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6 Ohio health systems form health value collaborative

Six Ohio health systems have formed a new nonprofit collaborative to reduce costs while delivering quality care to large populations across the state (Source: “Six health systems form statewide collaborative,” Dayton Daily News, Jan. 13, 2015).

The newly formed Midwest Health Collaborative, with more than 100,000 employees statewide, will be led by a board comprised of the chief executives of the six health networks, which include Dayton-based Premier and TriHealth; the Cleveland Clinic; Aultman in Canton; OhioHealth in Columbus; and ProMedica in Toledo.

The collaborative will focus on identifying the most prevalent health issues in individual communities and determining the most efficient and cost-effective ways to address those issues in a standardized way by sharing data analysis, health tracking tools and best practices for managing population health.

A similar partnership launched in 2013, called Health Innovations Ohio, involves University Hospitals in Cleveland, Summa Health System in Akron, Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus and Catholic Health Partners in Cincinnati.