Newly Published Book on Health Care Collaboratives Aims to Save Lives

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More than 35 quality improvement leaders from across the nation have joined together to author All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care. The new resource covers the origin of the health care collaborative methodology before delving into many successful collaborative efforts with various goals and in diverse settings. The authors share their best practices, what they learned and how they overcame challenges.

Many of the health care professionals who contributed to this new book are familiar to the QIO Program and include Dr. Donald Berwick, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator; Dennis Wagner, Director of the CMS Quality Improvement and Innovation Group; Dr. Paul McGann, the CMS Chief Medical Officer for Quality Improvement and Co-Director, Partnership for Patients and the Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative; Dr. Jane Brock, Medical Director for Quality Innovation Network-QIO (QIN-QIO) Telligen; Brianna Gass, Program Evaluator for Telligen; and Mike Silver, Senior Vice President for Improvement Science and Consulting Services for QIN-QIO HealthInsight.

Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and published by Cynosure Health, the book captures practical topics such as recruitment, budgeting, data and measurement, patient activation and leadership. The authors share how collaboration is an effective way to reduce the cycle time for improvement, with colleagues and, in some cases, even competitors.

To learn more about the book and read a sample chapter, visit: http://www.cynosurehealth.org/all-in.html.