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Oct 21 2011   1:11PM GMT

The “10 Things You Need to Know About Accountable Care” report

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
Accountable Care Organizations, ACO, iHT2, Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is pleased this week to announce the release of their “10 Things You Need to Know About Accountable Care” report, a synthesis of what leading health care execs from across the country believe to be the keys to understanding accountable care organizations, along with six recommendations for providers interested in applying for ACO status.

The report begins by describing the current ACO model and dives into the three different structural frameworks. The report addresses the characteristics of an ideal ACO model, and also highlights the overall importance of technology and how any organization looking to become an ACO must accurately assess its current IT capabilities and what IT assets will be required to realize shared savings.

The report was prepared by:

  • Craig Samitt, MD
    President & CEO
    Dean Health System
  • Kshitij Saxena, MD, MHSA
    Medical Director, AHS-IS
    Adventist Health System
  • Greg Carlson, PhD
    Assistant Professor and Associate for Healthcare Consulting Director of the Center for Innovation and Continuing Education Health Services Administration
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ben Wilson
    Director, Global Healthcare Strategy
    Intel Corporation
  • Tricia Marine Barrett
    VP, Product Development
    National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
  • Waco Hoover
    Institute for Health Technology Transformation

Click here to access the report or you can download it directly by visiting the Institute’s Download Center.

Any questions or comments please contact the Institute for Health Technology Transformation directly at (561) 748-6281 or

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