The ‘Promise’ of Accountable Care

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Last week I was in San Diego speaking at The Johns Hopkins University 2016 ACG® System International Conference. The conference attracted delegates from all over the world, including the US, Sweden, Italy, South Africa and the UK. In all cases, delegates and speakers were exercised with the challenge of delivering the ‘Triple Aim’: better health outcomes, better patient experience, reduced cost. Here’s what I learned. Read More…

Population Health Management — The Writing’s on the Wall

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The Health Service Journal (HSJ) reports that NHS England is currently working on a new commissioning strategy. Unsurprisingly references are made to an accountable care system and the role of CCGs within it. Place-based commissioning also gets a name-check. The Kings Fund will be pleased. Read More…

The bright(er) side of life?

Last week I attended a half day conference organised by the always excellent Health Service Journal (HSJ). The opening presentations from four HSJ journalists offered insights into the key issues – as they saw them – currently facing the NHS. Topics included finance, commissioning, integration and the general state of the acute sector. At the … Read more