A comprehensive framework detailed in recent Health Affairs article could lead the way to reform in accountable care.
The framework comes at a time when accountable care, per the American Journal of Managed Care, is undergoing big changes toward a more value-based environment.
The framework detailed in the Health Affairs write up included seven policies which affect accountable care’s impact, including:
- Governance and culture, which requires sufficient leadership to shift an organization’s focus toward achieving better patient outcomes and value;
- Financial readiness, which makes it possible for an organization to bear risk and reallocate financial resources; and
- Health information technology, or the infrastructure and analytics needed to support patient-centered care.