A physician driven initiative of the medical staff
at Munroe Regional Medical Center
Who Benefits from Clinical Integration?
Simply put, everyone can benefit from the approach to healthcare delivery.
Patients: Patients receive greater consistency of high quality care delivered from a trusted source – their physicians – through better and more efficient communication between you, your physicians and other physicians.
Physicians: You can demonstrate your quality and efficiency to current and future patients, payers and employers and enter into physician-directed collaborative negotiations for “professional fees,” “pay-for-performance” and other contractual arrangements with health plans and employers in a way that financially recognizes your efforts.
Munroe Regional Medical Center: The hospital will be able to develop more collaborative relationships with its medical staff, enlist physician support for quality initiatives and position itself at an advantage in the market on the basis of quality. Through Clinical Integration, the use of evidence-based medicine and pursuit of benchmark performance levels results in fewer medical errors, improved patient outcomes, reductions in healthcare costs through prevention, early detection and optimal management of chronic disease and coordination of care across the entire continuum including reductions in infections and hospital re-admissions.