HSM543 Integrated Delivery Systems

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HSM543 Integrated Delivery Systems
What is meant by the phrase integrated delivery system?  What are some examples…

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HSM543 Integrated Delivery Systems

HSM543 Integrated Delivery Systems

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What is meant by the phrase integrated delivery system?  What are some examples of the changes taking place in U.S. healthcare under this heading?  In your view, is integrated delivery overall good or bad for American healthcare at this time in history?  Why?

An integrated delivery system (IDS) is a network of health care organizations under a parent holding company. Some IDS have an HMO component, while others are a network of physicians only, or of physicians and hospitals. Thus, the term is used broadly to define an organization that provides a continuum of health care services. Alain Enthoven, the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, argues that IDSs align incentives and resources better than most healthcare delivery systems, leading to improved medical care quality while controlling costs. Integrated delivery systems are one example of the emergence of managed care organizations in the United States…