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Rocco Perla EdD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts 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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    InstitutionUMMS - 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. 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 Feb; 37(2):240-247. PMID: 29401027.
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    2. 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 Feb; 37(2):213-221. PMID: 29401006.
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    3. 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.
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    4. Perla RJ, Finke B, DeWalt DA. Learning Systems at Scale: Where Policy Meets Practice. JAMA. 2015 Nov 24; 314(20):2131-2. PMID: 26599182.
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    5. 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.
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    6. 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.
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    7. 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.
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    8. 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.
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    9. 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.
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    10. Parry G, Mate K, Perla R, Provost L. Promotion of improvement as a science. Lancet. 2013 Jun 1; 381(9881):1902-3. PMID: 23725726.
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    11. 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.
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    12. Perla RJ. Commentary: health systems must strive for data maturity. Am J Med Qual. 2013 May-Jun; 28(3):263-4. PMID: 23110999.
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    13. Perla RJ, Provost LP. Judgment sampling: a health care improvement perspective. Qual Manag Health Care. 2012 Jul-Sep; 21(3):169-75. PMID: 22722523.
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    14. 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.
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    15. Perla RJ. The physics of health care improvement. JAMA. 2011 Jun 1; 305(21):2223-4. PMID: 21632486.
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    16. 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.
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    17. 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.
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    18. 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.
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    19. Perla RJ, Provost L, Lloyd R. Accountability measures to promote quality improvement. N Engl J Med. 2010 Nov 11; 363(20):1975; author reply 1975-6. PMID: 21067407.
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    20. Perla RJ, Allen BD. Balancing cost and precision in hospital accountability sampling. J Healthc Qual. 2011 May-Jun; 33(3):5-9. PMID: 22414014.
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    21. 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.
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    22. 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.
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    23. 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.
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    24. 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.
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    25. 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.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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.
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    28. Perla RJ, Knutson EL, Belliveau PP. Emergence of fluoroquinolone only-resistant Escherichia coli in a community hospital. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 May 1; 44(9):1255. PMID: 17407051.
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    29. 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.
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    30. 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.
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