The Doctor Is In…Your Car?

Monday, January 25th, 2010
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

This week we’re talking about trends that could transform healthcare. In separate stories, learn why the doctor will see you now (at least in California) and maybe even in your car. Besides these consumer-centric concepts, this issue of the Healthcare Business Weekly Update also offers a blueprint for a successful accountable care organization (ACO). Loosely defined, ACOs are a set of providers associated with a defined population of patients that is accountable for the quality and cost of care delivered to that population.

According to healthcare consultant William DeMarco, “through technology, these small groups can link together and act, think and leverage themselves as a larger group, giving them a reward and also an asset value they didn’t have before. This also allows them to coordinate services virtually between the medical group and the hospital.”

Still haven’t taken our medication adherence survey? You’ll miss out on strategies from the 100 healthcare organizations that already have. There’s still one week left to take the survey and receive an e-summary of compiled results.

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