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Sutter Health Joins Health Systems Nationwide to Share and Compare Data on Quality, Outcomes and Cost
Date:5/25/2011

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"We welcome these new partners and the experience, insights, and information they will bring to the Collaborative," said Dr. Robert Nesse, CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System and member of Mayo's Board of Trustees. "We need to learn from each other and put systems in place that ensure every patient gets the very best, most appropriate care, every time."

The HVHC will initially focus on nine increasingly prevalent condition/disease-specific areas that have wide variation in rates, costs, and outcomes – total knee replacement, diabetes, asthma, hip surgery, heart failure, perinatal care, depression, spine surgery and weight loss surgery.  Additional high-variation, high-cost conditions that affect diverse populations may be added over time.

Data analytics are facilitated through The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, the coordinating arm of the HVHC. The Dartmouth Institute, home to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, has more than 20 years of experience analyzing complex Medicare claims data and disseminating the findings.

About Sutter Health

Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California's top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women's and children's services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient safety technology.

For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, please visit

www.SutterHealth.org | www.Facebook.com/SutterHealth |

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