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June 24, 2015 Webinar: 3 Medicare Pioneer ACO Success Drivers from Steward Health Care Network

A top-performing Medicare Pioneer ACO will share three key performance drivers behind its accountable care success during a June 24, 2015 webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, June 02, 2015 --( Steward Health Care Network, a top performer in the Medicare Pioneer ACO program, will share three critical elements driving the success of its accountable care organization, including a surge in gross savings from 2012 to 2013, during "Medicare Pioneer ACO: Care Management, Quality Improvement and Data Integration Yields Substantial Performance Gains," a June 24, 2015 webinar.

The 45-minute webcast is sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Learn more about Medicare Pioneer ACO gains from care management, quality improvement and data integration at

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Scheduled Speaker: Kelly Clements, Pioneer program director, Steward Health Care Network, will share Steward's success strategies from its first three Pioneer performance years and Steward's leveraging of this experience with other risk-based contracts, including the newly announced CMS Next Generation ACO Model.

Conference Focus: Participants will learn how Steward Health Care Network:

-Leverages Pioneer ACO participation to accelerate physician engagement in risk-based models and the resulting dollar gains;

-Pursues an overall care management strategy and the care management initiative that had the greatest impact on performance;

-Tackles the data integration challenge, working with individual physician practices to provide value from their EMR while leveraging systems capabilities for the data needed to manage population health;

-Impacts quality improvement measures, including the patient experience, preventive care, and care for populations with chronic conditions; and

-Applies lessons learned through the Medicare Pioneer ACO program to expand its organizational participation in other performance-based contracts, including CMS' Next Generation ACO Model.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 45-minute live webinar on June 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; "On-Demand" replay available June 26, 2015; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available July 15, 2015. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

Learn more about Medicare Pioneer ACO gains from care management, quality improvement and data integration at

"With half of healthcare organizations participating in an ACO, and one fifth primed to register for CMS's Next Generation ACO model, according to our 2015 ACO Benchmarks survey, Steward's ability to thrive in the Pioneer ACO environment offers a wealth of lessons in accountable care delivery."
-Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:

Note: The HIN 2015 ACO survey results summary may be downloaded at

For Melanie Matthews's profile, please visit

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network — HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail, or visit
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