Will Paying Hospitals to Teach Each Other Get Results?
That's a mouthful, but it represents accountability for results.
Some of the recipients are actual hospitals and health systems, others are state, local and national hospital associations.
Ascension Health, the largest Catholic health system in the country with hospitals in 21 states, is getting $8.4 million of the total, to be spent over the three-year life of the program on staffing for meetings, providing the educational materials and remote meeting infrastructure, and providing follow-up care provider support, says Ann Hendrich, vice president of clinical excellence operations for Ascension in St. Louis. Hendrich is heading up the initiative at Ascension.
"A big role that we'll play is how we package and produce our material so that we can bring other hospitals and systems to the same level of performance," says Hendrich, a registered nurse by training.
Ascension will use the funds to update some of the content they've already produced for consumption within the health system for a broader audience in seven of the 10 focus areas identified by the scope of the project.
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