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Webinar: Measuring Progress in Accountable Care

To enhance understanding of what it takes to become an effective accountable care organization (ACO), Premier Research Institute researchers identified characteristics associated with greater readiness, including a patient-centered focus, full or partial health plan ownership, and positive relationships with providers. Their findings, presented in a recent Commonwealth Fund report, were based on 59 in-person assessments of hospital-based organizations participating in a national collaborative created to support the transition to accountable care. This free 75-minute webinar provided highlights from that study and feedback from two participating organizations.

What: Measuring Progress in Accountable Care: A Webinar

When: Thursday, March 14, at 2 p.m., E.T.


  • Eugene A. Kroch, Ph.D., vice president and chief scientist at the Premier Research Institute, who will give an overview of his evaluation of the organizations' accountable care capabilities;
  • Patrick Falvey, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief integration officer at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin and Illinois, who will focus on relationships with primary and specialty care physicians as well as data analytics; and
  • Steven Blumberg, senior vice president/executive director of Health Solutions at AtlantiCare in New Jersey, who will address population management infrastructure, particularly chronic disease management.

Anne-Marie J. Audet, M.D., M.Sc., vice president for Health Care Quality and Efficiency at The Commonwealth Fund, and Stuart Guterman, vice president and executive director of the Commission on a High Performance Health System, will moderate.

A recording is available here:

You can live tweet this event with #ACOprogress.

For Commonwealth Fund resources on ACOs, visit our Accountable Care Organizations page.


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