Howard Springer Highlights Key Takeaways From Attending the ACO Coalition Live Meeting

Howard C. Springer, the administrative director of strategy for accountable care services for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, explained that the benefit he got out of attending one of the past ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition live meetings was the knowledge from people who have been in the business for a while.

Howard C. Springer, the administrative director of strategy for accountable care services for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, explained that the benefit he got out of attending one of the past ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition live meetings was the knowledge from people who have been in the business for a while.

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Transcript (slightly modified)

What were your key takeaways from attending the ACO Coalition live meeting?

I think the ACO Coalition offered a lot of different perspectives. So we had a medical director for IBM, we had legal perspectives, we had ACO perspectives and they’re not just early education things. These are people who have been in the business of integrating healthcare and we’re into, like, 4.0 in terms of “these are the subtleties and the ramifications.”

Just like today, the legal perspective: once you get everybody together and then there were was a disagreement, what are your options? And so knowing what the consequences are at that point, you can go up to the beginning and say, “Let’s set up an ACO to avoid that or to address it right from the beginning.”

There was the IBM presentation in terms of the integration of all these wearables and all that information and how that can enhance the healthcare data system to make decisions and give data about how people are complying or engaging in their treatment. You know, it’s phenomenal.

So it’s like breaking news for people in the industry that have been in the industry for a while.