New program will promote innovation in New Jersey's safety-net hospitals

A new foundation aims to promote innovation among New Jersey's safety-net hospitals, according to NJ Spotlight. Using funding from the Nicholson Foundation, the New Jersey Innovation Catalyst Initiative wants to even the odds between wealthier systems and hospitals that primarily serve low-income and uninsured patients. Experts from San Francisco's Center for Care Innovations will consult with Garden State safety-net providers to help them use free and inexpensive technological programs to improve care quality. "Safety-net institutions work on much lower margins, so there are not a lot of resources," said Joan Randell, the foundation's chief operating officer. "So what we've decided to do is to help healthcare institutions in New Jersey to think differently, in order to improve care." Article