Implementing Accountable Care to Achieve Better Health at a Lower Cost

Report of the WISH Accountable Care Forum 2016

by Mark McClellan, Andrea Thoumi, Krishna Udayakumar et al.
Doha, Qatar: World Innovation Summit for Health, 2016

44 pp. 3.0 MB
http://www.wish-qatar.org/app/media/download/2738pic-004_resize

Accountable care seeks to align health financing and regulatory systems with person-centred care reforms and enable changing population health needs and opportunities to be addressed at a lower cost. The authors define accountable care as a group of providers who are held jointly accountable for achieving a set of outcomes for a defined population over a period of time and for an agreed cost. However, to implement accountable care requires new organizational capabilities and professional expectations. Effective implementation is not only technical. It will involve putting into practice new performance measures and financing models, but also steps to support healthcare organizations in managing change.

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