Collaboration between physicians and hospitals for a variety of purposes. Some models of integration include physician-hospital organization, management-service organization, group practice without walls, integrated provider organization and medical foundation.
A provider organization that is fully integrated operationally and clinically to provide a full range of health care services, including physician services, hospital services and ancillary services.
A corporation, partnership, joint venture or any type of alliance between physicians, hospitals, ancillary providers and an insurance company or HMO. There is often sharing of risk, revenues, capital, planning, governance, management and information systems among these affiliated parties.