As part of the Masters Program in Health Informatics, I produced videos on The Role of Informatics for Accountable Care Organizations. Links are below. I will be updating this post with videos each week.

Key Learning Objectives are:

  • To discuss the establishment of ACO Models of care and legislation that created them.
  • We will also learn about the philosophy, eligibility and characteristics of Accountable Care Organizations and the various models of care.
  • We will talk about managing health of ACO patients and the latest evidence and national distribution of ACOs
  • We will talk about best practices for managing care and tools to analyze gaps in patient care as well as the challenges faced by ACOs
  • Health Informatics and the tools that can be used to monitor performance standards, produce reports of quality metrics and the process for analyzing large amounts of data will also be reviewed.
  • Of course large amounts of data to analyze require tools and technology so we will speak about the types of tools used.
  • In addition, you will hear about interviews conducted with ACO Executives across the country covering their background, how they coordinate care and the technologies they use.
  • Finally you will gain insights and perspectives about the future of ACOs from these executives.

#1 Accountable Care Organizations

#2 Health Managment for ACOs

#3 Informatics, Big Data and Accountable Care Organizations

#4 Informatics and Technology in ACOs

#5 Informatics and Big Data

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