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Bruce Hall, MD, PhD

Dr. Bruce Hall is the vice president of Patient-Centered Outcomes and the Clinical Advisory Group for the Center for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Hall oversees clinical consulting services focusing on identification and priority populations. Dr. Hall is primarily responsible for physician engagement strategies to drive improvements in clinical outcomes, decreases in preventable harm and improved efficiency of resource utilization. He collaborates with team members in the development and implementation of outcomes and value metrics for improvement opportunities. In addition, Hall works closely with the supply chain group to oversee interventions and procedures as well as nursing, pharmacy, and ancillary (laboratory and radiology) services.

Dr. Hall is on the Washington University faculty. He is a professor of surgery in the Washington University School of Medicine and is dually appointed as professor of Healthcare Management for the Olin Business School, where for 12 years, he has taught health care economics and management courses. He is also a senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy.

Bruce earned his degree in biochemical sciences, Magna cum Laude, from Princeton University in 1984; a PhD in immunology from Duke University in 1991; medical degree from Duke University in 1992; an MBA with honors from Harvard University's full-time program in 2000. He trained in general surgery in the Harvard program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 1992-1997, and remained on Harvard Medical School’s surgical faculty 1997-2000.

At Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hall has been a member of the Trauma and Acute Care Division followed by the Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and the St. Louis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Hall’s areas of expertise include performance measurement and quality improvement. He is a director of the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for 12 years. He is the surgical champion for that program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and coordinated implementation of that program in other BJC hospitals as part of the Surgical and Procedural Preventable Harms Effort. Dr. Hall has been active in the Department of Surgery leadership promoting quality measurement and improvement, and assisted with a number of improvement efforts at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has served as an American College of Surgeons liaison to the National Quality Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Joint Commission. He has written and lectured extensively on the challenges of performance measurement and quality improvement, as well as related policy issues.

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