Accountable Care

GAO Reports Find Patient Access to Care Issues at IHS, DOD

May 2, 2016 - The Indian Health System (IHS) is not keeping up to standards with regard to patient access to care, a new report from the Government Accountability Office stated. The GAO investigation found that wait times for primary care at IHS facilities is exorbitant on two fronts: first, patients often must wait months before they can schedule an appointment, and second, once the appointment has...

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How Hospital Environments Affect Patient Satisfaction Levels

by Sara Heath

Hospitals should take a three-pronged approach to improve patient satisfaction and patient experience, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). In a new publication, Improving the Patient Experience through the Healthcare...

How Better Patient Engagement Can Drive Accountable Care

by Sara Heath

When it comes to providing quality accountable care, healthcare organizations need to go beyond the traditional scope of the patient-provider relationship and work to boost patient engagement. According to Mark Wagar, President of...

Does Patient Engagement Drive Accountable Care, ACO Success?

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry shifts payment models from volume to value, innovative care approaches such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), care coordination, and patient engagement continue to gain popularity. Alternative payment...


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