Accession Number : ADA293008

Title :   Case Study: The Development of a Tri-Service Regional Health Services Plan at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT GORDON GA

Personal Author(s) : Dancy, Peter C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA293008

Report Date : 01 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : The study analyzed and documented how the Department of Defense (DoD) Region III Health Services Plan was developed at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center focusing on the process undertaken. The Region Ill Plan is rooted in the managed care principles adopted under the DoD' s prior Coordinated Care Program. Developed in coordination with the Services' Surgeons General, the DoD Managed Care Program is principally designed to provide medical treatment facility commanders the authority, tools, and flexibility needed to better perform their health care missions. The author interviewed several key personnel involved in the health plans development and actively involved himself in Lead Agent meetings. The interviews revealed that each of the key personnel remained consistent in their philosophical direction concerning what the regional plan should look like. The key lessons learned were that other Lead Agents should start their developmental efforts early, their health plans should be localized or tailored to fit the medical environment, and the process of writing the health plan is a difficult one.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, SYMPOSIA, ENVIRONMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, HEALTH, ARMY FACILITIES, REGIONS, MEDICINE, CASE STUDIES, PLANNING, MISSIONS, ILLNESS, PERSONNEL, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Administration and Management
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE