Advantages And Disadvantages Of Clinical Integration In The Strategic Planning Process

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Physicians and Hospitals go hand in hand when it comes to the medical care of patients, and it is this relationship that allows the patients to receive the care they need and deserve. It is also this relationship that we as health care administrators need to understand. In order to fully understand this relationship we need to define the concept of the integrated physician model. We also need to explain the importance of clinical integration in the strategic planning process, and the dynamics of and controversies surrounding accountable care organizations and alternative approaches to the current health system. I will also explain the advantages and disadvantages for hospitals and physician’s models. All of these things are important for health care administrators to understand about the relationship between a physician and the facility they work at. One of the first things we will discuss is what an integrated physician model actually is. As defined by our text book “an integrated physician model is the result of a series of partnerships between hospitals and physicians developed over time.” Since that is the text book definition lets try and clear it up just a little bit. The integrated physician model really is a very generic term that is showing an effort by both the physician and hospital for a very wide range of purposes. For instance, optimize cost and clinical outcomes, and for a hospital and physician to work under a cohesive structure. Now we will discuss the
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