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About Emily DuHamel Brower

Emily DuHamel Brower, Executive Director of Accountable Care Programs for Atrius Health joined Atrius Health through Harvard Vanguard as Senior Director of Clinical Improvement Ventures in 2010. In both positions, Emily has developed opportunities to support transformational work that measurably improves healthcare. Key accomplishments include securing Atrius Health’s participation in the Pioneer ACO model, and initiative of CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Previously, Brower spent fifteen years as the Chief Operating Officer/Director of Finance and Operations at Urban Medical Group in Jamaica Plain, a non-profit healthcare organization specialized in medical management of medically complex, chronically ill populations across a community-based long term care continuum. Among her accomplishments at Urban Medical, Brower served as Principal Investigator for a multi-year research project analyzing cost and quality outcomes to support payment reform, and developed innovative, capitated contracts for medically complex Medicare beneficiaries. Brower received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College, and MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Our Journey as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization:
Coordinating Care

Because Atrius Health is a coordinated care system of outpatient facilities, one of the key challenges we faced was coordinating care across our preferred inpatient facilities and community partner organizations. For Medicare patients, much of the care we coordinate is … Continue reading

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Our Journey as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization:
Developing the Transformation Plan

Transforming an organization with 37 adult medicine practices is not easy.  Developing a plan to keep everyone focused and using our resources efficiently was critical. In our first year as a Pioneer ACO, it was important to develop a plan … Continue reading

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