Clinical Integration

Mar 6, 2018
As changing clinical roles and technical innovations require care coordination to be approached as a team sport, it’s important to encourage provider accountability, consider the social determinants of health and foster technical innovation, said health care leaders at the inaugural AHA Executive…
Mar 1, 2018
Health care services are delivered across a spectrum of providers and settings of care, including physician offices, pharmacies, labs, imaging facilities, hospitals and health centers. Providers’ ability to electronically exchange patient information and share information with patients is critical…
Mar 1, 2018
Hospitals’ and health systems’ ongoing prioritization of health information technology (IT) tools continues to expand patients’ ability to engage with their providers, access their health data, and interact with the health care system electronically. It also allows providers to more readily…
Jan 26, 2018
AHA response to HHS' request for information regarding barriers to choice and competition and proposed solutions to facilitate the development and operation of a health care system that provides high-quality care at affordable prices for the American people.
Jan 22, 2018
The National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment recently released a summary from its October symposium on how to enhance interprofessional learning and practice in hospitals and other clinical learning environments. Topics include the value and characteristics of a high-…
Dec 11, 2017
Background resources, reports and studies regarding clinical integration topics.
Overview Hospitals: The Changing Landscape is Good for Patients & Health Care, March 2012 Report: A Critique of Recent Publications Claiming Provider Market Power, October, 2010 Executive Summary Health for Life Report: Most Efficient, Affordable Care, December 2007 High-Cost Medicare…
Dec 11, 2017
Case examples, CMS demonstrations, other initiatives, and California Healthcare foundation resources
Case Examples Building Quality into RIte Care: How Rhode Island Is Improving Care for Low-Income Residents Improving Continuity of Care for Chronic Conditions: The Texas Medication Algorithm Project Disease Management: Florida's MediPass Program Indiana: Chronic Disease & High-Risk Nurse…
Dec 11, 2017
Links to helpful sites related to clinical integration topics and resources.
Center on An Aging Society Commonwealth Fund Center for Healthcare Strategies: Improving Care for Adults with Chronic Illness and Disabilities Health Affairs, The Policy Journal of the Health Sphere National Academy on an Aging Society, A Policy Institute of The Gerontological Society of…
Dec 11, 2017
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been heralded as a promising model for improving the quality of care and reducing unnecessary costs through coordination and collaboration among providers. The concept envisions a transformation in the way that care is organized and delivered across the…