Online Program

Changing Landscape of Healthcare - Impact of Accountable Care Organizations

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

The art of practicing medicine remains the same, but the business of medicine is changing with the times.  Today, escalating costs of healthcare is reaching a state of crisis.  Some of these costs are a direct result of our failure to provide our patients access to care in a timely fashion.

A better understanding of the changes on the medical horizon will enable us to be woven into the core fabric of the evolving healthcare environment.  At this critical time when health care reform is focused on improving quality while reducing costs, Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a newly proposed vehicle for improving or maintaining high-quality patient care while controlling costs. Accountable Care Organizations are value-based, data driven, and patient centered to the extent that quality is rewarded over quantity.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify the strategies used to develop a successful ACO model. Formulate accountable care principles for long-term clinical re-engineering through the critical role of accountable care organizations. Describe the financial impact of ACO's.

Keyword(s): Health Care Reform, Affordable Care Act

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a national speaker on the subject of quality in healthcare, dedicated to improving Health Outcomes through innovation in Patient Engagement, Access to Care, and Community Leadership. Previously Medical Director for Health Care Excel, the QIO of Indiana; currently serve on the Board of the Indiana Rural Health Association. I was awarded the 2013 Indiana Rural Health Leadership Award which recognizes individuals that make have made an outstanding difference in rural health.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Indiana Rural Health Association Board Member Advisory Committee/Board
Wellness For Life Chief Medical Officer Consultant

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.