Stephen C. Hanson, MPH, FACHE, Partner, CEO Adivsory Network
This is the first part of a two-part introduction to a series of articles regarding health megasystems.
INTRODUCTION: THE INITIAL DAYS OF THE SUPERMEDS
The Clinton administration attempted to reform healthcare in the 1990s. One of the reactions to that process was the conventional wisdom that there would be ten to fifteen “supermeds” that would encompass most of the healthcare delivery in America. These systems would cover large segments of the population providing access to a full continuum of