|By Wall, J K|
The key to understanding the recently announced partnership between American health Network's physicians and
The program, run by the federal
"We needed someone with health insurance infrastructure," said Dr.
That IT system, called ADVantis, will help
"You really have to have all of that as a physician if you're going to be able to best manage patient health," said
Managing the health of
Overall, better care should prevent hospitalizations and expensive procedures. If doctors do that successfully,
Park said he talked to all four of the major
Park also talked to health insurers
Franciscan jumped into the accountable care concept with both feet. In December, Franciscan and 700 physicians won approval as an accountable care organization under an earlier version of
"We feel the viability of our health system nationally is at risk. We need to identify, create and implement new ways of managing our activities," said
Brody said the accountable care activities could in the future extend to other areas in which Franciscan or
The state's largest hospital system,
"We believe the future of health care will require providers to improve the value of care that they deliver," said Dr.
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