Created under the health care reform legislation, ACOs are intended to create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient experience across care settings – including doctors’ offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. SIIM 2011, the annual meeting for the Society Imaging Informatics in Medicine, is held June 2-5, in Washington, D.C.
Lenny J. Reznik, Agfa HealthCare’s Director of Enterprise Imaging and Information said, Agfa HealthCare is fully committed to support ACO efforts to be compliant with the Medicare Shared Savings program. By meeting performance standards on quality of care and putting patients first, ACOs that lower health care costs will be rewarded and Agfa HealthCare is working to help advance these standards. ACOs are intended to help improve the health of individuals and communities while saving as much as $960 million over three years for the Medicare program.