The secret? Analytics. Pamela Patterson recounts how her organization focused on quality metrics, visualizing clinical data, and caregivers' workflow to reduce readmissions, among other successes. MORE
Retail giants CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and others are rapidly expanding their clinics. What remains to be seen is whether they'll merely soak up seasonal patient visits or make permanent inroads into primary care practice.
Equipped to handle financial risk sharing, electronic health records, quality benchmarks, patient engagement and care coordination, ACOs are an attractive option to healthcare leaders and providers. Could this be the predominant healthcare model moving forward?