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Synopses of Better Practices

The following synopses of better practices in Integration are draft documents pending review and approval by the Governor and Task Force.

Kaiser Permanente (KP) has implemented an integrated delivery system (IDS) in a number of markets in the USA. The key to health care system, health care delivery, and health status improvements is not a function of increased financial incentives alone but rather of fundamental changes in the way services are organized, how a system manages the health care needs of the population, and a shift in priority between primary and specialized care. Click here to read the full synopsis.

France has experienced success in the promotion of an integrated health care system approach to prevention, acute and rehabilitative care through their regional hospitals. The hospitals became the central point for coordinating care and development of medical plans for regions. Preliminary evaluation indicates increased patient satisfaction of care received due to the re-focus on specifically identified local needs. Click here to read the full synopsis.

PRISMA (Program of Research to Integrate the Services for the Maintenance of Autonomy) in Canada has proven effective in integrating care for frail seniors with chronic conditions living in the community and maintaining their independence in the community. Click here to read the full synopsis.