Orgs Unite to Form Hospital Collaborative | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology Skip to content Skip to navigation

Orgs Unite to Form Hospital Collaborative

September 9, 2009
by root
| Reprints

Six national organizations are joining to form the Hospital Care Collaborative (HCC), an initiative designed to address the most pressing needs in patient care.

The HCC is composed of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Association of Respiratory Care, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Case Manager Society of America, Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, and Society of Hospital Medicine.

The group is publishing its Common Principles for Team-Based Healthcare, a set of 13 guiding principles for delivering care in the hospital setting. According to HCC, the principles emphasize the need for collaboration, patient-centered care, accountability and information sharing.

Goals for the new organization include the following:

  • Identify and promote best practices in multidisciplinary teamwork;
  • Promote continued and expanded collaboration among the HCC organizations to develop and implement strategies for teamwork among health professionals;
  • Develop methods and tools for teams in hospitals to perform a Self Assessment of Compliance with the Common Principles;
  • Develop and promote education programs, specifically for interdisciplinary teams;
  • Promote the Collective Accountability by Measurement of Performance at the Team Level.

Get the latest information on Health IT and attend other valuable sessions at this two-day Summit providing healthcare leaders with educational content, insightful debate and dialogue on the future of healthcare and technology.

Learn More

Topics

News

KLAS Research: Small Hospitals’ Buying Decisions Impacting EMR Market Share

A new KLAS Research report tracks shifts in electronic medical record (EMR) vendor market share among acute care hospitals, and finds that smaller hospitals are seeking technology solutions that meet their needs and limited budgets, and these contracts are making a mark on the EMR market.

Survey: Majority of Providers Predict Success for New Generic Drug Company, Project Rx

Back in January, four health systems, in consultation with the VA, announced a collaboration to develop a new, not-for-profit generic drug company. A survey has found that 90 percent of providers say they would become customers of the new venture.

Personalized Medicine Awareness Low Among U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

Genetics and personalized medicine are not top of mind for the general public in the U.S., according to a recent survey from GenomeWeb and the Personalized Medicine Coalition.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers.

NIH Issues Funding Announcement for All of Us Genomic Research Program

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) “All of Us” Research Program has issued a funding announcement for genome centers to generate genotype and whole genome sequence data from participants’ biosamples.

MGMA: Physician Compensation Data Illustrates Nationwide PCP Shortage

Primary care physicians’ compensation rose by more than 10 percent over the past five years, representing an increase which is nearly double that of specialty physicians’ compensation over the same period, according to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).