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Lee Schafer: Health-care collaboration gets patients home faster

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Penny Wheeler

[Star Tribune, June 13, 2015] Any health care facility with “suites” in its name sounds like it’s got to be more of a hotel than a clinic.

It’s true that Interlude Restorative Suites is a different kind of health care facility, but the most meaningful differences can’t be spotted from the parking lot. The innovation here is how the work inside is done, aiming to cut costs by getting the patient home much faster.

The venture is another sign that health care providers may yet get paid for the value they produce and not just the procedures they do.

Penny Wheeler, president and CEO of Allina Health, was interviewed for this story. See the article at startribune.com.

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