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PHOs As Transitional Models For ACOs

Still operating that PHO - Physician-Hospital Organization?  It may be a relic of 1990's-style managed care but I'll bet you learned many hard-won lessons along the way.  Don't give up now.

Instead, use it as a stepping stone to a successful Accountable Care Organization (ACO.)  Improve your risk-sharing models, add healthy doses of transparency and physician leadership, and you just might have something there.

While I'm at it, I spent yesterday in Chicago's western suburbs with a full day of meetings and networking. On one entrepreneurial project specifically, the discussion pointed out that my thinking on possibilities and potentials was WAY too constrained, by a factor of 10. Funny. I usually have the opposite problem, but in this case I'm thrilled to think millions, not tens of thousands. Thanks to all who helped with ideas and alternatives.

And the day concluded wonderfully in a meeting with a hospital that truly understands what "competing on analytics" is all about. Get better by getting smarter, faster!

I'd love to hear from you.  Connect with me on Linkedin.  I'm an open networker and don't IDK, so don't hesitate sending me an invitation to connect.  Or follow me on Twitter (@whatifwhynot).  E-mail me at healthcarestrategist@gmail.com.   All Steve Davis, all the time.

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