By Claire Thayer, October 7, 2016
Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) are vast and complex. In the U.S. alone, there are more the 626 IDNs operating at 44,000 sites, employing over 412,000 health care providers. Some IDNs are groups of hospitals, some are regional, some have facilities scattered throughout the country and even internationally – think Kaiser Permanente and the Mayo Clinic – both long standing traditional IDNs. More and more health systems are taking on risk management for their patient populations and in doing so, are looking for ways to collaborate with health plans and providers and related entities to align efficiencies in overall patient care management. In the not to distant future, expect to see most provider organizations involved at some level with an IDN.
Navigating IDNs and understanding the scope of their reach is the focus of a recent MCOL infographoid, co-sponsored by LexisNexis Health Care, highlighted below:
MCOL’s weekly infoGraphoid is a benefit for MCOL Basic members and released each Wednesday as part of the MCOL Daily Factoid e-newsletter distribution service – find out more here.