Questions hospitals must consider before joining an ACO

Organizations must consider four questions when they work with a health insurer to implement an accountable care organization, writes Daniel Finke, CEO of accountable care solutions from Aetna, in a piece for Healthcare IT News. The questions include whether your organization is ready to invest in necessary technology; whether it is prepared to design and implement an incentive structure that rewards physicians who meet quality measures; how will the organization redesign its care delivery system so it keeps people well instead of focusing on sick care; and what steps will it take to support and encourage growth.  Article