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Foreword: Collaborative Power

It is heartening to see the results that providers can attain when they cross department lines and organizational silos and work cooperatively. 

Section 1: Creating a Culture of Collaboration

Case studies: Virtua, CHRISTUS Health, and Gundersen Lutheran Health System

Section 2: Learning Each Other's Language

Case studies: CHRISTUS St. John Hospital, Gundersen Lutheran Health System, and St. John Providence Health System

Section 3: Developing a Meaningful EHR

Case studies: Gundersen Lutheran Health System, The Everett Clinic, and Citizen's Memorial Healthcare

Section 4: Coordinating the Doctor's Orders

Case studies: Virtua, Swedish Community Health, and Gundersen Lutheran Health System

Last Word: A Checklist for Collaboration

All the collaborative initiatives in this report used similar strategies to foster collegiality and encourage results-oriented teamwork. 

Publication Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010