American Cancer Society National Conference on Purchasing Oncology Services : Current Methods and Models in the Marketplace. Chicago, IL, USA, 1997/09/11.
The Henry Ford Health System is a large, vertically integrated health care delivery system, with its core service delivery team comprised of a 1000-person salaried medical group.
Oncology services are coordinated through its Cancer Center, which organizes regional distribution of oncology services for residents of southeast Michigan.
Oncology services are delivered through five regionally distributed sites, affording a vast majority of cancer services to be provided for patients a short distance from their homes.
The System owns the largest health maintenance organization in Michigan (Health Alliance Plan) and its organizational structure affords the opportunity of offering purchasers specific oncology service contracting opportunities.
Advantages of providing comprehensive oncology services through an integrated health system include : 1) standardized cancer care guidelines, 2) medical information exchange through an electronic medical record, 3) interdisciplinary cancer care provided by salaried physicians, minimizing potentially conflicting financial issues in treatment decisions, 4) state-of-the-art care afforded through availability of involvement in a large number of National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trials, 5) high standards of credentialing for oncology physicians, and 6) integrative managed care perspectives and continuous attention to cost and quality of care issues.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cancérologie, Soin intégré, Système santé, Analyse coût, Homme, Service hospitalier, Spécialité médicale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Henry Ford Health System
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cancerology, Managed care, Health system, Cost analysis, Human, Hospital ward, Medical specialty, United States, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 27/11/1998.