Reengineering Organized Delivery Systems
The Center for Case Management
Managed care pressures are forcing the creation of larger and larger delivery systems, but little is known about how to coordinate clinical services within these complex systems.
This ground breaking resource outlines six specific mechanisms to successfully accomplish clinical integration, and narrow the gap between those who manage patient care services and those who plan overall health systems. Written by experts-- executives, doctors, and nurses--the book offers down-to-earth guidance and tested strategies for creating and improving clinical integration.
Throughout the book, the authors include vivid case examples as well as illustrative tables, diagrams, and figures.
Tonges' book should be required reading in all health care administration programs. Under one cover, this dynamic, up-to-the-moment book shows how clinical integration can and must be achieved in today's managed care environment.
--Barbara Barnum, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, professor of Clinical Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing