HHS announces private-public alliance to improve transition of care

Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the creation of a new private-public alliance called Partnerships for Patients yesterday, saying it has the potential to prevent 1.8 million patient injuries and save the lives of 60,000 patients over the next three years.

The program targets patients undergoing transitions of care, where patients are more susceptible to hospital-related infection and of re-admittance to healthcare facilities. To do this, HHS is aligning health care providers, and will invest up to $1 billion in federal funding allotted by the Affordable Care Act.

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