Atlantic Health identifies keys to successful ACO, population health initiatives

The five-hospital Atlantic Health System in New Jersey has been pushing aggressively into accountable care and population health management, and it is showing signs of success, according to Healthcare Informatics. Atlantic has focused on three areas: Stratification of the patient population through data analytics to determine what patients need at both an individual and population level; team-based care coordination involving nurses, community resource managers, pharmacists, social workers and discharge planners; and a health information technology strategy that standardizes all elements of care into one platform and incorporates evidence-based care. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare