HealthLeaders Media Reveals Path to Quality, Cost-Effective Healthcare with ACO Models

Press Releases, February 2, 2011

One of the key elements of healthcare reform has been to encourage hospitals, health systems, physicians, and health plans to integrate resources to provide more efficient, cost-effective healthcare. With gaps in guidance on the definition of an ACO, healthcare organizations have forged ahead with a myriad of clinical integration strategies to create the foundations for accountable care. In the latest HealthLeaders Media Breakthroughs report, The Bridge to Accountable Care Organizations, leading hospital systems—Monarch HealthCare, Sisters of St. Francis Hospital and Health Systems, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Palmetto Health—share insights and lessons learned in building accountable care organizations.

Produced in collaboration with PWC, this comprehensive industry intelligence report is available for complimentary download at

"The creation of an accountable care organization presents healthcare executives with a dilemma: how to push forward with accountable care and integration while still operating in a fee-for-service environment," says Jim Molpus, strategic relationships director for HealthLeaders Media and co-author of the report. "Innovative executive and physician leadership teams are recognizing the inherent and underlying value of using ACO models to push for higher gains in quality and efficiency now that will prepare them for the future."

The full report—which includes four case studies, highlights of a roundtable discussion, interactive charts, and embedded audios and videos—is a dynamic, multimedia-rich PDF that offers:

  • Critical solutions from the executive teams at healthcare organizations on the leading edge of creating accountable care models
  • A look behind the trends with interactive charts and graphs
  • Insights from more than 20 healthcare executives
  • Live links to hear and view executives' advice in on-demand audio and video clips

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