Project Summary

Montefiore Health System’s (MHS) specific capacity-building activities include 1) increased teamwork and quality improvement training and train-the-trainer efforts following initial assessment of capabilities for site teams as “rapid-action” response teams for HSII projects and all future evidence-based implementation efforts; 2) expansion of flexible and adaptable data system architectures to allow for multiple implementation project visual data integration and front-line data filtering to meet actionable data needs for implementation teams; 3) enhanced evaluation support for the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Reporting (OIRAR) to drive rigorous evaluation of future implementation projects; and 4) project management support for the dual-project leaders to create and drive the MHS HSII & Performance Improvement Steering Committee), which will oversee all HSII projects and serve to standardize and share best practices for performance improvement across MHS.

These four capacity building efforts will allow MHS to more flexibly respond to and implement HSII implementation projects, as well as to create a governance structure for HSII and future projects for decades to come. Groups involved include the dual-project leaders, the Network Performance Group, the OIRAR, the Health System Engineering team and key stakeholders and leaders from across MHS and Einstein. The capacity building elements being proposed by the MHS are uniquely designed to leverage existing elements of this multi-hospital academic health system and to prepare those elements to engage quickly and efficiently with any future HSII calls for implementation project proposals.

Health System Name

  • Montefiore Health System

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Andrew Racine, MD, PhD, System Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
  • Michael Rinke, MD, PhD, MBA, Vice President and 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

Montefiore Health System

Key Dates

June 2023
January 2025
Last updated: June 27, 2023