Frontiers of Health Services Management

The quarterly magazine of the American College of Healthcare Executives, featuring analysis of trends impacting the healthcare industry.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Winter

A Community-Based Solution to Complex, Chronic Health Needs
Summary *The challenge of chronic care resides in the complexity of the care, not in the duration of the illness. It is complex care that creates an urgent call for community cooperation, above the fray of competition, for the sake of our patients, our...
A New Model for Chronic-Care Delivery
RISING HEALTHCARE COSTS, increasing numbers of patients with chronic illnesses, an aging population, and a healthcare delivery system failing to meet the needs of its people - this could describe American medicine in the 1980s and 1990s. American medicine...
Chronic Disease Management at Intermountain Healthcare
SUMMARY *The care of patients with chronic disease is a significant challenge for any healthcare system. Intermountain Healthcare is trying a variety of approaches to chronic disease management. There are five general areas that have been organized centrally....
Competition and Community: Key, Evolving Issues That Require Careful Consideration
THE PROGRAMS THAT have been implemented by PeaceHealth and Intermountain Healthcare differ in several ways. For that reason, this review will address them separately.PEACE HEALTHThe PeaceHealth program addresses the needs of individuals with serious...
Editorial
Please TAKE A MOMENT to reflect on a few facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:* Over 133 million Americans live with chronic disease. That's almost half of us!* 70 percent of our deaths are from chronic disease.* 75 percent of our...
Response from a Feature Author
I want to thank the three commentators for their thoughtful insights. A few of the questions they pose are relatively easy to answer. Our program recognizes a wide variety of related chronic diseases. The diabetes program heavily emphasizes treatment...
Response from a Feature Author
I would like to acknowledge the debt of gratitude that I have to lntermountain Healthcare and University of Michigan Health System. Ellen J. Gaucher's book about the quality journey at Michigan, Total Quality in Health Care: From Theory to Practice,...
Whole Patient Care: Reaching beyond Traditional Healthcare
AS THE AVERAGE LIFE SPAN increases and more people develop chronic illnesses, it is becoming apparent that our healthcare system is not providing the necessary combination of coordinated systems to an aging and increasingly complex population. The fact...