Accession Number:

ADA237377

Title:

Coordinated Care in the Fitzsimons Health Services Region

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 89-Jul 90,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center FAMC is a 448 bed teaching facility located in Aurora, Co. FAMC has responsibility for coordinating healthcare for military beneficiaries within the Fitzsimons health services region 15 states and Department of Defense DoD region III seven states. This study seeks to determine the organization, functions and scope of an office to coordinate healthcare within these regions. A variety of military coordinated care organizational approaches are explored, including joint military medical commands and catchment area management. Personnel resources are examined to identify positions involved in coordinated care functions. These functions include patient evacuation, communication and monitoring, discharge planning, information management, and case management. A coordinated care office is designed around resources currently available at FAMC. Finally, regional champus admissions and administrative systems are analyzed to determine areas where health care coordinators can implement systemic improvements.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE