality Improvement Organizations/Quality Innovation Networks)
  • HealthInsight.
  • Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
Communications/Web Application Organizations
  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Informatics/Data Analysis Organizations
  • VMD Systems.
Total # Member Organizations: 11

MedStar ACTION III Network

PI: Christine Goeschel, RN, FAAN, M.P.A., M.P.S., Sc.D., chris.a.goeschel@medstar.net
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: We invited ACTION III partners based on our belief in the wisdom of diverse groups working together, our commitment to scientifically sound yet feasible interventions to improve health care, and our existing professional relationships. Our network has extensive experience in systems engineering, particularly the subdiscipline of system safety engineering, which includes industrial systems engineering, human factors engineering, and resilience engineering. Resources include the State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, with engineers on staff and systems engineering leaders on faculty from around the most prominent systems engineering centers in the United States. MedStar Health hospitals employ, at the local level, dozens of industrial systems engineers who work on efficiency and safety issues. MedStar has a large and growing ambulatory practice base, and risk management, quality, safety, and human factors leaders work closely to make the system safer. Our provider partner in Michigan also benefits from a large patient safety center with engineering and high-reliability strength.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: DC, MD, VA.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Medstar Health System.
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • MedStar Franklin Medical Center.
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital.
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital.
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center.
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
  • MedStar St. Mary's Hospital.
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • MedStar Medical Group.
  • MedStar PromptCare.
Other
  • Prince George's County Health Department.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • CAPRICORN Practice-Based Research Network.
  • George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Georgetown University Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics.
  • Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
  • Hilltop Institute, University of Maryland Baltimore County.
  • Michigan Hospital Association Keystone Center.
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  • University of Florida College of Medicine.
  • University of Texas Health, School of Biomedical Informatics.
  • Virginia Tech, Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Research Consortia
  • University HealthSystem Consortium.
Other Advocacy, Quality, Stakeholder Groups
 
  • Consumers Advancing Patient Safety.
  • Delmarva Foundation.
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
  • Maryland Hospital Association.
  • Maryland Patient Safety Center.
  • Project Patient Care.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
 
  • 1776.
  • Aptima.
  • Fors Marsh Group.
Total # Organizations: 22

NORC at the University of Chicago

PI: Prashila Dullabh, Dullabh-prashila@norc.org
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: NORC's partnership comprises organizations that collectively offer the substantive, technical, and methodological expertise, diversity in functional capabilities, scale and capacity, geographic coverage, diversity in care settings, and populations (including priority populations) relevant under ACTION III. NORC and its partners have extensive experience in field-based research related to improving access to and delivery of high-quality, efficient, and affordable health care services. We offer AHRQ a partnership with a deep bench in health information technology and informatics, access to a wide array of clinical and administrative data sources, and extensive experience in health economics, access, cost benefit, and affordability.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID,  IL, IN, MI, NC, NY, PA, TX, WA.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • Emory University.
  • Geisinger Health.
  • University of Chicago Medicine.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • Alliance of Chicago.
  • Emory University.
  • Geisinger Health.
  • Group Health Cooperative.
  • University of Chicago Medicine.
Health Care Providers (Long Term Care)
  • Emory University.
  • Geisinger Health.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Geisinger Health.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Alliance of Chicago (17).
  • Emory University (2).
  • University of Chicago Medicine (30).
Other Community Health Centers/Networks
  • Alliance of Chicago.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • George Washington University School of Medicine, Health Sciences (Office for Clinical Practice Innovation) and the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Department of Health Policy).
  • National Improvement Partnership Network, c/o University of Vermont (Burlington, VT).
  • NORC.
Nonacademic
  • Medica Research Institute.
Health Plans/Insurers
 
  • Health Care Cost Institute*.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Quality Improvement or Measurement Organizations (including Quality Improvement Organizations/Quality Innovation Networks )
  • Health Services Advisory Group.
  • Stratis Health.
  •  .
Other
  • Chicago Community Trust.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
Communications/Web Application Organizations
  • Burness Communications.
Informatics/Data Analysis Organizations
  • Audacious Inquiry.
Total # Organizations: 39
Other Research Partners
  • Patricia Brennan, Human Factors and Systems Engineering Consultant.
  • Matthew Maciejewski, Health Economist.

* Payer nonprofit organization that provides health care utilization and cost data for Americans covered by private insurance.

RTI International

PI: Asta Sorensen, asorensen@rti.org
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Our partnership goals are consistent with RTI's mission: to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Through this partnership, we seek to assist AHRQ in the development of new knowledge and translation and diffusion of that knowledge to practice-based settings.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: CT, IL, MA, NC, NY, TN.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems (all include inpatient and ambulatory providers; some include long-term care)
  • New York University.
  • Northwestern University.
  • Rush University Medical Center.
  • University of Massachusetts.
  • University of North Carolina.
  • Vanderbilt University.
  • Vidant Health.
Other Community Health Centers/Networks
  • Community Health Center, Inc..
  • Institute for Family Health.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • North Carolina A&T.
  • University of North Carolina Sheps Center.
  • Others affiliated with other member organizations.
Nonacademic
  • RTI International.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
 
  • NJ-HITECH.
  • Telligen.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
 
  • Arch Systems.
  • Browne and Associates.
  • Clinovations Government Solutions.
  • Genova Technologies.
  • HERMES, LLC.
  • Medical Teamwork Consultants.
  • National Perinatal Information Center.
  • Radiant InfoTech.
  • The Henne Group.
Total # Organizations: 22

University of Colorado—Denver: Colorado ACTION Partnership

PI: Mark Gritz, mark.gritz@ucdenver.edu
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: The Colorado ACTION Partnership (CAP) is composed of a comprehensive university, health delivery systems, organizations of affiliated health care providers, independent health care providers, researchers, implementation and quality improvement scientists, and communications experts. CAP's mission is to integrate practice-based research and implementation science into practice-based implementation research. Our partnership is focused in the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain region but we have national reach through our partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network and other research partners. CAP's goals are to rapidly perform practice-based implementation research Our partnership has developed a deep understanding and commitment to integrating practice-based research. We have built on our long and successful history of establishing and working with practice-based research networks and other health care delivery systems to develop and translate research findings into health care practice through the active participation of practitioners, patients, and other stakeholders. We also conduct research in real-world settings to understand the processes through which practices and organizations adopted new approaches and the context in which these innovations resulted in sustained changes.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: CO, IA, MN, ND, NE, OK, SD, WY.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Inpatient)
  • Avera Health.
  • Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
  • University of Colorado Health.
  • University of Oklahoma Physicians.
Health Care Providers (Ambulatory)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network.
  • Avera Health.
  • Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
  • Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network.
  • State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners.
  • University of Colorado Health.
  • University of Oklahoma Physicians.
Health Care Providers (Long-Term Care)
  • Avera Health.
Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Avera Health.
  • Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
  • University of Colorado Health.
Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Colorado Community Health Network.
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Primary Care Research Networks
  • American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network.
  • Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network.
  • State Networks of Colorado Ambulatory Practices and Partners.
Other Community Health Networks
  • Colorado Community Health Network.
Health Services Research Organizations
Academic
  • University of Colorado.
  • University of Oklahoma Physicians.
Nonacademic
  • Avera Research Institute.
  • Center for Health Systems Research at Denver Health.
  • Center for Research Strategies.
  • Insight Policy Research.
Health Plans/Insurers
 
  • Colorado Access.
  • Colorado HealthOP.
  • Denver Health and Hospital Authority.
Professional or Trade Associations/Organizations
 
  • American Academy of Family Physicians.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Quality Improvement or Measurement Organizations (including Quality Improvement Organizations/Quality Innovation Networks)
  • Great Plains QIN.
  • Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.
Improvement or Learning
  • Health Team Works.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
Communications/Web Application Organizations
  • Duty First Consulting.
  • Klein Buendel.
Informatics/Data Analysis Organizations
  • DARTNet Institute.
  • Quality Health Network.
Other Technical Support
  • Milliman.
Total # Organizations: 22

Westat Partnership

PI: Russ Mardon, RussMardon@Westat.com

Operational Lead: Laurie May, LaurieMay@westat.com
Partnership Mission, Niche, and/or Goals: Westat developed its team with strong measurement and analytic capabilities, and representation of diverse, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and understudied populations in urban and rural regional areas.
States in Which Health Care Provider Organizations Are Located: MI, MS, PA.

Partnership Composition

Health Care Providers
Health Care Providers (Academic)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center/University Hospitals and Health Systems.
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and UPMC Health Plan.
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Health Services Research Organizations
Nonacademic
  • Avar Consulting.
  • JEN Associates.
  • RAND Corporation.
  • StrategyGen.
  • Westat.
Other Advocacy, Quality, and Stakeholder Groups
Advocacy Groups or Organizations
  • PatientsLikeMe.
Quality Improvement or Measurement Organizations (including Quality Improvement Organizations/Quality Innovation Networks)
  • Information and Quality Health Care, Mississippi's Quality Improvement Organization.
  • Michigan Health and Hospital Association.
  • Michigan's Health Care Quality Improvement Organization.
Improvement or Learning
  • University HealthSystem Consortium.
Technical Support/Other Expertise
 
  • Hershel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy at the University of Maryland.
Total # Organizations: 14

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Internet Citation: ACTION III Partnerships. Content last reviewed May 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/translating/action3/actionIIIpartners.html