March 2017

Consult Coordination Affects Patient Experience

March 10, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Given that accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be rated on patient experience and wait times for specialist consults are associated with patient satisfaction, ACOs should monitor this process.

Telemedicine and its Role in Revolutionizing Healthcare Delivery

March 10, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Given the current focus on efforts to contain costs, improve the delivery of care, and meet consumer demand, telemedicine is an attractive tool to use for success in these areas.

Use of Postacute Care After Discharge in Urban and Rural Hospitals

March 10, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Rural patients receive less postacute care after hospital discharge than urban patients, especially after elective joint replacement-a condition selected for bundled payments.

Meeting the Measure: Improving ADHD Care in the Medical Home

March 08, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Quality improvement methodology was implemented to ensure that patients receiving medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) returned for an appointment within 30 days of initiating medication.

Successful Implementation of APSO Notes Across a Major Health System

March 08, 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

In this study, the authors demonstrate widespread adoption and satisfaction with the novel APSO (Assessment, Plan, Subjective, Objective) format for progress notes at a large, integrated health delivery network.