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Strange bedfellows: A local insurer/physician practice partnership to fund innovation

Strange bedfellows: A local insurer/physician practice partnership to fund innovation

In this article by the UW PATH collaborative, investigators describe a novel program that funds ambulatory care improvements through a partnership between an academic health system and an insurance firm. The program is designed as a competitive grant program and both organizations benefit from completed improvement projects. Factors contributing to success as well as lessons learned are discussed to inform the development of similar programs in other markets.

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