Infographic: Critical Factors in Developing ACOs and PHOs

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) led by a physician-hospital organization (PHO) nearly doubled over the last year, according to the third annual ACO survey conducted by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Properly developing and operating these integrated heath systems is critical for healthcare organizations.

Highly effective leadership, sustained organizational committees and adequate up-front capitalization are just some of the key elements to the success of an integrated heath system, according to a new infographic from Mercury Advisor Group. This infographic identifies five key elements, along with detailed descriptions of each.

Want to know more accountable care trends? 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, particularly in the area of care coordination, where the ACO model has had the greatest impact for this year’s respondents.

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