10. The Future

This page contains additional references for Chapter 10 of Responding to Healthcare Reform: A Strategy Guide for Heatlhcare Leaders.  The most current additions are at the top of the page.  It also includes the annotated references from the book and their associated hyperlinks.

Current References

The National Health Services Corps
is a network of 8,000 primary health care professionals and 10,000 sites as of September 30, 2010 working in underserved communities across the country. To support their service, the NHSC provides clinicians with financial support in the form of loan repayment and scholarships.

Annotated References from Responding to Reform

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). 2011. http://www.icsi.org/index.aspx?catID=2
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) was founded in 1993 by HealthPartners Medical Group, the Mayo Clinic, and Park Nicollet Health Services. ICSI today is the Upper Midwest’s leading healthcare collaborative. It is funded by six Minnesota and Wisconsin health plans, and is comprised of 55 dues-paying medical groups and hospitals representing more than 9,000 physicians.

As an independent, non-profit organization, ICSI helps its members implement best clinical practices for their patients. ICSI also works to transform the healthcare system so members and sponsors can deliver higher quality and more affordable care. Its trusted collaborative processes have demonstrated ICSI’s ability to bring diverse stakeholders together to champion system-based improvements in healthcare.

Minnesota Department of Health. 2010. Minnesota Health Care Spending and Projections, 3. St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Department of Health.

Redman, E. 2001. The Dance of Legislation. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

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