Clinical Integration

Healthcare reform, pay-for-performance, and cost-of-care efficiency are driving hospitals and physicians to move toward greater integration.  The challenge for hospitals, health systems, and physicians is to create new, viable organizational structures that can respond to the market’s demand for quality and effective care – care that uses evidence-based protocols to guide resource utilization and improve the community’s health. As hospitals and physicians begin the search for effective ways to integrate, clinical integration (“CI”) should be considered as a core strategy.

Course Overview

Moderator: Virginia Tyler, FACHE
The Camden Group
Presenter: Eric Nielsen, M.D.
The Camden Group
Presenter: Graham Brown, MPH
The Camden Group

This course provides a basic understanding of what Clinical Integration means in the context of today’s healthcare organizations. The course emphasizes the importance of achieving integration in order to facilitate communication and coordination, thus maximizing quality and efficiency in the healthcare environment. It also outlines the steps an organization must take to achieve clinical integration, as well as the factors to consider in the process.

Time to view this course is 41 minutes.

Course Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course the student will:

  • Understand the definition of and how to identify an organization that is Clinically Integrated
  • Understand the legislation governing Clinically Integrated organizations
  • Understand the key enablers of Clinical Integration
  • Understand the meaning of Population Health and it’s affect on Clinical Integration
  • Understand the steps and timelines to become clinically integrated

Time to complete the course is 80 minutes.

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