CLIP: Kaiser, Emory say their alliance is already showing good results

Two months after launch, Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente say their new collaboration in Atlanta is working well for both sides. Unlike in other markets, Kaiser Permanente does not operate a hospital in metro Atlanta. Instead, the collaboration allows Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital to use Kaiser Permanente’s medical “playbook’’; those two hospitals are the designated facilities for Kaiser doctors and patients. The collaboration has allowed both organizations to share medical practices and protocols, has helped Kaiser Permanente secure more space for seeing patients and has boosted visits to Emory specialists.