Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Introduction and History of Modern Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Core Values and Paradigm Shifts in U.S. Health Care
Slide content:Paradigm Shifts in Medicine: Team-Based Care to Accountable Care Accountable Care Organizations ( ACOs ) G roups of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers who provide coordinated, high-quality care Goal is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, avoid having unnecessary duplication of services, and aim to prevent medical errors Some ACOs may share in the savings achieved 10
Slide notes:With the passage of the Affordable Care Act came the concept of Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs . These are groups of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers who come together to provide coordinated high-quality care. The goal of ACOs is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and aiming to prevent medical errors. Under some models, when an ACO succeeds both in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, it shares in the savings it achieves. 10