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FUTURE TRENDS: What is the hospital changing into?

Two traditionally hospital-focused provider organizations that are experimenting with new nontraditional models are profiled in this brief article.  The first is Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY), which has a wholly owned subsidiary named CMO-The Care Management Company.  CMO was established in the late ’90s and was a principal reason that Montefiore was chosen to as a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  It provides Montefiore with a platform to assume financial risk for patients and put population health into practice.  The second organization is Texas Health Resources, which has entered into a contract with Healthways, for disease management services. 

Why do I like this article?  It’s topical!  It’s free full text!  Two nice brief case studies.

Source: Betbeze, P.  Embracing nontraditional models.  Health Leaders;16(1):30, 32, 34, 36, Jan./Feb. 2013.  Click here for full text: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/print/MAG-289193/Embracing-Nontraditional-Models  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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