Alliances: Strategies For Building Integrated Delivery Systems / Edition 1

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This executive report takes you step-by-step through the process of developing integrated delivery systems. You'll learn eleven fundamental building blocks for integration and how to apply these methods to redesign and improve your existing processes and systems.

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Provides a comprehensive review of the strategies and major issues involved in building Integrated Delivery Systems, i.e., systems comprised of physicians, hospitals, and other providers that offer a continuum of comprehensive health care services to defined communities for a single negotiated price. The primary emphasis is on the detailed investigation of physician-hospital integration and system re- engineering (the work of improving information flow and other operational characteristics of the health care system), including a detailed look at ambulatory services and information systems. Some attention is also paid to financing and insurance in relation to the strategic decisions of an IDS to become an Accountable Health Plan. Looseleaf in a 3-ring binder. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834206021
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 10/21/1994
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: The Driving Forces of Change * Conducting Market Analysis for Integration * Preparing for Managed Care and Capitation * A Profile of an Integrated Delivery System * The Building Blocks of an Integrated Delivery System * Organizational Options for Integration * The Integrated Group Practice: The Driving Force of Integration * Guilding the Progressive Integration Process * Ambulatory Services Development * Capital Strategies to Support Integration * Organizing Information Systems for Integration * Legal Issues Pertaining to Integrated Health Care Organizations * Alliance Strategies and the Future * Case Studies
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