ALL IN Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care
If you’re working to improve healthcare, address patient safety, strengthen quality, streamline operations or enhance quality improvement, this book will benefit you. It includes insights from more than 35 authors with deep, pragmatic experience sharing how to design, run and fund successful healthcare learning collaboratives. It covers a broad array of topics starting with accelerating change at scale and ending with predictions on the future of collaboratives.
All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care covers the origin of the healthcare collaborative before delving into many successful collaborative efforts with various goals and in diverse settings. The authors share their best practices, what they learned and how they overcame challenges.
Practical topics explored in this collection include recruitment, budgeting, data and measurement, patient activation and leadership. You’ll find collaboration is an effective way to reduce the cycle time for improvement, with colleagues and, in some cases, even competitors.
Co-Editors Bruce Spulock, MD and Patricia Teske RN, MHA state:
“In today’s challenging and rapidly evolving healthcare environment, many new, often complex regulations have been introduced to improve care and efficiency,” says co-editor Pat Teske, RN, MHA, Implementation Officer, Cynosure Health. “In addition to complying with these regulations, many healthcare organizations are taking matters into their own hands by launching collaborative efforts.”
“We strongly believe we can learn more from each other more rapidly than we can learn individually,” Teske says. “Our goal is to share large-scale learning collaborative knowledge so it can be used by other designers, implementers, funders and evaluators of collaborative efforts around the world.”
“A collaborative always starts with a common goal along with shared experience and learning from many participants,” Dr. Spurlock adds. “All In: Using Healthcare Collaboratives to Save Lives and Improve Care emulates that truism.”
The surprising part of shared learning with collaboratives is often the personal and professional joy that accompanies making care better. In the end, patients and families are the big winners and new stakeholders in the success of collaboratives. Collaborating is superior to going it alone. Why would you want to learn any other way?