NJ hospitals collaborate to improve efficiency

A program launched by New Jersey providers has improved the efficiency of 14 hospitals in the Garden State to the point where they can accommodate more patients and decrease the average length of stay. The collaborative effort also decreased emergency department waits by as much as 85 percent in some cases. Many facilities are reaping seven-figure annual savings as a result. The project, which focuses on improving work spaces and patient flow, is the result of a collaboration between the New Jersey Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a "hospital engagement network" that was underwritten as part of the Affordable Care Act. Read the full article on FierceHealthcare