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Title Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center merger : findings, conclusions, and recommendations / Committee on Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger, Board on the Health of Select Populations, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012.

Subject Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (U.S.)
United States. Department of Defense.
United States. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Organizational change -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Evaluation.
Veterans -- Medical care -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Evaluation.
Hospitals -- United States -- Administration.
Integrated delivery of health care -- United States.
Veterans' hospitals -- United States -- Administration.
Public hospitals -- United States -- Administration.
Soldiers -- United States.
Veterans -- United States.
Medicine, Military -- United States.
Health Facility Merger -- organization & administration.
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated -- organization & administration.
Hospitals, Federal -- organization & administration.
Hospitals, Veterans -- organization & administration.
Quality of Health Care.
United States.
Alt Name Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger,
Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxvi, 257 pages)) : illustrations
Note Title from PDF title page.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The 2010 opening of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) created a joint entity between the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that replaced two separate centers in North Chicago. VA and DoD leaders envisioned a state-of-the-art facility that would deliver health care to both DoD and VA beneficiaries from northern Illinois to southern Wisconsin, providing service members and veterans seamless access to an expanded array of medical services. Unprecedented for the military and the VA, the Lovell FHCC would integrate clinical and administrative services under a single line of authority. The DoD asked the IOM to evaluate whether the Lovell FHCC has improved health care access, quality, and cost for the DoD and the VA, compared with operating separate facilities, and to examine whether patients and health care providers are satisfied with joint VA/DoD delivery of health care. Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger: Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations finds that initial implementation of the Lovell FHCC has provided important lessons about how to integrate VA and DoD health care services and has identified remaining obstacles that the departments could overcome to make such mergers more effective and less costly to implement. The IOM recommends that the VA and the DoD develop a comprehensive evaluation plan to objectively judge its success or failure, with measurable criteria, that would provide essential knowledge for both the Lovell FHCC and future endeavors.
Note This study was supported by Contract/Grant No. HT0011-10-C-0002 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Department of Defense. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.
Version viewed February 10, 2015.
Contents Introduction -- History and context -- Implementation -- Initial results of the integration demonstration -- Lesson learned from other federal and private-sector collaborative approaches to health care services -- Findings, conclusions, and recommendations -- Framework for evaluating Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Health Care Collaborations -- Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense joint ventures: brief histories and lessons learned -- Collaboration among health care organizations: a review of outcomes and best practices for effective performance.
ISBN 9780309262804
OCLC # 822216167
Additional Format Print version: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger. Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center merger. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012 9780309262798 (OCoLC)824759945

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