Futurist Predicts What to Expect from Integrated Delivery Systems

How Integration and Consolidation Will Impact Healthcare Is Discussed in Videos

Napa, California—January 21, 2014—Healthcare futurist Ian Morrison predicts how Integrated Delivery Systems will change healthcare in the United States in six short videos released this month by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

The videos can be viewed in the playlist “Integration and Consolidation” on The Doctors Company’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/doctorscompany.

Some of the insights and predictions shared by this internationally known author include:

  • In the new integrated model, high-performing clinical organizations will succeed.
  • Physicians should be leading the shift in healthcare delivery through integrated systems.
  • Large regional systems will dominate the healthcare landscape, and the majority of physicians will be working for one of these large systems.
  • Healthcare is entering the “second curve”—a dramatically new way of delivering care. The old model of fee-for-service is transforming into an integrated delivery model that focuses on value, not volume.
  • True clinical integration means developing a standardized approach to care delivery to reduce waste and improve quality.
  • Consolidation will be further fueled by the ability of hospitals to purchase physician practices and align with other hospitals.

“Mr. Morrison presented these and other insights at The Doctors Company’s recent Executive Advisory Board meeting, a forum where dynamic thought leaders explore topics of importance to modern medical practices in the evolving healthcare environment,” said Stacy Schultz, senior vice president of marketing at The Doctors Company. “We are pleased to share evolving views on Integrated Delivery Systems with a wide audience through our popular video series.”

Mr. Morrison’s views are also featured in the “Expert Perspectives on ACOs” playlist at www.youtube.com/doctorscompany.

About The Doctors Company
Founded by doctors for doctors in 1976, The Doctors Company (www.thedoctors.com) is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 74,000 members and $4 billion in assets, and is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.

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