Student Pharmacist Session
Please note this session is not accredited for continuing pharmacy education credit.
The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) landmark report “Crossing the Quality Chasm,” along with the Affordable Care Act, and the focus of the health care delivery system’s shift from volume to value, have been key driving forces behind the proliferation of integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The primary goal of these entities is to develop, build and create a care delivery system that will reduce the total cost of care, improve quality and patient outcomes, and improve the patient experience.
In this presentation, we will discuss whether these ACOs and IDNs have achieved this goal and their pivotal role in transforming the care delivery system. We will also discuss the ACO and IDN practice model and infrastructure; what has worked and hasn’t; their performance in quality, patient outcomes, patient experience and cost; learnings from successful IDNs and ACOs that are scalable and sustainable; upcoming changes; and other pertinent insights in the quest towards high quality and affordable healthcare.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to: