Transitioning to Value Based Care


Joanna Chua, MPH, CHES
Community Health Initiatives Project Coordinator, Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls

Nicole Burrows, RN
Medical Home Care Coordinator, Lake Region Healthcare, Fergus Falls

Diane Thorson, MS, RN, PHN
Director, Otter Tail County Public Health Department, Fergus Falls

Session Details

Date and time: Tuesday, April 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Learning track: Value Based Care
Learning level: Advanced

Session Description

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) aims to reduce health care costs while improving quality by having a network of providers be accountable for the cost and quality of care for primary care patients. This shift from a volume- to a value-based system is essential for health care sustainability. This session examines the challenges and opportunities of being an ACO and how technology and focusing on prevention and chronic disease management are essential to success.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe Accountable Care Organizations.
  • Understand the impact of prevention and chronic disease management on patients' quality of life and care experience, and the healthcare organization's bottom line.
  • Identify ACO issues and challenges.
  • Explain the key role that technology has in providing better care and lowering costs.