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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