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Special Report: Realizing your ACO goals just became a little easier 

by Michael Campana
Many healthcare leaders are working towards achieving accountable care goals. But let’s face it, there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to going about this. You need an approach that works specifically for your ACO and your staff.

Navigating a healthcare system based on the promise of accountable care is not for the faint of heart. In fact, the road is often riddled with potholes and challenges.

These can including the following:

​Working towards accountable care goals? Understanding key challenges and putting proactive steps in place can help you achieve success.​

  • Achieving true interoperability: ACOs are striving to connect disparate systems for quicker, more efficient data sharing.
  • Attaining information governance: Effectively managing increasing and evolving security protocols and regulations isn’t easy and can lead to miscommunication and frustration.
  • Succeeding in enterprise output management: As ACOs form and collaborate, differing workflow solutions and various technologies can lead to conflicting systems.
  • Realizing value-based care: Added pressures of meeting value-based care goals increase the need to keep costs down.

These obstacles are enough to frustrate any healthcare leader. However, having the right tools, resources and solutions in place can help your ACO navigate these challenges successfully based on your specific goals.

To this point, organizations must be able to review analytics and interpret trends from this information in order to see important patterns and areas of improvement within their organizational workflow.

One way to do this is to consider implementing strategies that support the following:

  • Data reporting methodology and governance for information collection from disparate system.
  • Information analysis to obtain a deeper understanding of organizational processes.
  • Business process agility to identify where information is getting lost or mistranslated and areas of redundancy and loss.

As mentioned earlier, there may not be a simple quick fix to becoming a successful ACO, but taking steps now, can certainly help make the process more enjoyable and fruitful.

Accountable Care Special Report

Learn how to overcome accountable care roadblocks to better reach your ACO goals. 
Michael Campana
Michael Campana joined Ricoh in 2012 as Senior Manager of Healthcare Marketing. He brings 27 years of experience to the role to lead the market positioning and strategy for Ricoh’s healthcare industry vertical in the Americas. Campana began his career in the healthcare industry upon graduating from the University of South Florida. He has worked for a number of healthcare organizations, including most recently Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services.