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Innovations in patient care boost health outcomes — and the bottom line

How do you improve patient care and keep a tight rein on costs?

UC set out to tackle that challenge in 2010 when it launched the Center for Health Quality and Innovation.

The $25 million investment in testing innovative approaches has paid off, bringing tangible health benefits to patients at its five medical centers that generated more than $65 million in net financial gain throughout UC Health, according to a report released this month at the center’s 2017 Colloquium at UC San Francisco.

The center has awarded more than 50 grants totaling $15 million, formed systemwide collaboratives and developed partnerships to improve patient outcomes. The result: better patient outcomes and a more than doubling of its return on investment through projects that have either reduced costs, increased revenue or attracted additional grant funding.

Read full article about UC’s innovations in patient care.

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