Chris Ham on ‘bilingual’ clinical leaders

Publication:  Health Service Journal
Reference:  27 November 2014

Geisinger is an impressive example of what integrated care can achieve. Like its close US cousins, Kaiser Permanente, Group Health and Intermountain Healthcare, it provides compelling evidence of the benefits that arise when budgets and services are joined up around defined populations.

Geisinger is an impressive example of what integrated care can achieve. Like its close US cousins, Kaiser Permanente, Group Health and Intermountain Healthcare, it provides compelling evidence of the benefits that arise when budgets and services are joined up around defined populations.

The experience of these organisations shows there is no single best way to provide integrated care but there are common ingredients. Three stand out. The first is financial incentives aligned around the purpose of integrated care. This means moving away from paying for activity to paying for outcomes.

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