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Rocco Perla EdD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUmass Memorial Health Care Inc.
11 Shattuck Street, Office of Quality and Patient Safet
Worcester MA 01605
Phone508-793-5355
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentFamily Medicine and Community Health

    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionBiostatistics And Health Services Research


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    Worcester State College, Worcester, MA, United StatesBSHealth Sciences
    Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, United StatesMABiological Sciences
    University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, United StatesD EDEducation

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    1. Parry G, Provost LP, Provost SM, Little K, Perla RJ. A hybrid Shewhart chart for visualizing and learning from epidemic data. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021 Dec 04; 33(4). PMID: 34865014.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    2. Perla RJ, Provost SM, Parry GJ, Little K, Provost LP. Understanding variation in reported covid-19 deaths with a novel Shewhart chart application. Int J Qual Health Care. 2021 Mar 05; 33(1). PMID: 32589224.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. Onie RD, Lavizzo-Mourey R, Lee TH, Marks JS, Perla RJ. Integrating Social Needs Into Health Care: A Twenty-Year Case Study Of Adaptation And Diffusion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 02; 37(2):240-247. PMID: 29401027.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Perla RJ, Pham H, Gilfillan R, Berwick DM, Baron RJ, Lee P, McCannon CJ, Progar K, Shrank WH. Government As Innovation Catalyst: Lessons From The Early Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation Models. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 02; 37(2):213-221. PMID: 29401006.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Mackenzie SJ, Goldmann DA, Perla RJ, Parry GJ. Measuring Hospital-Wide Mortality-Pitfalls and Potential. J Healthc Qual. 2016 May-Jun; 38(3):187-94. PMID: 25103495.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Perla RJ, Finke B, DeWalt DA. Learning Systems at Scale: Where Policy Meets Practice. JAMA. 2015 Nov 24; 314(20):2131-2. PMID: 26599182.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    7. Perla RJ, Provost LP, Murray SK. Sampling considerations for health care improvement. Qual Manag Health Care. 2014 Oct-Dec; 23(4):268-79. PMID: 25260103.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    
    8. Gitkind MJ, Perla RJ, Manno M, Klugman RA. The "physician-led chart audit: " engaging providers in fortifying a culture of safety. J Patient Saf. 2014 Mar; 10(1):72-9. PMID: 24553444.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Sun GH, MacEachern MP, Perla RJ, Gaines JM, Davis MM, Shrank WH. Health care quality improvement publication trends. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Sep-Oct; 29(5):403-7. PMID: 24101680.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Perla RJ, Hohmann SF, Annis K. Whole-patient measure of safety: using administrative data to assess the probability of highly undesirable events during hospitalization. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Sep-Oct; 35(5):20-31. PMID: 24004036.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Perla RJ, Provost LP, Parry GJ. Seven propositions of the science of improvement: exploring foundations. Qual Manag Health Care. 2013 Jul-Sep; 22(3):170-86. PMID: 23807130.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    
    12. Parry G, Mate K, Perla R, Provost L. Promotion of improvement as a science. Lancet. 2013 Jun 01; 381(9881):1902-3. PMID: 23725726.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Perla RJ, Provost LP, Murray SK. Sampling considerations for health care improvement. Qual Manag Health Care. 2013 Jan-Mar; 22(1):36-47. PMID: 23271592.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Perla RJ. Commentary: health systems must strive for data maturity. Am J Med Qual. 2013 May-Jun; 28(3):263-4. PMID: 23110999.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Perla RJ, Provost LP. Judgment sampling: a health care improvement perspective. Qual Manag Health Care. 2012 Jul-Sep; 21(3):169-75. PMID: 22722523.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Perla RJ, Bradbury E, Gunther-Murphy C. Large-scale improvement initiatives in healthcare: a scan of the literature. J Healthc Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb; 35(1):30-40. PMID: 22093021.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Perla RJ. The physics of health care improvement. JAMA. 2011 Jun 01; 305(21):2223-4. PMID: 21632486.
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    18. Perla RJ, Parry GJ. The epistemology of quality improvement: it's all Greek. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Apr; 20 Suppl 1:i24-7. PMID: 21450765.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    
    19. Colombo LM, Perla RJ, Carifio J, Bernhardt JM, Slayton VW. Organizational and leadership perceptions assessment: opportunities and challenges using the Baldrige companion surveys. J Healthc Qual. 2011 Jan-Feb; 33(1):14-21. PMID: 21199069.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Perla RJ, Provost LP, Murray SK. The run chart: a simple analytical tool for learning from variation in healthcare processes. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Jan; 20(1):46-51. PMID: 21228075.
      Citations: 126     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Perla RJ, Provost L, Lloyd R. Accountability measures to promote quality improvement. N Engl J Med. 2010 11 11; 363(20):1975; author reply 1975-6. PMID: 21067407.
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    22. Perla RJ, Allen BD. Balancing cost and precision in hospital accountability sampling. J Healthc Qual. 2011 May-Jun; 33(3):5-9. PMID: 22414014.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Stiefel MC, Perla RJ, Zell BL. A healthy bottom line: healthy life expectancy as an outcome measure for health improvement efforts. Milbank Q. 2010 Mar; 88(1):30-53. PMID: 20377757.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Allison GW, Perla RJ, Belliveau PP, Angelis SM. Elevated creatine phosphokinase levels associated with linezolid therapy. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Jun 15; 66(12):1097-100. PMID: 19498124.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    25. McCannon CJ, Perla RJ. Learning networks for sustainable, large-scale improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 May; 35(5):286-91. PMID: 19480384.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    
    26. Perla RJ, Peden CJ, Goldmann D, Lloyd R. Health care-associated infection reporting: the need for ongoing reliability and validity assessment. Am J Infect Control. 2009 Oct; 37(8):615-8. PMID: 19394715.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Perla RJ, Allen BD. A poisson-based prediction model and warning system for MRSA daily burden. Clin Lab Sci. 2009; 22(1):22-5. PMID: 19354024.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    28. Allen BD, Perla RJ. A long-term forecast of MRSA daily burden using logistic modeling. Clin Lab Sci. 2009; 22(1):26-9. PMID: 19354025.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    29. Carifio J, Perla R. Resolving the 50-year debate around using and misusing Likert scales. Med Educ. 2008 Dec; 42(12):1150-2. PMID: 19120943.
      Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Perla RJ, Knutson EL, Belliveau PP. Emergence of fluoroquinolone only-resistant Escherichia coli in a community hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 May 01; 44(9):1255. PMID: 17407051.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Perla RJ. Bacterial contamination of original microbiology culture reports in a community hospital. Am J Infect Control. 2005 Nov; 33(9):560-1. PMID: 16260332.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    32. Perla RJ, Knutson EL, Fontana JL. Staphylococcus aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin in a dialysis graft. Clin Infect Dis. 2005 Aug 15; 41(4):566-7. PMID: 16028171.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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