Two of the nation’s most well-known healthcare organizations, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Kaiser Permanente, announced a strategic collaboration that joins one’s academic research and clinical capabilities with the other’s expertise in population health management. The two organizations have had a relationship for more than 15 years, and this agreement further strengthens that relationship.
“Healthcare today requires partnership among forward-thinking healthcare organizations,” said Paul B. Rothman, MD, dean of the medical faculty and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, in a statement. “Through a strategic collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, we will be able to cultivate the human and intellectual capital found in both organizations to significantly improve the safety and quality of care while enhancing the patient experience.”
As part of the agreement, the organizations plan to share best practices, advance population health programs, and collaborate on education and research endeavors. They will also explore how they can work together to create better healthcare models for consumers and communities. This includes sharing best practices on the use of electronic medical records.
Claudette Lew is associate editor ImagingBiz.com