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Clinical integration (CI) is evolving. Many networks are moving past basic performance improvement to take on more advanced challenges around care transformation and population management.
Our new publication, Next-Generation Clinical Integration, explores this journey and offers guidance for CI networks looking to accelerate their own transition to population accountability.
Announcing a new publication: Next-Generation Clinical Integration
Here’s a story we’ve heard a lot lately. A large health system recently launched a clinical integration (CI) network to engage independent physicians in performance improvement. At the same time, this system has responded to sharp growth in its employed physician base by working to create an integrated, high-performance medical group. The net result? The emergence within the same organization of two physician entities with related yet distinct missions—and the challenge of figuring out how to manage the relationship between them.
Avoiding sibling rivalry: Mediating between the CI network and employed medical group
As clinical integration (CI) networks mature, how do they move beyond basic performance improvement activities to meet broader goals for care transformation? The Health Care Advisory Board is beginning a new research initiative to examine this issue, studying how CI programs continue to evolve after they’ve established initial infrastructure and activities.
Read on to learn more about our (very preliminary) findings and offer your thoughts on what additional questions we could explore to make this research most useful to you.
Next-generation clinical integration: Early findings from a new research initiative