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Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Education, Training, & Coaching

The evolving healthcare landscape presents tremendous opportunities and challenges to providers who are expected to improve health outcomes and patient experience while containing healthcare costs. Success in this dynamic environment requires providers to maximize their care teams, provide comprehensive care management and coordination, manage population health, and efficiently use health information technology to support patient-centered care delivery. Through PRHI, skilled trainers and coaches help providers mobilize for a value-based healthcare environment.

  • Quality Improvement Training and Coaching (PPC)

    PRHI provides training in our flagship quality improvement methodology, Perfecting Patient Care℠(PPC), which is based on Lean concepts and Toyota Production System's industrial engineering techniques. Offered in a variety of formats—including open or customized PPC Universities, Lean introduction, kaizen events, and on-site coaching for executives, managers, and frontline workers—PPC helps transform organizations into Lean healthcare industry leaders. 

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  • Tomorrow's HealthCare TM (THC)

    THC is PRHI's web-based Quality Improvement tool intended for healthcare executives and managers to lead sustained and rapid corrective action within frontline care teams.

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  • Primary Care Practice Transformation

    PRHI has developed a comprehensive, customizable curriculum that integrates electronic health record meaningful use standards with Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) standards and incorporates practical, real-life examples of how to implement and optimize patient-centered workflows for NCQA PCMH certification. PRHI also provides coaching and project management support for PCMH recognition applications.

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  • Electronic Health Records (EHR)

    As part of the Regional Extension Center program established by the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT, PRHI provides assistance, quality improvement training, workflow redesign, and information on best practices for implementing and optimizing the use of EHR technology to improve the quality and value of healthcare delivery.

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  • Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Activation

    PRHI provides training and coaching in motivational interviewing, which has been proven to increase patients' engagement in treatment and compliance. PRHI incorporates this training in our projects and also offers open classes and coaching.

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  • Fellowships

    The Foundation runs four annual fellowships that provide graduate students in health-related fields with interdisciplinary interaction: Patient Safety (focuses on quality and safety in healthcare settings and provides participants the opportunity to apply learnings in a real-world healthcare setting), Jonas Salk (focuses on creating a high-performing health system from scratch), Death and Dying (explores the medical, legal, social, cultural-familial, and spiritual components of end-of-life care, using JHF's Closure model), and QI2T Health Innovators (explores emerging digital health trends). 

  • Internships

    Summer internships give graduate students in health-related fields the opportunity to participate in the work of JHF and PRHI for ten weeks during summer break. Recruitment for the 2017 summer internship program is now closed.

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  • Champions Programs

    JHF has demonstrated the important role that leaders or champions play in conceiving, testing, and sustaining quality improvement in health care; and develops and funds an annual program aimed at elevating the skills, knowledge and quality improvement experiences of those committed to the highest level of patient quality. Past Champions programs have included Physician Champion, Nurse Navigator, Pharmacy Agents for Change, and EMS Champions. In 2014, we kicked off Medical Assistant Champions. 

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Programs & Projects