Data-sharing initiative reduces deaths

March 20, 2013 in Medical Technology

Sharing data has saved 92,000 lives and $9.1 billion over four and a half years, according to Premier healthcare alliance, which today released results of its QUEST collaborative, made up of 333 hospitals that are members of the alliance. Hospitals nationwide could save 950,000 lives and approximately $93 billion over five years by replicating performance boosting practices employed by QUEST.

Members of the QUEST initiative shared outcomes data and expertise, such as best practices in order to improve their performance across the board.

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