Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Resources and Tools

Videos and Webinars

How Can Providers Use Care Coordination Platforms in Value-Based and Accountable Care?
Many providers and integrated delivery systems are beginning to transition
to value-based care and ACO models. Lean how to overcome care
coordination and EHR integration challenges during this transition.

Toward Accountable Care: Market Trends and Implications Oct 2013
Examining the collaborative relationships amongst accountable care organizations, payers, and providers.

HIMSS Resources

Eight Key Success Factors & Lessons Learned During Massachusetts Health Care Reform (2006-2010)                                         
98 percent of Massachusetts residents had health insurance by 2010. Learn about the state's key success factors for optimizing "Obamacare".
October 2014

ACO Case Studies: How IT Enables Reporting, Quality and Transformation                                         
Accountable care organization case studies from Sisters of Mercy Health System and Dartmouth/Brookings ACO Learning Network.

Accountable Care Task Force Town Hall Series - Pediatric ACOs
HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force
April 2014

Use Case Study: Hackensack Alliance ACO - Remote Patient
Monitoring for Chronic Disease

March 2014

Case Study: Improving ACO Care Coordination
February 2014

Accountable Care Analysts and Administrators: Critical Skillsets in Demand at ACOs
J.D. Whitlock, MPH, MBA, CPHIMS, Director, Clinical & Business Intelligence, Catholic Health Partners
January 10, 2014

Accountable Care Organizations: Core IT Capabilities Defined 
HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force
August 2013

ACOs: Is Technology the Solution or the Struggle? 
Kovida Rao, HIMSS Accountable Care Task Force
August 2013

In Sickness, and in mHealth: Improving Quality & Cost
David Collins, Senior Director, mHIMSS @HIMSS
July 2013

Will Your ACOs Thrive? Take the Lead with This 3-Step Plan
Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Consultant, Point-of-Care Partners, Member of the HIMSS Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable
HIMSS Payer Insider
May 2013

Pioneer ACO Atrius Health: Clinical Intelligence & Business Intelligence
HIMSS Analytics
January 2013

Pioneer ACO Banner Health Network: Clinical Intelligence & Business Intelligence Approaches

HIMSS Analytics
November 2012

HIE: Payers Wanted
Ed Daniels, Senior Consultant, Point-of-Care Partners, Member of the HIMSS Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable
HIMSS Payer Insider
October 2012

The Intersection of Accountable Care Organizations & Health Information Exchange Organizations
Various articles, blogs, and resources.
May 2012

ROI Research in Healthcare -- Return on Investment for Accountable Care Organizations
HIMSS Leaders and Innovators
February 2012

Employers Leveraging the ACO Model -- How HIE and PHR Can Enhance Employee Engagement
HIMSS HIE Committee
July 2011

ACO Compendium
Compendium on industry articles and tools for establishing and participating in ACOs
June 2011

ACO Management Tools FAQ
Read this ACO FAQ to learn what an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is, learn about the role of an ACO and more.
June 2011

Digital Office February 2011 - Vol. 6, No. 2
Theme:  Accountable Care Organizations
February 2011

2011 HIMSS Analytics Report on Health Information Exchange, Patient-Centered Medical Home and Accountable Care This white paper was sponsored by NextGen Healthcare. This paper explores opportunities for engagement and transformation through emerging care delivery models including HIEs, patient centered medical homes, and accountable care organizations.
February 2011

Other Resources

Fast Facts - All Medicare Shared Savings Program and Medicare Pioneer ACOs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
May 2013 

The State of Accountable Care Organizations: A Conversation With Health Policy and Management Expert Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA
Innovations Exchange Team, AHRQ
May 2013

ACO IT: Channel opportunities in accountable care organizations
SeachIT Channel
April 2013

Accountable Care Organizations
FAQ from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
March 2013

HIMSS Presentations and Discussions

Patient-Centered Payer Roundtable: Medicare Shared Savings Program and ACOs: Overview of the Proposed Rule and HIMSS' Response Process
Speaker: Shelley Price, Director, Payer and Life Sciences
Session recording
April 21, 2011

Accountable Care Organizations: An Introduction to the Impact on Health IT An overview of ACOs and their impact on Health IT.
Randy Thomas, VP Integrated Product Strategy & Planning at Premier healthcare alliance
January 19, 2011
Members only

HIMSS11 Payer Networking Breakfast: Conversation - Medical homes, ACOs and Payers  
This presentation provides background and a focus on the emerging topic of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the dramatic implications they may have on increasing the quality of care through a cost-conscious functionality.
Speaker: Matt Adamson, VP, Health Solutions, MEDecision
February 22, 2011

Ambulatory Roundtable: Accountable Care Organizations (ACO): Overview and ACO Pilots Speaker: Wesley B. Wong, M.D., M.M.M., Regional VP, National Medical Director, Comprehensive Health Solutions, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
November 11, 2010
Members only