Lowering medical costs while improving care cannot be achieved unless improvements in healthcare efficiency made at a few pilot sites of an organization can be adopted at all sites. Recognizing this, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) has issued a contract valued at more than $750,000 to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute (PAMFRI). The money will fund a study led by Dorothy Hung, Ph.D., M.A., MPH, assistant scientist at PAMFRI, to analyze and disseminate PAMF’s effort to implement the “Lean” management system across the entire organization. This contract leverages ongoing work that Dr. Hung and her team are conducting as part of an internal evaluation of Lean at PAMF. Read More about PAMF Research Institute Wins AHRQ Grant to Study Efficiency Across Large Healthcare Systems
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is the premier sponsor of the 2nd Annual Burlingame Spirit Run on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013. All proceeds will go to the Burlingame Community Education Foundation to support Burlingame’s public elementary and middle schools.
Starting and ending at Burlingame Intermediate School, the Spirit Run includes 5K and 10K events. A free health expo with fitness activities, demos and booths staffed by PAMF doctors and employees will occur after the races.