Case Study by
Anil C. Singh, Tariq Cheema & Tony Farah
Allegheny General Hospital created a comprehensive solution for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that led to improved clinical outcomes, reduced hospital admissions and readmissions, and a resultant decrease in the total cost of care.
Integrated Practice Units (IPUs) can revolutionize the care of specialty disease conditions, and Parkinson’s disease is a good place to start.
Co-founders of an integrative outpatient treatment center for mental health and addiction discuss the problematic lack of continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient and physical and mental health services.
Ceci Connolly & Connie Hwang
Five best practices that are replicable and scalable are facilitating improved clinical and financial outcomes today.
Wayne B. Jonas, Eric Schoomaker, James R. Marzolf & Tracy Gaudet
Until we redesign our health care system to address our patients’ personal determinants of health, we will continue to inadequately address our multiple chronic disease crises.
Case Study by
Meena Kalluri & Janice Richman-Eisenstat
A multidisciplinary collaborative model to address the palliative care needs of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis resulted in improved end-of-life care and decreased hospital deaths.
Xianbao Liu, Qifeng Zhu, Fenfang Zheng & Jian’an Wang
Promoting collaboration between clinicians, researchers, device-makers, and regulators.
Xiaoyan Huang, Lesley Jones Larson, Lian Wang, Kateri J. Spinelli & Meredith Rosenthal
Despite significant primary care reform around patient-centered medical home models, specialty care remains fragmented, with poor communication between primary care and specialists. How should specialty practices be reformed to deliver more coordinated, patient-centered care?
Just throwing things together doesn’t make for integrated care. If we spent more time looking at what is good about each other’s health care systems rather than what we hate, that would help move forward a seamless care experience for patients.
Laura L. Forese
A simple road map for health care organizations to follow when working through integration, which keeps the perspective of the patient in mind.