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5 characteristics to look for in potential hospital partners

Collaborative arrangements in healthcare are a major opportunity, but providers must consider a variety of factors to determine if such arrangements are right for them, according to a column in Forbes.

Children's hospitals, vendors tackle pediatric care projects

Two major children's hospitals are teaming up with tech vendors on projects to advance pediatric care.

Why pharmacists are key to better outcomes, lower costs

Hospitals looking to improve outcomes and reduce costs should incorporate pharmacists into their care teams, Hospital & Health Networks Daily reported. That's because the expanding role of clinical pharmacist can help hospitals achieve higher performance scores, avoid readmissions and better manage indigent care.

The benefits of pharmacist-doc collaboration

Collaborative care with pharmacists can benefit both patients and physicians, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

4 drivers of reduced readmissions, complications

Florida hospitals that voluntarily participated in statewide initiatives saw lower surgical complications and readmissions, in addition to saving millions of dollars, according to a report released yesterday by the Florida Hospital Association.

Combine strengths of payers, providers for accountable care success

With healthcare reform and new payment models changing care delivery as we know it, true collaboration is essential for success in the new healthcare era. That was the message shared in a session Wednesday at the World Congress 9th Annual Leadership Summit on Medicare in Washington, D.C.

Global alliance formed to create framework for genomic data sharing

More than 70 major research and healthcare organizations from 41 countries have signed a letter of intent to create a framework for sharing genomic data worldwide, posted at the Broad Institute's...

Hospital-community collaboration reduced readmissions by 4,570

A collaborative initiative involving 83 hospitals and 93 community partners in Minnesota saw 4,570 fewer avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2012, saving more than $40 million.

WEDI brings together state collaborative organizations on ICD-10

By all accounts, a majority of organizations are behind schedule in implementing ICD-10 and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) is doing something about that. The group this week launched a new initiative to bring together state collaborative organizations to help reduce the time and cost for implementation, as well as to bring greater efficiencies to the process.

Videoconferencing makes caregivers a part of hospice planning

Videoconferencing can be valuable in allowing family and other caregivers to be part of interdisciplinary team meetings to plan hospice care, according to a study published at  Telemedine and e-Health.