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Accountable Care Organizations

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a method of integrating physicians with other members of the health care system and rewarding them for controlling costs and improving quality. While ACOs are not radically different from past efforts to improve the efficiency of health care delivery, such as health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and independent practice associations (IPAs), their innovation lies in the flexibility of their payments, structure and risk assumption. Similar to physicians in integrated health care delivery systems, such as Geisinger, the Mayo Clinic and Intermountain Healthcare, ACO providers are accountable for the outcomes and expenditures of their assigned population and are tasked with collaboratively improving care to reach cost and quality targets set by the payor. ACOs can be either voluntary or involuntary, distribute bonuses when targets are met and levy penalties when targets are missed.

Collaborate with iHT2 on Accountable Care Organization initiatives including:

Upcoming iHT2 Health IT Summits:
         
“Patient Engagement & Accountable Care”
Featuring: Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group, Denver Health, Continua Health Alliance, and Dean Health System
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Atlanta
April 24-25, 2012
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"Accountable Care & Analytics: Driving Accountability through Information"

Featuring:
Harvard University Health Services, Metropolitan Health Networks, Cleveland Clinic Florida
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Fort Lauderdale
June 12-13, 2012
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"Accountable Care Organizations: Taking on Risk & Identifying Critical Tools"
Featuring:
Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group, The Advisory Board Company, Capital BlueCross and Quality Health Network
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Denver
July 24-25, 2012
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“ACO’s & Population Health Management: Tying Technology to Health”
Featuring: Health Data Management, Northshore University HealthSystem, Oregon Health Network, Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle
August 22-23, 2012
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“Accountable Care: Improving Outcomes While Bending Down the Cost Curve”

Featuring: Health Data Management, North Shore LIJ Health System, Wellspan Health, UMass Memorial Healthcare, Ellenville Regional Medical Center, AvHealio, Zynx
iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City
September 19-20, 2012
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“Meaningful Use & ACO’s: Implementing One to Achieve the Other”

Featuring: USC Care Medical Group
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills
November 7-8, 2012
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“Patient-Centered Health: A Cornerstone for Accountable Care”

Featuring: The Healthcare Compass
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills
November 7-8, 2012
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“Creating a Blueprint for Accountable Care: Leveraging Health IT for Improving Outcomes”

Featuring: Capital BlueCross
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Austin
December 5-6, 2012
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Past iHT
2 Health IT Summits:

“A Comprehensive Look at Healthcare Delivery Reform: From Accountable Care to PCMH and Beyond”

Featuring: Catholic Health East, Detroit Medical Center, and Barrow Neurological Institute
iHT2 Health IT Summit in Phoenix
January 18-19, 2012

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“Accounting for Assumptions: Taking a deeper look at reforming our healthcare delivery system”

Featuring: Mayo Clinic, SHARP Program Area Four, Catholic Health Partner, Auxilio, Inc., TeraMedica, and Premier Healthcare Alliance
iHT2 Health IT Summit in San Francisco
March 27-28, 2012

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Upcoming iHT
2 Research:


Accountable Care Organization Research Project
Featuring: Dean Health System, Adventist Health System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Intel Corporation, and National Committee for Quality Assurance
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