TrialSite News learned via a Susan K Livio writing for NJ.com that RWJBarnabas has “pledged $1 billion over the next 20 years to nurture medical research, lure top academic talent and expand health care opportunities throughout New Jersey.” A $5.4 billion non-profit 11 hospital network, RWJBarnabas has bundled the planned investment as part of a strategic pact with Rutgers University. The deal as Livio notes is to “catapult the state into big-time clinical trials, medical education and research. It will also form one of the largest medical practices in the nation, comprised of 2,500 physicians and other health care professions from RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health.”
RWJBarnabas is the product of a hospital merger between Robert Wood Johnson University Health and Barnabas Health in 2016.
The announced partnership evidences a possible growing trend of clinical and medical research and health systems collaborating, partnering and combining in interesting and novel ways with the goal of improving triple aim targets of improved individual health outcomes, improved population health and reduction in overall healthcare costs.
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