Unit 4: Week 4 Chapter 9 Review Questions Homework
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
The following are the Discussion Questions found at the end of this chapter along with answers to those questions. Please submit your answers to the appropriate DropBox.
1. Why has the long-term care field not been subject to strong competition in the past?
Why has that changed?
2. What is the difference between cooperation and integration?
3. What is an integrated health network?
4. What is an integrated health system?
5. Under what circumstances might a long-term care organization choose to join an integrated system?
An integrated network?
6. What are some of the potential economies of scale resulting from integration?
7. What are some of the benefits of integration for long-term care consumers?
8. How are management and governance of an integrated system or network different from management and governance of an individual organizational entity?
9. Why are information systems so important to integration efforts?
10. Why is planning so important to integrated networks or systems?