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Clinical communities at Johns Hopkins Medicine: an emerging approach to quality improvement.

Gould LJ, Wachter PA, Aboumatar H, et al. Clinical Communities at Johns Hopkins Medicine: An Emerging Approach to Quality Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(9)(9):387-395.

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September 2, 2015
Gould LJ, Wachter PA, Aboumatar H, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(9):387-395.

Forming clinical communities that commit to shared goals can augment quality improvement efforts. This commentary describes the development of 14 clinical communities as a way to support institutional quality improvement goals in a large health care system. The authors report the benefits of the program, which enhanced access to expertise and collective knowledge. The article highlights the use of a unit-level engagement model and physician champions as key elements for the success of clinical communities.

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Gould LJ, Wachter PA, Aboumatar H, et al. Clinical Communities at Johns Hopkins Medicine: An Emerging Approach to Quality Improvement. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41(9)(9):387-395.