Health Care Transformation Task Force Recommends Key Strategies for Potential ACOs

| Posted On Nov 03, 2015 | By:

At Atrius Health, we strongly support sharing best practices so that more health systems may contribute to the growing movement to provide high-quality, cost-effective care as Accountable Care Organizations. As a member of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, we recently took part in a collaboration with providers, patients, payers and purchasers to develop an Action Memo outlining best practices for entering into an effective ACO agreement.

In an interview with FierceHealthcare, Atrius Health VP of Population Health Emily Brower spoke about the memo, emphasizing patients as major contributors in developing recommendations for increasing quality of care and the level of patient engagement. The Action Memo, “Key Elements to Consider in ACO Agreements,” shares three key strategies for health systems considering a transition into the ACO space:

As more health systems transition into Accountable Care, it is important that the health care community supports their efforts to provide the best care at an affordable price. We hope that these recommendations will help inform health systems and aid them in developing effective strategies for entering ACO agreements.

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