Health systems don't need to own all cross-continuum services to provide integrated care

Insight 4 from the 2013 CNE Roundtable

To effectively manage their health, patients need quick and convenient access to a comprehensive set of care services that span the continuum. But organizations do not need to own all cross‑continuum services in order to ensure patients have access to them.

In some cases, it can be more effective and efficient to partner with other organizations that already offer key services, rather than develop and deploy them internally.

For example, a regional health system moving into population health management may find it more cost‑effective to partner with a well‑established home health organization in the area rather than develop its own comprehensive home health service offering. Leading population health managers are forming strategic partnerships to manage care for their patients across a variety of points in the care continuum.

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