An Integrated Delivery System (IDS) is a way to build a more effective and efficient health care system that takes a patient-centered focus. Integrated health care is characterized by a high degree of collaboration and communication among health professionals. This allows for the creation of a comprehensive and cohesive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological and social needs of the patient.
Fragmented health care can lead to miscommunication, misdiagnoses, and over or under treatment. Proper complementary care can avoid these problems. Patients can receive complete care under one roof and providers will have a more holistic picture of patient progress. However, to form and operate integrated healthcare delivery systems successfully requires a great deal of commitment, leadership, and business skills. This can pose major challenges to even the most experienced healthcare executives. IDS also requires the provider to give up a certain degree of independence in order to be part of the group. While IDS is a much better option than the current fragmented system, it still has a few problems.
Symbiosis takes these issues of business expertise and provider independence into account when creating an integrated system. Symbiosis handles all business operations including finance, management, billing, scheduling and more. This allows providers to focus on their patients and not have to worry about things beyond their scope of expertise. Symbiosis also allows the provider to remain independent while still having a support system and network of other providers. In Symbiosis, the provider does not need to report to an authority like they do in a true IDS. All the providers who are part of the Symbiosis Community are their own, independent entities, practicing the way they choose.
Our mission here at Symbiosis is to build a community of healthcare providers who want to realize their dream of becoming business owners, without having to face the downside of actually running the business. We hope to create an integrated system which will result in a supportive provider network, thriving individual practices and most importantly, better outcomes for patients.