Accession Number : ADA313770

Title :   An Implementation Plan into Service Line Management for a Major Air Force Teaching Facility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s) : Trezza, Anthony A.

PDF Url : ADA313770

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : In 1992, in a move designed to better align the medical service with its Line or the Air Force counterparts, the Air Force Surgeon General directed an evaluation of a new structure that formalized the move toward service lines along with several other changes. The intent was to provide a clearer chain of command within the management team structure, while better focusing medical services on patient needs, and ultimately improve the ability to compete in a managed care environment. The objective of the reorganization was to align the medical organizational structure with that of other nonmedical Air Force organizations, and to make the delivery of health care services to the beneficiary population more efficient to effectively increase access, maintain high quality of care, and reduce the overall cost of delivering that care. This project examines the conversion to service line management and as such will incorporate experiences from professional literature and in-house initiatives. Specific areas of interest include the tools necessary for the service line manager to achieve success, strategies for hospitals or health systems to utilize when changing to service line, barriers that may impede the transition, and many of the advantages and disadvantages associated with service line management.

Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, EDUCATION, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, HEALTH, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), POPULATION, COSTS, MEDICINE, FOCUSING, PATIENTS, MEDICAL SERVICES, HOSPITALS, MILITARY SURGEONS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE