Evolution of Health Care Systems

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Evolutions of Health Care Systems Learning Team C Richard Gist, Thomas Korzeniowski, Nanny Morales Lisa Milstead, Tonya Wooten March 22, 2014 HCS/531 Health Care Organizations and Delivery Systems Professor J Rudd I. Introduction - Nanny II. Kaiser Permanente HMO A. Company description 1. Geographic information: Kaiser is a multistate enterprise. California is the largest user of Kaiser services. Kaiser has clinics and health care facilities in California, Colorado, Virginia, D.C., Ohio, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington , and Maryland. Kaiser was founded out of the need for health care to Kaiser Aluminum during WW2. It grew out of a physician clinic system to an organized health maintenance organization. 2. Services: Kaiser has many services from clinics providing primary and specialty care. Kaiser has outpatient pharmacies, optical shops and dispensaries. In addition, Kaiser also has affiliations with hospitals (the larges amount in California). Kaiser Permanente has formal clinical research established throughout the organization. B. Interrelationships analysis 1. Stakeholders : There are a number of stakeholders: first are the Kaiser policy beneficiaries who are the most important stakeholders. Providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and professional nurses all have a stake in the organization. Finally, the investors have a significant stake in the overall financial health of the organization. 2. Professional organizations: Professional organizations such Joint Commission play a huge role in the Kaiser system. There are other professional organizations such as medical specialty societies that benefit from Kaiser research efforts. 3. Healthcare providers and their roles within the organization: Kaiser started out as an employee clinic for Kaiser aluminum. There are every specialty of physician
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