Integrated Delivery Systems Are Discussed in Three Short Videos

Expert Focuses on Definition, Structure, and Implementation of IDS

Napa, California—November 19, 2013—The trend toward Integrated Delivery Systems (IDS) for healthcare is the focus of a playlist of three short videos, “Integrated Delivery Systems: Delivering Value,” released today by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The playlist can be accessed on The Doctors Company’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/doctorscompany.

The videos in the IDS playlist feature Tawnya Bosko, MHA, MS, MSHL, vice president and chief operating officer of Western Reserve Health System in Ohio, which has developed a successful IDS with over 100 physicians. In the videos, Ms. Bosko defines IDS, lists the four key components for IDS success, and discusses the many ways to structure IDS depending on state regulations. Western Reserve Health System, for example, is a large, multi-specialty practice formed in 2009 when Ohio physicians were allowed to own their own hospital. Today, Ms. Bosko notes, a more common practice is for a hospital or hospital system to employ the physicians and other ancillary providers.

“With a growing number of our members joining many of the top 100 U.S. healthcare systems and others considering IDS, we understand physicians’ desire to learn more about this trend,” said Todd Zeiter, vice president, Integrated Delivery Systems, The Doctors Company. “We are pleased to provide these perspectives from Tawnya Bosko, who joined other experts at our recent Executive Advisory Board meeting to identify emerging trends in medical practice and patient safety and to explore topics of importance to physicians’ practices.”

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