It Takes a Region: Creating a Framework to Improve Chronic Disease Care - CHCF.org: "This CHCF-funded report explores how to build an effective collaboration to improve health care and reduce costs. It examines strategies and the potential for success of regional efforts, including analyses from nine prominent initiatives, to identify actions and structures that maximize improvement across a geographic area.
The result is a 'Framework for Creating a Regional Health Care System.' This practical model identifies four essential strategies: sharing data to measure performance, engaging customers, supporting delivery system improvement, and aligning benefits and finances. It also discusses employing multiple strategies for regional transformation, and offers a road map for getting started."