Accountable Care Organizations: A Roadmap for Success-Guidance on First Steps, presents a culmination of important and timely issues being dealt with by healthcare providers, physician practices, insurers, and government agencies with regard to the movement for establishing accountable care organizations.
The past decade has provided tremendous insights based on demonstrations and pilot projects related to healthcare quality and payment reform and led our nation to this point of transition in healthcare delivery system reform. The authors have examined a number of issues and pertinent literature from healthcare germane material, regulatory guidance, and historical legislation to support ideas and concepts presented. A number of models and illustrations are provided for readers to convey visually the underlying and most critical issues being discussed.
About the Authors
Bruce Flareau, MD, FAAFP, FACPE, CPE, is chief medical informatics officer and vice president of Physician Alignment for BayCare Health System in Clearwater, FL. As a family physician, academician, president of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians and physician executive, Dr. Flareau has over 20 years of healthcare experience.
J.M. Bohn, MBA, is founder of Clinical Horizons, Inc., focusing on communications, planning, and research efforts related to transformation and innovation in the healthcare industry. Bohn holds an MBA from the University of Louisville with a focus on healthcare and economic studies. Bohn has a diverse background that includes five years in the healthcare industry, 10 years in the defense industry, and has operated in the fields of strategic planning, program management, business development, marketing, secondary research, government affairs, and finance along with co-authorship projects on articles, white papers and books.
Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS is the managing partner of DIVURGENT, a healthcare management consulting firm. Colin 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. Colin leads DIVURGENT's Advisory Service consulting practice focused on operational and information technology strategies including those related to Accountable Care Organizations.