This HealthLeaders Media research report shows that for some health systems, hospitals, and physician groups, the ambitious journey to improving the health of defined populations has begun in earnest. But for others, the trek toward innovative new strategies in care delivery has barely left the planning stages.
With Medicare upping the ante on hospitals to reduce readmission rates, pressure is mounting on hospitals to get the job done. Crafting collaborative relationships with community-based caregivers to boost patient care is key, researchers suggest.
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