6 California hospitals collaborate to improve ED care for patients

Six hospitals located in the eastern region of the San Francisco Bay Area, also known as the East Bay, have created a care collaborative to harnesses emergency department data to improve care for the area's sickest and most vulnerable patients.

Ultimately, the goal of the initiative is to facilitate collaborative, cost-effective treatment for patients who turn to EDs as the first point of care, sometimes as frequently as three times per week or more. As part of the collaborative, these hospitals have agreed to use a secure data system to share patient health records, care plans and other important care information between EDs in real time.

The six California hospitals participating in the initiative are:

  1. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Ashby Campus (Berkeley)
  2. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center-Summit Campus (Oakland)
  3. Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley)
  4. Highland Hospital (Oakland)
  5. San Leandro (Calif.) Hospital
  6. Sutter Delta Medical Center (Antioch)

According to a statement released by two of the health systems involved, Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health and Oakland, Calif.-based Alameda Health System, the collaborative is the first of its kind in Northern California.



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