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8 Recommendations from Intermountain Healthcare for developing an Accountable Care Organization
- Create a meaningful, living mission, vision, and values for the organization. Make sure they all live by it.
- Balance commitment to all dimensions of care, including clinical goals, operational goals, and financial goals.
- Develop collaborative working partnerships among physicians, nurses, and hospital operations. Use annual goal-setting.
- Plan for the future and stay the course. Do not give up your plans based on short-term setbacks. Do not give up your plans based on short-term setbacks.
- Create an infrastructure and tools to support capability and future enhancements—not necessarily capacity.. Focus on getting better, not necessarily bigger.
- Train all leaders in common principles of management and continuous improvement so that common processes of problem-solving are practiced system-wide.
- Create a culture that rewards innovation, continual improvement, accountability, commitment, and honesty , while building on the strengths of the local environment.
- Become a learning organization, and plan clinical improvements based on evidence gathered from your own system as from the literature.
Notes: Excerpted from: "A Path to Becoming a Model ACO" by Elizabeth Hammond, MD, Pathologist, Executive Editor Pathology Amirsys, Inc., Professor of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Accountable Care News, October 2010
Source: "A Path to Becoming a Model ACO", Accountable Care News, October 2010
Source URL: http://www.accountablecarenews.com
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