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Reti sanitarie: distinte finalità e assetti. Reti di patologia e reti di presa in carico in Lombardia
Journal Title: MECOSAN 
Author/s: Luigi Cajazzo, Francesco Longo 
Year:  2018 Issue: 107 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 99-120 FullText PDF:  283 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MESA2018-107006
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Italian NHS Regional systems shifted from competitive to collaborative logics. This has fostered the search for system wide coordination mechanisms, such us inter-institutional networks. They are often treated as black boxes, with broad and universal scopes. The paper suggests a framework to classify alternative networks’ functions and scopes and related organizational tools. The framework is then used to analyze the emergent inter-institutional networks in the Lombardy regional health care system. There is a matrix of networks at work: "pathology" networks, based on research, knowledge management and task allocation between clinical nodes; "chronic care" networks based on patient access support and case management. There are different kinds of networks at work, with specific tasks, related organizational logics and operational tools.
Keywords: Inter-organizational networks, professional networks, network strategy, network management tools.

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Luigi Cajazzo, Francesco Longo, in "MECOSAN" 107/2018, pp. 99-120, DOI:10.3280/MESA2018-107006


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