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Topic Collection: Business Case (e.g., economic impact, return on investment, sustainability)

Preparing to respond to public health emergencies with scarce resources can be challenging to even the most competent healthcare facility. Healthcare coalitions can not only save a jurisdiction precious human and financial resources, they can increase collaboration, cooperation, and improve community resilience. These resources highlight the examples of the return on investment healthcare coalitions can provide a community.

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Holt, C. (2014). Hospital Coalitions Save Money and Improve Care. Harvard Business Review.

The author explains how local and regional collaboration reduces healthcare costs and improves patient outcomes.
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Northwest Healthcare Response Network. (2013). Supporting Healthcare During Response: The Future of the Network.

The authors explain the role of their coalition and share their story of transforming to an independent nonprofit organization.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response. (2015). Healthcare COOP and Recovery Planning:  Concepts, Principles, Templates and Resources.

This guide includes an overview of healthcare continuity of operations planning, to include providing customizable templates and other related resources.
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