In 2013 we made progress on the seismic shift from fee-for-service to value-based care models. The industry has taken the first steps so that everyone – patient, provider and payer – has the same agenda. And everyone profits from the same outcomes. Some of the best industry trends I’ve seen in 2013 include: 1. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) I like this model because everyone’s incentives are aligned. ACOs have to find the patients they should be treating. They need to reach those patients before there’s a problem, before a trip to the ER, or worse. 2. Population health management I like this trend because it means caregivers are being more proactive. They are reaching the patients most likely to need healthcare and aggressively managing their health. Strangely, population health means that we treat the patient more individually. 3. Open, a […]