integrated delivery system

integrated delivery system

Integrated provider Medical practice A coordinated health care system formed by physician groups and hospitals which ↑ efficiency and ↓ redundancy in providing health care; IDSs coordinate delivery of a broad range of health services–eg, hospital and ambulatory care services for members by contracting with several provider sites and health plans

in·te·grat·ed de·liv·e·ry sys·tem

(IDS) (intĕ-grā-tĕd dĕ-livĕr-ē sistĕm)
Health care practice with individuals in diffferent fields of specialization who work together to provide therapy and control costs.
A single company that oversees a network of health care organizations.
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Both physicians and hospitals are using the PHO to form a more efficient and effective health care delivery team: "PHOs are bringing physicians, nurses, medical directors, and administrators together to define a continuum of care that will become the integrated delivery system of tomorrow," says Randall W.
The first is the exponential increase in integration activity that has culminated in the formation of the Integrated Delivery System (IDS).
The emergence of a concept called "evidence-based medicine" is also pointing toward an integrated delivery system as the best possible solution for today's healthcare woes, says Enthoven.
Stanford University, University of Minnesota); and as a separate entity within an integrated delivery system (e.
In the meantime, Deaconess evolved from a stand-alone tertiary academic hospital to a five-hospital integrated delivery system called Pathway Health Network.
I can identify seven key success factors that an integrated delivery system (IDS) needs to emphasize in order to succeed in competing for health plan members and in managing the care of defined populations of people over time, under fixed budgets:
Fitch believes Geisinger's integrated delivery system gives the system a competitive advantage in its service area through its ability to implement evidenced-based medicine.
There is no simple, bright line test to determine when the contracting practices of an integrated delivery system will violate the antitrust laws.
HF is the only integrated delivery system in Brevard County.
ACL Laboratories will use the Misys solution to broaden its clinical outreach and acute care business and to support its NIDA drug-testing laboratory at Advocate Health Care, Illinois' largest integrated delivery system, and Aurora Health Care, the largest integrated healthcare system in Wisconsin.
Fitch believes GHS's integrated delivery system, which includes the largest health plan in the region, a dispersed physician network and two medical facilities, have helped GHS to solidify it position as the leading provider in central Pennsylvania.
For years, as the concept of an integrated delivery system has grown from vision to reality, CSC has been growing its spectrum of products and services to the healthcare industry.

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