Cleveland Providers Work Together to Improve Care
When Aligning Forces for Quality grantee Better Health Greater Cleveland began publicly releasing information on the quality of local health care five years ago, leaders wanted to avoid the competition that derailed a similar effort decades ago. This time around, participating medical groups put a premium on cooperating to improve care for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure patients. Today, Cleveland hospitals and medical practices document quality gaps and gains together, and share and celebrate successful interventions.
Journalist Bruce Japsen examines how Better Health and its members collaborated to improve care as part of "Journalists on Quality," a yearlong series profiling RWJF’s AF4Q communities. Read more.