Johns Hopkins Medicine's Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality has entered into a strategic collaboration with consulting firm EY to develop and share best practices with providers across the globe.
Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. will lead a project with eight other universities to integrate patient-reported outcomes into electronic health records as part of a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the need for data sharing, innovation and investment, as well as collaboration. Although collaboration is key, he said, "our systems are ill-equipped to reward collaboration, to reward team science, to give credit to everyone involved in a publication."
A team of more than 100 doctors and researchers assembled by the Cleveland Clinic examined nearly 200 nominations to identify and rank the top 10 innovations.