Advisory Group

ALL IN: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care



Anne-Marie Audet, MD, MSc   

Vice President, Health System Reform & Breakthrough Opportunities, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY

James Battles, PhD      

Social Science Analyst, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD

Marc Bennett, MD  

President & CEO, HealthInsight, Salt Lake City, UT

Mary Dixon-Woods      

Professor, Medical Sociology University of Leicester         Leicester, UK

Tom Evans, MD

President & CEO Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines, IA


Helen Haskell

Founder & President Mothers Against Medical Error, Macon, GA


Steve Hines, PhD

Chief Research Officer Health Research & Educational Trust, Chicago, IL 


Brent James, MD, MStat 

Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Health Care Executive Director, Intermountain Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Salt Lake City, UT

Hillary Jalon, MS

Director Quality Improvement, United Hospital Fund, New York, NY

Andrea Kabcenell

Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA and Ithaca, NY

Joe McCannon

Co-Founder & Principle Billions Institute, Cambridge, MA

Paul McGann, MD

Co-Director Partnership for Patients, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Campaign Leadership CSM/CCSQ, Baltimore, MD

Michael McGinnis, MD, MA, MPP

Senior Scholar Institute of Medicine, Washington DC

Harold Miller, MD

President & CEO Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, Pittsburg, PA

Gary Oftedahl, MD      

Retired, Chief Knowledge Officer Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Minneapolis, MN

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM

Sr. Vice President for Patient Safety & Quality, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, John Hopkins Medicine

Chris Queram, MA

President & CEO Wisconsin Collaborative for Health Care Quality, Middleton, WI

Roger Resar, MD

Senior Fellow Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, MA

Heather Rosett

Program Associate, Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Marybeth Sharpe, PhD

Program Director, Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Diane Stewart, MBA

Senior Director Pacific Business Group on Health, San Francisco, CA

Dennis Wagner, MPA

Co-Director, Partnerships for Patients, Associate Director for Campaign Leadership, CMS/CCSQ, Baltimore, MD

Sam Watson, MSA, CPPS, MT

Senior Vice President Patient Safety and Quality, Executive Director Michigan Keystone, Okemos, MI

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, MSW

President & CEO Jewish Healthcare Foundation, Pittsburg Regional Health Initiative Health Careers Futures, Pittsburg, PA

Bruce Spurlock, MD

President and CEO of Cynosure Health

Pat Teske, RN, MHA

Chief Implementation Officer, Cynosure Health

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Donald Berwick MD, MPP, FRCP Keynote Speaker Address, Healthcare Learning Collaboratives First National Conference

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"In the face of ever-accelerating rates of health reform, the ability to quickly learn and adapt is an increasingly essential survival skill. Collaborative learning, as this book illustrates, is a powerful method to rapidly spread knowledge. Yet knowledge comes in two flavors – “knowledge that” and “knowledge how.” Knowing that a bicycle has two wheels, a seat, handlebars and a foot-pedal crank, for example, stands in sharp contrast to the practical knowledge of how to ride a bike. 

This book assembles the world’s leading experts around healthcare collaborative learning, where “all teach, all learn” to massively accelerate learning and effective change. They share both the theory (knowledge that) and principles of practical application (knowledge how). Their complementary viewpoints and varied practical examples illuminate the central issues and core principles from every angle. That’s what makes it possible to apply these methods to the unique circumstances of any actual healthcare organization."

Brent James, M.D., MStat

Chief Quality Officer, Intermountain Health Care 


"All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care provides a unified vision and approach for developing and implementing internal and large-scale collaboratives. In each chapter, the authors provide valuable insights and practical steps that can be adopted and that are immediately actionable. This book is a reference tool that both the novice and expert improvement leader will come back to again and again. I know that I will.”

Kathleen Ciccone, DrPH, RN

Executive Director, HANYS Quality Institute


"The book is full of countless tactics to be utilized to improve the skills sets of leaders of collaboratives and to further improve the work of collaboratives. I plan to use my notes to reflect on what actions I can take now and in the future for improvement of myself and the work being done."   

Cyndy Dunlap, RN, MPA, NEA-BC, FACHE

Vice President, QualityTexas Hospital Association


"The book contains numerous ideas. The mantra ‘Aims create systems, systems create change’ was primary for me".

Kimberly Cahill, MBA, BSN, RN

Quality Insights Project Coordinator, West Virginia Medical Institute