Hackensack University Medical Center Selected as National Pediatric Pilot Site for Groundbreaking Rheumatology Initiative

The innovative program focuses on enhancing communication between patients and providers to improve health outcomes

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been chosen to be one of only three pilot pediatric sites in the United States, along with Stanford Health Care in California and Wake Forest Baptist Health – Brenner Children’s Hospital in North Carolina, to participate in a groundbreaking rheumatology initiative led by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and funded by the Arthritis Foundation. Working in partnership with Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), the Pediatric Rheumatology Care and Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN), Understanding Childhood Arthritis Network – Canadian/Dutch Collaboration (UCAN, CAN-DU), and the Arthritis Foundation, The Dartmouth Institute is implementing the Rheumatology Learning Health System (RLHS) — an innovative, new model for health care co-production for children, teenagers and adults suffering from inflammatory arthritis.

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