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N.J. system touts its ACO application to population health

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Healthcare Informatics reports that New Jersey’s Atlantic Health System, a five-hospital system, is having success with its aggressive push into accountable care and population-health management.
The system runs two active ACOs: Optimus Healthcare Partners and the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization. They have quality  metrics  for, among other things, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs),  hospital-readmission reduction, cost savings and reduced length of stay.

Atlantis is applying the ACO model to population health through, as summarized by FierceHealthcare:

  • “Risk stratification of the patient population through data analytics to determine what patients need at both an individual and population level
  • “Team-based care coordination involving nurses, community resource managers, pharmacists, social workers and discharge planners
  • “A health information technology strategy that standardizes all elements of care into one platform and incorporates evidence-based care”


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