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Overcoming the barriers to Accountable Care Organization (ACO) success

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were designed with a promise—by bringing physician organizations, hospitals, and other care delivery groups together, they could share risk, reduce costs, and deliver better care to their patient populations. For many ACOs, however, this promise has yet to be realized.


This white paper outlines the challenges ACOs face and provides information to break through those barriers and achieve their goals, including information on the following:

  • Trends of ACO growth over time, and what to expect in the future
  • How to plan properly and avoid missteps as you overcome key barriers to success
  • Ten tips to help realize the ACO promise
Philips Population Health Management - Realizing the promise: Overcoming the barriers to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) success

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