1. According to Ethoven (2009), an integrated delivery system (IDS) â€œis an organized, coordinated, and collaborative network that links various healthcare providers to provide a coordinated, vertical continuum of services to a particular patient population or communityâ€ (para. 1). There a number of benefits with the use of IDSâ€™s. Discuss several benefits associated with integrated delivery systems in regard to healthcare quality and delivery.
Ethoven, A.C. (2009). Integrated delivery systems: The cure for fragmentation. The American Journal of Managed Care. Retrieved from https://www.ajmc.com/journals/supplement/2009/a264_09dec_hlthpolicycvrone/a264_09dec_enthovens284to290
2. According to Stelson, Hille, Eseonu, & Doolen (2017), â€œcontinuous improvement (CI) is a lean process improvement principle. In Lean, the goal is to maximize client benefit by reducing elements detrimental to service aimsâ€ (para. 1). There are several factors that affect continuous improvement in healthcare. Discuss what elements that drive continuous improvement projects success in healthcare.
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