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Partners in Your Care

North Shore-LIJ is partnering and developing new relationships with other leading healthcare systems and organizations from across the country to benchmark our performance and broaden our access to best practices.

Partnerships with the Dartmouth High Value Healthcare CollaborativeInstitute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (JCCTHC) are just a few of the many organizations with which we collaborate.

Dartmouth High Value Healthcare Collaborative

North Shore-LIJ Health System is participating with other top US healthcare systems from across the country in a first-of-its-kind collaborative launched by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI). The collaborative is designed to get hospitals to focus on the high cost of medical care and surgical procedures, and to develop practice care and payment models aimed at enhancing patient safety and reducing costs. North Shore-LIJ is the only health system in New York State participating in the initiative.

In addition to North Shore-LIJ, the other top health systems participating in the collaborative are: Mayo Clinic, Denver Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Cleveland Clinic, Baylor Health Care System, Beaumont Hospitals, MaineHealth, Scott & White Health Care, Sutter Health, UCLA Health System, University of Iowa Health Care and the Virginia Mason Medical Center.

The health systems will be asked to share data on patient care, costs and outcomes, so that the information can be analyzed and programs implemented to meet the goals of the collaboration: to enhance patient care and reduce costs. The nine common condition/disease-specific areas that will be targeted include: total knee replacement, diabetes, asthma, hip surgery, heart failure, perinatal care, depression, spine surgery and weight-loss surgery.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)

North Shore-LIJ and a number of top performing health care organizations in the United States and abroad have partnered with the IHI to transform the way that healthcare is delivered in the future. The North Shore-LIJ partnership with IHI is aimed at to reducing sepsis mortality, improving care for patients with advanced illness and educating the next generation of physicians and healthcare professionals in the fundamentals of quality and patient safety through the IHI Open School. Read more about the initiative to reduce sepsis mortality.

One of the ways North Shore-LIJ will improve care for patients with advanced illness is through the Conversation Project, which is dedicated to honoring each individual’s preference for end-of-life care. North Shore-LIJ is a pioneer sponsor of the Conversation Project with IHI and seven other healthcare organizations from across the country.

The IHI Open School is an inter-professional educational community that gives students the skills and knowledge to become change agents in healthcare improvement through on-line courses, case studies and campus-based networks. Last year the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine launched an IHI Open School Chapter creating a forum for students to interact and help each other become skilled in patient safety and quality improvement. One hundred additional healthcare professionals from North Shore-LIJ are also completing coursework offered by the IHI Open School.

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care (JCCTHC)

Through its participation with the JCCTHC, North Shore-LIJ has partnered with other leading healthcare organizations to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality concerns:

  • Increasing hand hygiene
  • Improving hand-off communication
  • Decreasing surgical site infections
  • Preventing avoidable heart failure hospitalizations
  • Reducing sepsis mortality

Learn more about the JCCTHC and its projects, including:

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