Intergrated -Horizontal and Vertical Healthcare systems
Geisinger Health System serves an area with 2.6 million people in northeastern and central Pennsylvania. As an integrated health system, it provides coordinated care to meet the wide-ranging needs of patients. The advanced use of information technology has been critical for facilitating communication, reducing duplication of services, and improving the patient experience along the care continuum. Consisting of numerous clinical facilities and a health insurance company, Geisinger Health System offers an innovative approach to care delivery that it hopes will become a national model.
Integration is an organizing principle for care delivery intended to promote better health outcomes and greater clinical and financial accountability. Labcorp’s horizontal integration is a growth strategy that reduces competition from other companies. Geisinger’s vertical integration is a diversification strategy that links a continuum of services to increase the comprehensiveness of care.
Note directions and directions below:
In the Assignment for this module, you are required to select and analyze one vertically integrated health system and one horizontally integrated health system from a provided list. Do not seletct the same health systems for this Discussion
APA style 4 sources each category . Total of eight reference and cite.
Total of 2 pages.
Vertically integrated health system – Memorial Herman (2019)-
Horizontally integrated health system – Apria Healthcare Group (2019)-
in your geographic area(Houston, Texas) on which to focus for this Discussion.
Continue researching these two health systems, noting important information about each health system, including its size, settings/locations, and the services it provides. Investigate how the integration of each system has affected, or is expected to affect, issues related to cost, quality, and access to health care services in your area.
implications of integration for the management of the organization, as well as the patient/consumer experience
• Analyze one vertically integrated health system in your area and share details about its size, settings/locations, and the services it provides.
• Analyze one horizontally integrated health system in your area and share details about its size, settings/locations, and the services it provides.
• Assess the impact of integration on issues related to cost and access to care, including implications for the management of the organization and the patient/consumer experience.
Reminder: Use and cite sources to support your posting and responses in the Discussion
APA format/cite 4 sources on each section total of 8.