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Care-coordination program gets boost
Modern Healthcare

The California HealthCare Foundation has pledged $280,000 to enable 20 hospitals to take part in an intensive training program aimed at improving care coordination and reducing preventable readmissions. The hospitals, all located in California, will participate as mentor sites in Project BOOST, a program developed in 2008 by the Society of Hospital Medicine. The Project BOOST mentoring intervention, which costs $28,000 per site, incorporates one year of help from physician experts, project management tools, instructional videos, benchmarking and other resources to help hospitals lower their rehospitalization rates.

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