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New Horizons: 2011 health care provider report

Creating accountable care organizations

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Projected cost variances for selected over-running capital infrastructure projects

Projected cost variances for selected over-running capital infrastructure projects

Note: Percentage variances between market-advised cost projections and original estimates for selected capital infrastructure projects

Source: Publicly available material and EY analysis



Is your information technology currently capable of collecting, analyzing and reporting on the continuum of care your patients receive?

Post-reform, the health care delivery and payment path is unpaved and untested. Health care organizations that seek to prosper must be ready to adopt new models, services and business processes that fuse resources, share accountability and better coordinate care.

One way PPACA guides the industry toward these new models is by creating accountable care organizations.

Whether or not your organization chooses to participate in an ACO (ACO), it is time to consider how you can better deliver highly coordinated, cost-effective care. While today, these methods may be the road less traveled, in the years to come, they are destined to be the road well paved.

Building blocks for ACO success

Creating accountable care organizations
Source: Ernst & young, 2011.

Considerations for your board and executive leaders

Leadership: Are your board and executive leaders committed to accountable care?

Collaboration: Are your payers interested in participating in new models of care and payment and willing to work with your organization in identifying the right patient population for participating in a pilot program?

Information technology: Is your information technology currently capable of collecting, analyzing and reporting on the continuum of care your patients receive?



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