Re-engineering intensive care: the role of informatics.

  title={Re-engineering intensive care: the role of informatics.},
  author={Amy J. Barton and M M Russin},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={8 2},
Managed care and quality improvement are two driving forces in the current health care environment. The pressure of capitation and the recent focus on outcomes of care have generated new incentives to restructure care delivery to control costs. Intensive care units, once revenue centers, are becoming cost centers. Re-engineering, or redesigning, the process of care entails examining premises for ability to provide services as well as considering how to do things more efficiently. The assumption… CONTINUE READING

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