Vertical integration is part of the strategic operations of the healthcare organization. An organization that is vertically integrated owns multiple part of their supply chain and controls the commodities, manufacturing, distribution and retail portions of the market. In health care we see this as integrated healthcare delivery systems where a managed care organization (MCO) or Accountable Care Organization (ACO) provides acute patient care, multispecialty medical care delivery system, is capable of contracting for various needed patient services and a payer.
Using the information below provide options and directions in an APA formatted paper of at least 500 words that is supported by 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly references and 1 instance of Biblical integration.
Explain the vertical integration options and directions for the following providers:
(a.) A major academic medical center such as the University of Iowa
(b.) A five-person general surgery group
(c.) A manufacturer of durable medical equipment Items to include are outlined as follows:
- Length of assignment – 500 wordso Excluding title page/ Cover page and reference page.
- APA Format
- Number of citations:
- 2 peer-reviewed, scholarly references and 1 instance of Biblical integration.
- Acceptable sources
- Scholarly articles published within the last five years Note: NO plagiarism