Donors Invest $700,000 in Innovation
The Partnership for Innovation a donor-supported initiative since 2008 recently announced its 2012 grants to identify new ways to improve patient care while reducing cost and increasing patient satisfaction. Eleven new pilot projects were funded with nearly $700,000, bringing total donor investment to more than $2.8 million since the program's inception.
"Each one of these pilots represents an opportunity to solve a significant challenge in health care," said Laura Rehrmann, president of the Group Health Foundation. "What we learn from this work can benefit patients at Group Health and beyond."
Proposals for innovation grants are submitted by staff throughout the Group Health delivery system. Funding is awarded based on a proposed project's potential to improve care, reduce costs, and improve patient satisfaction. Funded pilot projects are evaluated by teams from the Group Health Research Institute.
About the Partnership for Innovation
Group Health medical teams on the front lines of patient care every day are poised to identify new strategies to create healthier lives for patients. The Partnership for Innovation helps bring these ideas to life through the research expertise of the Group Health Research Institute, daily efforts of our clinical teams, and generous funding of Foundation donors. READ MORE