Featured ACO Articles

  1. Enabling Collaborative Healthcare Delivery: Care Coordination Strategies With 21st Century Technology
    11/9/2011
    In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) identified care coordination as one of its 20 national priorities for quality. Since then, other prominent organizations, such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Commonwealth Fund, the National Quality Forum, and the World Health Organization, have recognized care coordination as a key component for improving healthcare delivery. By Intel
  2. White Paper: Providing Accountability: Accountable Care Concepts For Healthcare Providers
    4/5/2011
    Healthcare expenditures in the United States totaled $2.5 trillion in 2009. Researchers estimate as much as 30 percent of those costs, or $750 billion, may have been due to overuse, underuse, misuse, and/or inefficiencies of healthcare services. By RelayHealth
  3. Keep Ahead Of The 5010 And ICD-10 Curve
    5/1/2012

    This paper examines the impact of the 5010 and ICD-10 initiatives from a strategic standpoint. The objective is to ensure compliance with federal regulations, while considering synergies around MU, business intelligence (BI) and business performance management (BPM) and resource maximization.

  4. Lakeshore Health Network Improves Clinical And Financial Outcomes With Wellcentive
    1/30/2013

    The Wellcentive Advance healthcare intelligence platform has helped the Lakeshore Health Network (LHN) and its physicians implement a variety of Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) programs and significantly improve its clinical and financial outcomes. The 350-member multispecialty Physician Hospital Organization (PHO) in Muskegon, Michigan has realized year-after-year improvements in preventive care and chronic disease management outcomes as a result of its use of Wellcentive’s solutions.

  5. Swedish Reduces Transcription Costs, Achieves 100% Adoption Of EMR
    10/23/2012

    This case study from Nuance takes a look at Swedish, the largest nonprofit healthcare provider in the greater Seattle Area. Swedish operates five hospital campuses, two ambulatory care centers with ERs, and a network of more than 100 specialty-care and primary care clinics.

  6. 10 Things You Need To Know About Accountable Care Organizations
    11/22/2011

    Compared to a traditional fee-for-service model, a successful ACO will incentivize cooperation and will lower costs by encouraging quality care rather than generation of volume. This paper defines three different structures for ACOs: integrated, collective, and combination.

  7. Is The U.S. Ahead Of The Connected Healthcare Curve?
    5/29/2012

    In the United States, more patients can access their health records online than in many other countries. Does this mean that we are ahead of the connected healthcare curve? This study helps to shed some light on the subject.

  8. Drive Care Coordination With Secure, Mobile Healthcare Solutions
    1/10/2012
    To examine how mobile point of care (MPOC) can positively impact the quality and cost of healthcare, this roundtable discussion, moderated by Mark Blatt, MD, worldwide medical director at Intel, explores the ways in which mobile point of care coordination across the care continuum enhances care quality measures. It also addresses how industry leaders ensure privacy and security within the mobile environment without hindering clinician productivity.
  9. ACO: The Next Big Shift For Healthcare Organizations
    3/30/2012
    This white paper shares the findings of recent research that assesses the understanding and preparation levels for developing an ACO among healthcare organizations.
  10. PrimeSUITE Implementation Boosts Important Metrics At Birmingham Heart Clinic
    8/22/2012

    This case study from Greenway covers the Birmingham Heart Clinic, a nine provider cardiology practice established in 1994, and how it was able to boost charge capture, pre-provider income, and patient visits during the inaugural deployment year of PrimeSUITE®.