Continuous Innovation In Health Care: Implications Of The Geisinger Experience

Authors, Primary Paulus,Ronald A.;Davis,Karen;Steele,Glenn D.
Title Primary Continuous Innovation In Health Care: Implications Of The Geisinger Experience
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2008
Volume 27
issue 5
Start Page 1235-1245
Abstract To achieve the diverse health care goals of the United States, health care value must increase. The capacity to create value through innovation is facilitated by an integrated delivery system focused on creating value, measuring innovation returns, and receiving market rewards. This paper describes the Geisinger Health System's innovation strategy for care model redesign. Geisinger's clinical leadership, dedicated innovation team, electronic health information systems, and financial incentive alignment each contribute to its innovation record. Although Geisinger's characteristics raise serious questions about broad applicability to nonintegrated health care organizations, its experience can provide useful insights for health system reform.
Publisher Project Hope
Place of Publication Millwood, VA
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Topic Tag(s) Outcomes;Implementation
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