What is best for most of us,
But the market often bestoweth,
What is good for the rest of us.
- Integrated care organizations? Then there are those who insist the answer lies in organizations providing “integrated,” “coordinated,” “patient-centered, “ evidence-based care, “ “team” care. The “evidence” in most cases is data accumulated from mandated electronic medical records and government-sponsored comparative outcome studies. Ideally, these organizations should consist of regulated health plans, hospitals, and salaried physicians under one corporate roof. Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, California, is the prototype of this type of organization. Its CEO, George Halvorson says to make these organizations work: