June 2015

AJAC Interviews Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, CareMore

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

The American Journal of Accountable Care recently interviewed Dr Jain about his decision to join CareMore, CareMore's innovative care model, and his perspectives on US healthcare.

Exploring the New Rules of Patient Engagement: AJMC's ACO and EHDC Spring 2015 Live Meeting

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

As accountable care organizations (ACOs) work to deliver population health, patient satisfaction, and cost savings, the need to engage patients as partners in their own healthcare has never been greater. The ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition convened April 30-May 1, 2015, at the historic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California, to explore ways to make patients the starting points of healthcare, not just its recipients.

Communication and Accountable Care

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

As the US healthcare system transitions from volume to value, there is some concern that while new payment models and reforms may be neither conceptually flawed nor badly designed, the implementation of these reforms may be insufficient to fully achieve any potential success. If we get the architectural plan right but our building materials and methods are flawed, we wind up with a disappointing result.

Stay East, Young Man

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

What would Pioneer ACOs say to their "next-gen" counterparts? Matthew Hayward and Sachin H. Jain deliver some comic humor to accountable care.

Accountable Care Organizations: A Model for the Future

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

This manuscript describes a structural alternative that builds upon the vision of the ACO, positions it centrally in the healthcare experience, and overcomes current limitations in delivering care.

Meaningfully Engaging Patients in ACO Decision Making

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

The authors describe a 3-step framework for how accountable care organizations (ACOs) can ensure that patients' needs, values, and preferences are incorporated into ACO governance decisions.

Do You Speak My Language? When Patient Care Meets Cost-Effectiveness

June 12, 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Health system innovations are sometimes justified in economic language, but clinicians speak the language of patient care. Advancing reform requires translators who speak both languages.