Integrated Care ModelsA key to strengthening American health care is the introduction of integrated care models. By effectively harmonizing the care of all providers – primary care physicians, specialists, social workers, nutritionists and so on – integrated models can achieve cost savings and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. Integrated care models, such as accountable care organizations and health homes, are particularly fitting in this era of rising medical costs and incidence of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
As a leading technical expert on health matters, JSI is well equipped to advise government agencies and health care providers about integrated care models. Since JSI was founded more than three decades ago, its focus has been on a multifaceted, population-oriented approach to improving health and health care. Providing expertise about integrated care models is a natural extension of that approach, in which JSI applies proven, evidence-based methods to work with private and public health partners in developing and implementing best practices.
JSI offers assistance, notably, in blending federal program financing availability, market conditions and organizational cultures for planning and implementing integrated care models.
From a groundbreaking waiver allowing NY to reinvest billions in federal savings, JSI will support the Central NY Care Collaborative in implementing the waiver dollars - addressing critical issues throughout the state and encouraging comprehensive reform.
JSI examined the opportunities/challenges of increased coordination between the delivery of health, behavioral health, substance abuse, and social services to provide “whole-person care” while addressing the population’s health and socioeconomic needs.
JSI and partners are conducting case studies on four emerging ACOs serving safety-net populations in MA, MN, CA, to generate relevant information for those interested in improving care for vulnerable populations and reducing health disparities.
JSI worked to strengthen states’ capacity to monitor and improve child health program outcomes for the HRSA Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs by institutionalizing continuous quality improvement initiatives.
Safety net hospitals, which serve the nation's most vulnerable populations, have high rates of avoidable Medicaid readmissions. To reduce costs and improve care, JSI will adapt and test current best practices for improving care transitions.
JSI is facilitating discussions among FQHCs and mental health centers in Denver to maximize current parnerships and identify shared service integration strategies that would be of benefit in the emerging health care environment.
Community VNA, a Massachusetts home health agency, needs to respond to market changes triggered by federal and state health care reform. They are developing strategy options with JSI guidance.
Learn about our work with the Maine Health Access Foundation, evaluating clinical implementation of primary care and behavioral health integration.