Clinical Integration: A Roadmap to Accountable Care presents novel ideas to advance healthcare leaders' initiatives in the development of new clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations. This timely book provides fresh insights to support development of clinically integrated networks and public and private sector ACO initiatives.
Expanded from its original edition, it integrates points from private sector payer perspectives on the industry shift and new chapters on operations of a network and comparative effectiveness research.
Many issues are discussed, including the complexities of quality measurement across the industry, the importance of physician and collaborative leadership, and the continued adoption of new health information technologies. Acceleration in the advancement of quality, with greater attention to patient-centered care are essential elements in the reform of the U.S. health system and the growth of these new models of care delivery.
About the Authors
Bruce Flareau, MD, FAAFP, FACPE, CPE, is the president of BayCare Physician Partners, and executive vice president of BayCare Health System, in Clearwater, Fla. As a family physician, Dr. Flareau has served as a professor in two universities, has written and spoke nationally and internationally on a variety of health care topics. As an academic, president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and physician executive, Dr. Flareau has over 20 years of healthcare experience.
Ken Yale, DDS, JD, is vice president of clinical solutions at ActiveHealth Management. Previously, he built and launched innovative health technologies and business models for a variety of health organizations, including clinically integrated networks, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, health plans, medical management companies, and health information technology companies. Before building innovative health businesses, he was chief of staff of the White House Office of Science and Technology, served as a special assistant to the President and executive director of the White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC), was legislative counsel to the U.S. Senate, and a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service.
J.M. Bohn, MBA, is founder of Clinical Horizons, Inc. and focuses on communications, planning, and secondary research initiatives related to health care industry transformation and innovation. These fields include health information technology, health care provider, and academic research issues. Bohn's MBA is from the University of Louisville with a concentration in healthcare and economic studies.
Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, is the managing partner of DIVURGENT, a healthcare management consulting firm. Konschak is a registered pharmacist, has an MBA in health services administration, is board-certified in healthcare management, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Konschak leads DIVURGENT's advisory service consulting practice focused on operational and information technology strategies, including those related to accountable care organizations and clinically integrated networks.
"This book clearly lays the groundwork so a healthcare administrator or physician can learn the basic principles and the new language that will be necessary to guide our organizations through this new challenge."
John E. Brown, CEO for Cardiology Consultants, Ltd.
"This book provides a very thorough discussion of all the pertinent issues giving the reader the knowledge base that he needs to navigate the shark infested waters facing healthcare providers and their advisors today."
T. Braxton McKee, JD, Partner & Healthcare Chair for Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.