The seven acute-care-hospital, West Orange-based Barnabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey, has been plunging headlong into accountable care development. And Anthony Slonim, M.D., the health systems vice president and CMO, has a lot to say regarding lessons learned so far in Barnabas Health’s journey.

The West Orange-based Barnabas Health is the largest integrated health system in New Jersey, encompassing seven acute-care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, and comprehensive homecare and hospice programs. In May, it signed a definitive agreement for Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City to become a member of the health system, with completion of the transaction sch

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Source: ACO Development in New Jersey: One CMO’s Learnings from First-Stage Efforts