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Hospitalist and Emergency Department Outsourcing

HealthLeaders magazine, May 13, 2012

The new era of coordinated care demands greater levels of teamwork and collaboration

Healthcare is in the midst of reform but not necessarily in response to any legislation. Rather, providers across the country—with a financial nudge from public and private payer organizations—have bought into the big picture of a healthcare delivery system where success is not measured by the number and value of billed procedures, but by a provider's ability to lower costs and improve quality. When healthcare constituents discuss this exciting outlook, one theme continues to rise to the surface: collaborative care.