Breakthroughs: The bridge to accountable care organizations (ACOs)

Health reform is encouraging healthcare providers to integrate resources to help bend the cost curve and increase efficiencies. Developing these "Accountable Care Organizations" has challenged organizations to develop their own strategies around clinical integration. This report shares insights and lessons learnt from leading hospital systems including Monarch HealthCare, Sisters of St. Francis Hospital and Health Systems, The Nebraska Medical Center and Palmetto Health.

This report addresses:

  • Which structures of an ACO may best apply to your health system or medical group practice
  • Key investments that must be made in health I.T., care coordination, and post-acute care
  • Apply physician-alignment knowledge from a variety of settings, from integrated to voluntary staff
Breakthroughs: The Bridge to Accountable Care Organizations

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