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Collaboration is the best medicine for mHealth

There are many reasons mobile healthcare is being propelled forward. Smartphone advancements are laying a strong foundation for healthcare device development; app makers are innovating on monitoring; and tracking software and providers are piloting new tools at their facilities. These all make for good headlines, but one trend that often doesn't get as much attention is the collaborative trifecta: when tech vendors, platform builders and providers all are part of an effort.

Wisconsin hospital partnership coordinates efforts to improve care

A year after six Wisconsin health systems partnered on an initiative to share best practices and improve care quality, the program has added two members and reaped the benefits of diverse experts and strengths.

Does medical education prepare docs for team-based care?

Though new models of healthcare delivery increasingly focus on collaboration, medical education still does not adequately teach aspiring doctors how to work effectively with a team of caregivers, writes Dhruv Khullar, M.D., in a post for the  New York Times'  Well blog.  

How community health needs assessments promote hospital collaboration

Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit healthcare providers must conduct periodic assessments of community health needs and that requirement may have broad implications for the future of healthcare, according to  Hospitals & Health Networks.

Nurse-physician collaboration can help combat healthcare-associated infections

Strong nurse-physician collaboration can help hospitals' critical care units cut down on healthcare-associated infections, according to an article in the journal  Critical Care Nurse.

Physicians call for greater collaboration for boosting mHealth technologies

For mobile and consumer health technology to advance there needs to be greater collaboration between technology players, physicians and patients to overcome hurdles stalling the ability to fully leverage the power of tech in primary care, according to an organization representing family physicians.

3 ways to promote physician-NPP collaboration

In the discussion about the expanding roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in medical practices, there's little agreement that any one level of education, supervision requirement or scope of practice for any particular type of nonphysician practitioner is the best approach to ensuring high-quality, cost-effective patient care.

Leadership alert: Physicians feel overwhelmed, unheard

Physicians just aren't listening to their C-suite executives, and the reason is simple, according to an article in  Becker's Hospital Review. Doctors feel overwhelmed, disengaged and don't think leaders listen to them. 

Pharmacist-physician collaboration cuts hospitalization, ED use

New research finds collaboration between physicians and pharmacists can reduce asthma hospitalizations, Pharmacy Times reports.

Nurses need more respect, stronger voice

Hospitals and healthcare facilities don't give nurses enough recognition, support or appreciation--and the effects are far-reaching, according to an  opinion pi ece  in the  Richmond Times-Dispatch.