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The ‘path to success’ for ACOs requires data they can use

Leaders of both hospital- and physician-led ACOs know inherently that value-based care depends on analyzing the data available to them – from the many different IT systems in which their participating physicians operate – to make strategic business decisions that result in optimal patient outcomes and reduced costs. Acquiring usable, actionable data from so many […] [MORE]

What you should consider before joining an ACO

Before your facility links up with partners to join an accountable care organization (ACO), leaders need to consider several important factors — like if it’s really worth the effort.

What does the ‘next generation’ of ACOs mean for hospitals?

What can hospital executives expect under the new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, and how does it compare to the other models? 

How hospitals and ACOs can approach complex care management

Managing care for patients with chronic conditions has often been a struggle for healthcare providers. These high-need patients require consistent monitoring and often result in high expenses for healthcare providers with limited reimbursement. But that won’t be the case for much longer. 

What type of ACO would best fit your hospital?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) use collaborations among healthcare providers to better patient care. But not all ACOs are the same. Here are the different types and how you can use each to make the transition to value-based care. 

ACOs: What to do and what not to do

People in the healthcare industry hear a lot about accountable care organizations. ACOs create incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings – including hospitals. And Medicare’s Shared Savings Program will reward ACOs that lower growth in healthcare costs while meeting performance standards on quality of care and […] [MORE]

ACOs moving full speed ahead

Looks like the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which offers financial incentives for hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers to team up in Accountable Care Organizations  (ACOs), is starting to pick up speed.

Coronavirus: Latest on telehealth, technology & treatments

Sishir Reddy, co-CEO of the Los Angeles-based healthcare tech services company Episource, saw an industry pivot toward telehealth coming even before the coronavirus forced it to the forefront of patient care. 

Innovation to address pain management: How AR/VR can help

  Opioids have been the focus of the media for a while now, and the press has been almost all negative. But patients need help in relieving their pain. In this guest post, Patrick Allen, BSN, MBA, principal at an integrated business, technology and experience consulting practice, will offer an alternative to opioid prescriptions in […] [MORE]

NLP: The key that unlocks improvements to patient safety and quality

As healthcare’s challenges with unstructured data continue to grow, forward-thinking organizations are increasingly turning to natural language processing (NLP) technology to surface actionable insights that drive improvements to patient safety and quality of care. In this guest post, Elizabeth Marshall, MD, MBA, director of clinical analytics at a provider of text mining systems through software […] [MORE]