Healthcare Quarterly , 2009
Integrated care entails that professionals from different organizations have to work together in a team-oriented way to provide high-quality care for a patient. This requires that healthcare professionals share information about - and with - patients at appropriate points in the care or treatment process. The necessary infrastructural arrangements - such as shared patient records, regional collaboration and a clear, transparent incentive structure - must be in place. It is increasingly hard to imagine integrative initiatives without a strong information management and technology component. However, information is a necessary condition but not sufficient to achieve integrated care; organizational change is the more critical component.
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Section: Making Integration Work
Integration type: Clinical/service, Coordination/cooperation, Virtual
Document type: Research and analysis
Administrative concerns: Information technology, Quality
Source: Research/academic institute
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