Project Summary

Jefferson Health’s Capacity Building Project will focus on four areas that will best position the enterprise for future calls for Implementation Project proposals:

  • Enhancing Jefferson’s ability to pursue implementation projects in response to future calls.
  • Identifying, developing and optimizing implementation strategies and approaches that can be rapidly deployed to support future implementation projects across a broad range of topics.
  • Enhancing electronic health record (EHR) or other data/IT systems to facilitate implementation and program evaluation.
  • Enhancing data infrastructure, staffing structures and governance to support evaluation.

The rapid expansion of Jefferson into the region’s largest healthcare provider during the COVID pandemic has created opportunities and challenges across their enterprise. Out of necessity in navigating the pandemic, Jefferson has focused heavily on acute care clinical integration. Coming out of the public health emergency, Jefferson’s efforts are focused on becoming a truly integrated system across the continuum of care. During the course of the project Jefferson will form an enterprise-wide Advisory Council to answer future calls, centralize registries, identify EHR disconnects from two separate systems and create new workflows across five pillars of care. These efforts will be led by the President’s Office, the Office of the Chief Clinical Officer and Information Systems and Technology. These activities are designed to enable Jefferson to fully leverage across the continuum of care a program called OnPoint. Organizational quality and safety are managed with the platform and team, and OnPoint unifies focus and execution on priority activities in quality, safety, patient experience, health equity and population health. The program enables local clinical and operational leaders to monitor and improve quality, safety and experience within their area of the organization. The ability to fully leverage this program ensures our ability for widespread adoption of evidence-based interventions in future calls for proposals.

Health System Name

  • Jefferson Health

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Baligh Yehia, MD, MPP, MsC, President
  • Patricia Henwood, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer & James D and Mary Jo Danella Chief Quality Officer

About HSII Capacity Building Projects
Funding for HSII Capacity Building Projects was the first funding opportunity available under HSII, to support HSII Participants’ efforts to prepare for successful implementation and program evaluation as part of HSII Implementation Projects. Through HSII, HSII Participants will undertake implementation projects to actively advance the adoption of new evidence, drawn from PCORI-funded research, into their care delivery settings.

Project Information

Jefferson Health

Key Dates

June 2023
December 2024
Last updated: June 27, 2023