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Growth Strategies of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems Reflected In New Industry Directory

Manasquan, N.J.-- Although the growth of new integrated healthcare delivery systems has slowed somewhat, the hospital systems that formed in recent years are "bulking up" adding more hospitals and other healthcare providers to their networks of affiliates, according to information culled from the newly published National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, Second Edition.

More than 850 hospitals and medical centers merged into or operating as integrated delivery systems are profiled in the brand new edition of the directory published by the Managed Care Information Center. The directory profiles the dramatic and historic consolidation of the nation's hospitals.

The National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems profiles includes more than 12,000 system affiliations, including hospitals, home health and Visiting Nurse Associations, hospices, diagnostic centers, ambulatory health centers, community health centers, and long term care facilities.

The growth in the number of newly-created IHDS' spiked in 1996 as hospital boards and their CEOs recognized the need to merge to form systems supporting the continuum of care and to effectively negotiate with managed care plans, said Robert K. Jenkins, Managed Care Information Center president.

In addition to the growth in numbers of system affiliates, the number of primary care and specialist physicians aligning with the IHDS also grew, MCIC researchers found.

The directory includes key contact information on more than 5,100 executives of integrated healthcare systems.

"Extensive research was undertaken by the MCIC research staff to identify the systems," said Gwen Lareau, project director. Research efforts included mail, fax and telephone surveys and telephone verification interviews. The research is complemented by the MCIC editorial staff news gathering, including attendance at industry conferences, exclusive new stories, and data gleaned from company annual reports, 10Ks, and federal and state government filings and records, Lareau said.

The profiles include such system statistics as parent organization, year begun, its tax status, type of integration, enrollment or covered lives if available, number of physicians affiliated or aligned, and number of hospital facilities in the network.

Organized by state in alphabetic order, the directory provides three indexes including personnel and affiliated organizations.

An analysis of the growth in IHDSs also is included and features statistics, current penetration by region, IHDS penetration by state, the top 50 IHDS by revenue and projected IHDS growth.

The National Directory of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, Second Edition, is available in print, 557 pages, for $395 plus $8.50 shipping. The database is available on disk for $1,945 and includes a free six-month update as part of the license.

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