Dr. Trenhaile has been invited to serve as a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Hospital Harm Performance Measure that Yale/Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation/ Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is developing along with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS), previously known as the HCFA.
Founded in 1995, Yale’s CORE is one of the country’s first outcomes research centers. Clinical investigators, analysts, scientists across disciplines, and management experts work with information provided by select leading physicians like Dr. Trenhaile to evaluate existing healthcare practices and develop scientific approaches to the clinical and healthcare policy challenges faced by our country. “We have assembled a talented, multi-disciplinary group who are committed to developing solutions to the practical needs of medicine and healthcare.” says CORE Director, Dr. Harlan M. Krunholz.
Dr. Trenhaile has long been an active participant in the global medical education community. His passion for innovation has driven his work with the Arthroscopy Association of North America and others to improve methods to educate orthopedic surgeons. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Trenhaile frequently lectures and teaches internationally, regularly publishes research articles and holds multiple patents for inventions designed to improve the experience of surgical patients . “I’m excited to have the opportunity to contribute to this group.” explained Dr. Trenhaile. “There’s no better way to help people on a large scale than reforming national policy in order to improve patient outcomes.” CORE will solicit Dr. Trenhaile’s expert input regarding targeted areas at regular intervals, throughout the next 18 months, in order to develop a specific CORE recommended Hospital Harm Performance Measure. “I look forward to having the opportunity to provide input regarding the challenges of complex care in the hospital setting,” says Dr. Trenhaile.
Since its inception, CORE has made considerable contributions to the field of healthcare including the development of new approaches to both research and methods of assessing quality of care. CORE has organized and evaluated national quality improvement campaigns and isolated innovative practice strategies. The group at CORE work to promote better health and healthcare for all. “Our ultimate goal is to see that people benefit by the applied science that we do.” says Dr. Krunholz.