ACOs, PCMHs, and health care reform: nursing's next frontier?

Authors, Primary Korda,H.;Eldridge,G. N.
Title Primary ACOs, PCMHs, and health care reform: nursing's next frontier?
Periodical Full Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice
Pub Year 2011
Volume 12
issue 2
Start Page 100-103
Abstract National health reform includes an emphasis on integrated service delivery models including Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes. These value-based models of care delivery may offer opportunities for nursing to advance its patient care and profession. This paper presents four pillars of health care delivery reform-team-based care; cross-team communication, coordination and collaboration; infrastructure and technology; and aligned payment incentives -intended to improve quality of care while reducing cost increases. Opportunities and challenges for nursing are discussed in this context.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address Altarum Institute, Portland, Maine, USA.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination;System Approach to Quality and Safety;Health Information Technology;Primary Care Workforce Issues
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