Achieving Integrated Health Care: Nine Key Lessons

Press Release | | April 9, 2014

Drawing on three decades of experience leading diverse efforts to achieve integrated and higher-value health care, Kenneth W. Kizer, distinguished professor and director of the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, identified nine key “lessons learned” about health-care integration based on efforts in California and nationally.

Kizer highlighted the lessons during his keynote address to the 14th International Integrated Care Conference in Brussels, Belgium, on April 4, an event that drew health-care leaders and representatives from some 20 countries and four continents.

“Advances in the biomedical sciences and population aging have resulted in the business of health care in developed and many developing nations becoming primarily one of managing chronic health conditions,” Kizer said...