The Center’s Goals
What is an IDS?
Integrated Delivery Systems seamlessly coordinate the full spectrum of care for all patients. The goal of an IDS is to provide high-quality care, efficiently use resources, and improve patient and population health, as well as measure these results. Barriers to care — such as higher rates of comorbidity, limited access to transportation services and lower health literacy — make it particularly difficult for vulnerable patients to effectively navigate the current health care system. Safety net hospital systems understand this unique population and, with innovative care coordination models, can improve the health of patients and lower costs associated with inefficient use of services.