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Hiring Better Collaborators: The Impact on Patient Outcomes

December 17, 2015

Here’s a concrete example of exactly how the behavioral competency of “collaboration” is relevant to hospitals: We were meeting last week with a health system’s nursing leaders. We started talking about collaboration as a competency and its impact on improving patient length of stay and re-admission rates.

On a larger scale, we talk about it a great deal, particularly in the context of Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”). Success in these integrated delivery models will require new levels of multi-disciplinary collaboration in order to improve the efficiency, efficacy and cost –effectiveness of care for large patient populations. (An interesting White Paper by Cigna on collaborative care models and ACOs)

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Bryan Warren Bryan Warren is the President of J3 Personica, a consulting, assessment, training, and coaching firm, and a guest blogger for PSI. Bryan is an expert in progressive talent strategies, with a particular focus on leader and physician selection and development.