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Bruce Hall, MD, PhD

Dr. Bruce Hall is Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for BJC HealthCare and leads the Clinical Advisory Group for the BJC Center for Clinical Excellence. Dr. Hall oversees clinical advisory services focusing on identification of high impact clinical quality, coordination, integration, and resource management issues, and efforts to address such issues relevant to 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. Dr. Hall also oversees system efforts to successfully participate in alternative payment and episode payment models.

Dr. Hall’s group collaborates in the development and implementation of outcomes and value metrics for improvement opportunities. In addition, Dr. Hall works closely with the supply chain group to oversee interventions and procedures around resource management, interfacing as well with nursing, pharmacy, and ancillary (laboratory and radiology) services.

Dr. Hall 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 13 years he taught health care economics and management courses, and now continues to guest lecture. He is also a senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy.

Bruce earned his B.A. degree in biochemical sciences, Magna cum Laude, from Princeton University in 1984; his Ph.D. in immunology from Duke University in 1991; his medical degree from Duke University in 1992; and an M.B.A. 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 and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. 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 has been a director of the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for more than 12 years. He is the surgical champion for that program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and has coordinated implementation of that program in other BJC hospitals as part of surgical and procedural preventable harms efforts. Dr. Hall has been active in the Department of Surgery leadership promoting quality measurement and improvement, and has 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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