health outcomes research

Accountable Care Organizations or Accountable Scare Organizations?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M.Sc., MPH There has been a lot of talk lately of a new form of healthcare delivery known as “accountable care organizations” (ACOs). And while it may seem as yet another type of managed care organization, these ACOs are attempting to introduce the element of quality balanced with fiscal responsibility …

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The Demand for Quality Healthcare–Who Cares?

Industry Insights from Paul Meade, M. Sc, MPH Quality measures in healthcare have been sadly lacking for many years, despite the recognition that this information was needed to optimize healthcare delivery. Information technology is the key driver to obtaining quality measures. Advances in outcomes research, access to claims information, greater data processing capabilities, integration of …

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