We're not officially keeping score, but without a doubt one of our busiest partners these days is the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus, which keeps making new connections between Choosing Wisely and Central Ohio consumers, providers and payors.
So far, four provider organizations, three hospital systems, three health plans, two public retirement systems, one public health department, and one benefits organization are participating. It's all an effort to incorporate Choosing Wisely recommendations into existing initiatives to improve quality of care.
Providers in the region are integrating recommendations into their clinical delivery and displaying the co-branded "5 Questions
" poster in their exam rooms to encourage the important conversations necessary to receive the right care, at the right time.
Purchasers, employers, and other healthcare stakeholders are including Choosing Wisely materials in their communications. And nine of the collaborative's partners have raised awareness about the campaign by creating microsites on ConsumerHealthChoices.org