World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.Organizations: Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Accountable Care Organizations: Organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. Assigned means those beneficiaries for whom the professionals in the organization provide the bulk of primary care services. (www.cms.gov/OfficeofLegislation/Downloads/Accountable CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Organizations, Nonprofit: Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Cytoskeleton: The network of filaments, tubules, and interconnecting filamentous bridges which give shape, structure, and organization to the cytoplasm.Actins: Filamentous proteins that are the main constituent of the thin filaments of muscle fibers. The filaments (known also as filamentous or F-actin) can be dissociated into their globular subunits; each subunit is composed of a single polypeptide 375 amino acids long. This is known as globular or G-actin. In conjunction with MYOSINS, actin is responsible for the contraction and relaxation of muscle.Cloning, Molecular: The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.Consumer Organizations: Organized groups of users of goods and services.Microtubules: Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.Multigene Family: A set of genes descended by duplication and variation from some ancestral gene. Such genes may be clustered together on the same chromosome or dispersed on different chromosomes. Examples of multigene families include those that encode the hemoglobins, immunoglobulins, histocompatibility antigens, actins, tubulins, keratins, collagens, heat shock proteins, salivary glue proteins, chorion proteins, cuticle proteins, yolk proteins, and phaseolins, as well as histones, ribosomal RNA, and transfer RNA genes. The latter three are examples of reiterated genes, where hundreds of identical genes are present in a tandem array. (King & Stanfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.United StatesPhylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.Sequence Homology, Amino Acid: The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.Introns: Sequences of DNA in the genes that are located between the EXONS. They are transcribed along with the exons but are removed from the primary gene transcript by RNA SPLICING to leave mature RNA. Some introns code for separate genes.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Exons: The parts of a transcript of a split GENE remaining after the INTRONS are removed. They are spliced together to become a MESSENGER RNA or other functional RNA.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Transcription, Genetic: The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Chromatin: The material of CHROMOSOMES. It is a complex of DNA; HISTONES; and nonhistone proteins (CHROMOSOMAL PROTEINS, NON-HISTONE) found within the nucleus of a cell.Genes: A category of nucleic acid sequences that function as units of heredity and which code for the basic instructions for the development, reproduction, and maintenance of organisms.Provider-Sponsored Organizations: Entities sponsored by local hospitals, physician groups, and other licensed providers which are affiliated through common ownership or control and share financial risk whose purpose is to deliver health care services.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Mutation: Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.Voluntary Health Agencies: Non-profit organizations concerned with various aspects of health, e.g., education, promotion, treatment, services, etc.International Cooperation: The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.Restriction Mapping: Use of restriction endonucleases to analyze and generate a physical map of genomes, genes, or other segments of DNA.Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid: The sequential correspondence of nucleotides in one nucleic acid molecule with those of another nucleic acid molecule. Sequence homology is an indication of the genetic relatedness of different organisms and gene function.Microscopy, Fluorescence: Microscopy of specimens stained with fluorescent dye (usually fluorescein isothiocyanate) or of naturally fluorescent materials, which emit light when exposed to ultraviolet or blue light. Immunofluorescence microscopy utilizes antibodies that are labeled with fluorescent dye.Health Planning Organizations: Organizations involved in all aspects of health planning activities.Protein Structure, Tertiary: The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.Sequence Alignment: The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.International Agencies: International organizations which provide health-related or other cooperative services.DNA: A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: A private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization which establishes standards for the operation of health facilities and services, conducts surveys, and awards accreditation.Organizational Culture: Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values, which are subject to change, are reflected in the day to day management of the organization.Gene Order: The sequential location of genes on a chromosome.Professional Review Organizations: Organizations representing designated geographic areas which have contracts under the PRO program to review the medical necessity, appropriateness, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. Peer Review Improvement Act, PL 97-248, 1982.Brain Mapping: Imaging techniques used to colocalize sites of brain functions or physiological activity with brain structures.Evolution, Molecular: The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.Chromosomes: In a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure consisting of or containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Actin Cytoskeleton: Fibers composed of MICROFILAMENT PROTEINS, which are predominately ACTIN. They are the smallest of the cytoskeletal filaments.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Open Reading Frames: A sequence of successive nucleotide triplets that are read as CODONS specifying AMINO ACIDS and begin with an INITIATOR CODON and end with a stop codon (CODON, TERMINATOR).Cell Nucleus: Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Genome: The genetic complement of an organism, including all of its GENES, as represented in its DNA, or in some cases, its RNA.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Preferred Provider Organizations: Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Organization and Administration: The planning and managing of programs, services, and resources.Membrane Proteins: Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.Protein Binding: The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.Microfilament Proteins: Monomeric subunits of primarily globular ACTIN and found in the cytoplasmic matrix of almost all cells. They are often associated with microtubules and may play a role in cytoskeletal function and/or mediate movement of the cell or the organelles within the cell.Species Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid: Sequences of DNA or RNA that occur in multiple copies. There are several types: INTERSPERSED REPETITIVE SEQUENCES are copies of transposable elements (DNA TRANSPOSABLE ELEMENTS or RETROELEMENTS) dispersed throughout the genome. TERMINAL REPEAT SEQUENCES flank both ends of another sequence, for example, the long terminal repeats (LTRs) on RETROVIRUSES. Variations may be direct repeats, those occurring in the same direction, or inverted repeats, those opposite to each other in direction. TANDEM REPEAT SEQUENCES are copies which lie adjacent to each other, direct or inverted (INVERTED REPEAT SEQUENCES).Cell Line: Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.Genes, Bacterial: The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.Biological Evolution: The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.Neurons: The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.Neural Pathways: Neural tracts connecting one part of the nervous system with another.Microscopy, Confocal: A light microscopic technique in which only a small spot is illuminated and observed at a time. An image is constructed through point-by-point scanning of the field in this manner. Light sources may be conventional or laser, and fluorescence or transmitted observations are possible.Cell Membrane: The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.Promoter Regions, Genetic: DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.Cell Polarity: Orientation of intracellular structures especially with respect to the apical and basolateral domains of the plasma membrane. Polarized cells must direct proteins from the Golgi apparatus to the appropriate domain since tight junctions prevent proteins from diffusing between the two domains.Models, Molecular: Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.DNA, Complementary: Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Cytoskeletal Proteins: Major constituent of the cytoskeleton found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. They form a flexible framework for the cell, provide attachment points for organelles and formed bodies, and make communication between parts of the cell possible.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Tubulin: A microtubule subunit protein found in large quantities in mammalian brain. It has also been isolated from SPERM FLAGELLUM; CILIA; and other sources. Structurally, the protein is a dimer with a molecular weight of approximately 120,000 and a sedimentation coefficient of 5.8S. It binds to COLCHICINE; VINCRISTINE; and VINBLASTINE.Pan American Health Organization: WHO regional office for the Americas acting as a coordinating agency for the improvement of health conditions in the hemisphere. The four main functions are: control or eradication of communicable diseases, strengthening of national and local health services, education and training, and research.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Health Facility Administration: Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Drosophila melanogaster: A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.Bacterial Proteins: Proteins found in any species of bacterium.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Drosophila Proteins: Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.DNA Restriction Enzymes: Enzymes that are part of the restriction-modification systems. They catalyze the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA sequences which lack the species-specific methylation pattern in the host cell's DNA. Cleavage yields random or specific double-stranded fragments with terminal 5'-phosphates. The function of restriction enzymes is to destroy any foreign DNA that invades the host cell. Most have been studied in bacterial systems, but a few have been found in eukaryotic organisms. They are also used as tools for the systematic dissection and mapping of chromosomes, in the determination of base sequences of DNAs, and have made it possible to splice and recombine genes from one organism into the genome of another. EC 3.21.1.Plasmids: Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.Escherichia coli: A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria (GRAM-NEGATIVE FACULTATIVELY ANAEROBIC RODS) commonly found in the lower part of the intestine of warm-blooded animals. It is usually nonpathogenic, but some strains are known to produce DIARRHEA and pyogenic infections. Pathogenic strains (virotypes) are classified by their specific pathogenic mechanisms such as toxins (ENTEROTOXIGENIC ESCHERICHIA COLI), etc.Conserved Sequence: A sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is similar across multiple species. A known set of conserved sequences is represented by a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE. AMINO ACID MOTIFS are often composed of conserved sequences.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Nerve Net: A meshlike structure composed of interconnecting nerve cells that are separated at the synaptic junction or joined to one another by cytoplasmic processes. In invertebrates, for example, the nerve net allows nerve impulses to spread over a wide area of the net because synapses can pass information in any direction.Chromosome Positioning: The mechanisms of eukaryotic CELLS that place or keep the CHROMOSOMES in a particular SUBNUCLEAR SPACE.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.EuropeGenome, Viral: The complete genetic complement contained in a DNA or RNA molecule in a virus.Fluorescent Antibody Technique: Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.Nucleic Acid Hybridization: Widely used technique which exploits the ability of complementary sequences in single-stranded DNAs or RNAs to pair with each other to form a double helix. Hybridization can take place between two complimentary DNA sequences, between a single-stranded DNA and a complementary RNA, or between two RNA sequences. The technique is used to detect and isolate specific sequences, measure homology, or define other characteristics of one or both strands. (Kendrew, Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology, 1994, p503)Blotting, Southern: A method (first developed by E.M. Southern) for detection of DNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.Genomic Library: A form of GENE LIBRARY containing the complete DNA sequences present in the genome of a given organism. It contrasts with a cDNA library which contains only sequences utilized in protein coding (lacking introns).Gene Expression Regulation: Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.Independent Practice Associations: A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Binding Sites: The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.Image Processing, Computer-Assisted: A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.Microscopy, Electron, Scanning: Microscopy in which the object is examined directly by an electron beam scanning the specimen point-by-point. The image is constructed by detecting the products of specimen interactions that are projected above the plane of the sample, such as backscattered electrons. Although SCANNING TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY also scans the specimen point by point with the electron beam, the image is constructed by detecting the electrons, or their interaction products that are transmitted through the sample plane, so that is a form of TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY.Community Networks: Organizations and individuals cooperating together toward a common goal at the local or grassroots level.Drosophila: A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.Developing Countries: Countries in the process of change with economic growth, that is, an increase in production, per capita consumption, and income. The process of economic growth involves better utilization of natural and human resources, which results in a change in the social, political, and economic structures.Operon: In bacteria, a group of metabolically related genes, with a common promoter, whose transcription into a single polycistronic MESSENGER RNA is under the control of an OPERATOR REGION.Interphase: The interval between two successive CELL DIVISIONS during which the CHROMOSOMES are not individually distinguishable. It is composed of the G phases (G1 PHASE; G0 PHASE; G2 PHASE) and S PHASE (when DNA replication occurs).Societies, Medical: Societies whose membership is limited to physicians.Microtubule-Associated Proteins: High molecular weight proteins found in the MICROTUBULES of the cytoskeletal system. Under certain conditions they are required for TUBULIN assembly into the microtubules and stabilize the assembled microtubules.Electron Microscope Tomography: A tomographic technique for obtaining 3-dimensional images with transmission electron microscopy.Mitosis: A type of CELL NUCLEUS division by means of which the two daughter nuclei normally receive identical complements of the number of CHROMOSOMES of the somatic cells of the species.Saccharomyces cerevisiae: A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.Organizational Affiliation: Formal relationships established between otherwise independent organizations. These include affiliation agreements, interlocking boards, common controls, hospital medical school affiliations, etc.Spindle Apparatus: A microtubule structure that forms during CELL DIVISION. It consists of two SPINDLE POLES, and sets of MICROTUBULES that may include the astral microtubules, the polar microtubules, and the kinetochore microtubules.Morphogenesis: The development of anatomical structures to create the form of a single- or multi-cell organism. Morphogenesis provides form changes of a part, parts, or the whole organism.Hospital Administration: Management of the internal organization of the hospital.Centrosome: The cell center, consisting of a pair of CENTRIOLES surrounded by a cloud of amorphous material called the pericentriolar region. During interphase, the centrosome nucleates microtubule outgrowth. The centrosome duplicates and, during mitosis, separates to form the two poles of the mitotic spindle (MITOTIC SPINDLE APPARATUS).Recombinant Fusion Proteins: Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).United Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Heterochromatin: The portion of chromosome material that remains condensed and is transcriptionally inactive during INTERPHASE.Intercellular Junctions: Direct contact of a cell with a neighboring cell. Most such junctions are too small to be resolved by light microscopy, but they can be visualized by conventional or freeze-fracture electron microscopy, both of which show that the interacting CELL MEMBRANE and often the underlying CYTOPLASM and the intervening EXTRACELLULAR SPACE are highly specialized in these regions. (From Alberts et al., Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2d ed, p792)Cell Adhesion: Adherence of cells to surfaces or to other cells.Nucleic Acid Conformation: The spatial arrangement of the atoms of a nucleic acid or polynucleotide that results in its characteristic 3-dimensional shape.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Capitation Fee: A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.Microscopy, Electron, Transmission: Electron microscopy in which the ELECTRONS or their reaction products that pass down through the specimen are imaged below the plane of the specimen.Guidelines as Topic: A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.Safety Management: The development of systems to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences in an institutional setting. The concept includes prevention or reduction of adverse events or incidents involving employees, patients, or facilities. Examples include plans to reduce injuries from falls or plans for fire safety to promote a safe institutional environment.Transcription Factors: Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence: A type of IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION in which target sequences are stained with fluorescent dye so their location and size can be determined using fluorescence microscopy. This staining is sufficiently distinct that the hybridization signal can be seen both in metaphase spreads and in interphase nuclei.Proteins: Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.Extracellular Matrix: A meshwork-like substance found within the extracellular space and in association with the basement membrane of the cell surface. It promotes cellular proliferation and provides a supporting structure to which cells or cell lysates in culture dishes adhere.Financial Support: The provision of monetary resources including money or capital and credit; obtaining or furnishing money or capital for a purchase or enterprise and the funds so obtained. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed.)Visual Cortex: Area of the OCCIPITAL LOBE concerned with the processing of visual information relayed via VISUAL PATHWAYS.Cats: The domestic cat, Felis catus, of the carnivore family FELIDAE, comprising over 30 different breeds. The domestic cat is descended primarily from the wild cat of Africa and extreme southwestern Asia. Though probably present in towns in Palestine as long ago as 7000 years, actual domestication occurred in Egypt about 4000 years ago. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 6th ed, p801)Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.DNA, Bacterial: Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.Cell Movement: The movement of cells from one location to another. Distinguish from CYTOKINESIS which is the process of dividing the CYTOPLASM of a cell.Community-Institutional Relations: The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.Nucleosomes: The repeating structural units of chromatin, each consisting of approximately 200 base pairs of DNA wound around a protein core. This core is composed of the histones H2A, H2B, H3, and H4.Green Fluorescent Proteins: Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.Protein Conformation: The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).Intermediate Filaments: Cytoplasmic filaments intermediate in diameter (about 10 nanometers) between the microfilaments and the microtubules. They may be composed of any of a number of different proteins and form a ring around the cell nucleus.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Protein Transport: The process of moving proteins from one cellular compartment (including extracellular) to another by various sorting and transport mechanisms such as gated transport, protein translocation, and vesicular transport.Nuclear Proteins: Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.Planning Techniques: Procedures, strategies, and theories of planning.Carrier Proteins: Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.Cosmids: Plasmids containing at least one cos (cohesive-end site) of PHAGE LAMBDA. They are used as cloning vehicles.Synteny: The presence of two or more genetic loci on the same chromosome. Extensions of this original definition refer to the similarity in content and organization between chromosomes, of different species for example.Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.Cluster Analysis: A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.Models, Genetic: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.DNA Primers: Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.Visual Pathways: Set of cell bodies and nerve fibers conducting impulses from the eyes to the cerebral cortex. It includes the RETINA; OPTIC NERVE; optic tract; and geniculocalcarine tract.HeLa Cells: The first continuously cultured human malignant CELL LINE, derived from the cervical carcinoma of Henrietta Lacks. These cells are used for VIRUS CULTIVATION and antitumor drug screening assays.Membrane Microdomains: Detergent-insoluble CELL MEMBRANE components. They are enriched in SPHINGOLIPIDS and CHOLESTEROL and clustered with glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins.Centromere: The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.Cell Shape: The quality of surface form or outline of CELLS.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Personnel Management: Planning, organizing, and administering all activities related to personnel.Collagen: A polypeptide substance comprising about one third of the total protein in mammalian organisms. It is the main constituent of SKIN; CONNECTIVE TISSUE; and the organic substance of bones (BONE AND BONES) and teeth (TOOTH).Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Cell Differentiation: Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.Models, Neurological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the neurological system, processes or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins: Proteins obtained from the species SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.DNA-Binding Proteins: Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.Contract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Microtubule-Organizing Center: An amorphous region of electron dense material in the cytoplasm from which the MICROTUBULES polymerization is nucleated. The pericentriolar region of the CENTROSOME which surrounds the CENTRIOLES is an example.Cryoelectron Microscopy: Electron microscopy involving rapid freezing of the samples. The imaging of frozen-hydrated molecules and organelles permits the best possible resolution closest to the living state, free of chemical fixatives or stains.Practice Guidelines as Topic: Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Chromosomes, Bacterial: Structures within the nucleus of bacterial cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Internationality: The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Membrane Lipids: Lipids, predominantly phospholipids, cholesterol and small amounts of glycolipids found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. These lipids may be arranged in bilayers in the membranes with integral proteins between the layers and peripheral proteins attached to the outside. Membrane lipids are required for active transport, several enzymatic activities and membrane formation.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
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(2/32) A national strategy to put accountable care into practice.

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(3/32) How the center for Medicare and Medicaid innovation should test accountable care organizations.

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(4/32) Leadership in creating accountable care organizations.

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(5/32) Complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and Accountable Care Organizations: the train is leaving the station.

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(6/32) Accountable care organizations: the proposed regulations and the prospects for success.

The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act included a provision to promote the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). These organizations will be eligible to share in the savings to Medicare if they are able to reduce costs and provide high-quality care. The law allows a wide variety of organizations to become ACOs, even networks of providers that are small compared with major integrated delivery networks. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently proposed regulations, which are extensive and complex. They impose significant regulatory requirements on these new organizations, ranging from the structure of the organization to quality standards for qualifying for any shared savings. There are a number of challenges to ACOs and it is uncertain whether they can achieve the goals Congress had in mind or even whether many healthcare provider organizations will be interested in participating in the program. The potential for shared savings may be too small to justify the additional costs and regulatory burdens of becoming an ACO. In addition, the incentives to physicians may be inadequate to encourage behavior that reduces cost while maintaining quality. The article reviews the proposed regulations and discusses the prospects for success of ACOs.  (+info)

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*  Accountable care organization
Accountable Care Organizations." Federal Register 81 FR 5823 Miller, H.D. (2009). "How to Create Accountable Care Organizations ... An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization that ties payments to quality metrics and the cost of care ... Accountable care system "Medicare "Accountable Care Organizations" Shared Savings Program - New Section 1899 of Title XVIII, ... What Providers Need to Know: Accountable Care. (Washington DC, 2011) 2:4. "The State of Accountable Care Organizations: A ...
*  Population health
"Accountable Care Organizations, Explained". Kaiser Health News. Retrieved 21 November 2015. Kutscher B. Outpatient care takes ... DeVore S, Champion RW (2011). "Driving Population Health Through Accountable Care Organizations". Health Affairs. 30 (1): 41-50 ... As participation in value-based reimbursement models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) increases, these initiatives ... World Health Organization. WHO definition of Health, Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted ...
*  Elliott S. Fisher
"Accountable Care Organization (ACO) , Nalari". www.nalarihealth.com. Retrieved 2017-03-17. Fisher, Elliott S.; Staiger, Douglas ... "Accountable Care Organizations, Explained". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-03-20. "The Pioneers , ReThink Health". www.rethinkhealth. ... "Creating Accountable Care Organizations: The Extended Hospital Medical Staff". Health Affairs. 26 (1): w44-w57. doi:10.1377/ ... "Fostering accountable health care: moving forward in medicare". Health Affairs (Project Hope). 28 (2): w219-231. doi:10.1377/ ...
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One of these models, the Accountable care organization (ACO), reimburses a physician through a gain-sharing model that ... Shafrin, J. (January 26, 2010). "What are Accountable Care Organizations?". Check date values in: ,year= / ,date= mismatch ( ... "Access to care. (n.d.)". Ama-assn.org. Pauly, M.; Sattherwaite, M. (1981). "The pricing of primary care physician's services: a ... This growing barrier to primary care physicians and the preventive care they provide means that more patients are being seen in ...
*  Essentia Health
"100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know". Becker's Hospital Review. August 14, 2013. "Two ACOs First to Earn NCQA's Highest ... NCQA Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Early Adopters. National Committee for Quality Assurance. Find a Clinic/ ... Essentia was accredited as an Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2013. Essentia ... "Essentia Health Selects Health Care DataWorks' Business Intelligence Solution To Support Integration of Member Organizations". ...
*  H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
"100 accountable care organizations to know , 2014". www.beckershospitalreview.com. Retrieved 2017-09-25. "Archived copy". ... In 2014, Becker's Hospital Review includes Moffitt in the 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know. In 2015, Moffitt earned a ... In 2008, the University of Florida and Shands at UF formed a partnership with Moffitt to develop programs in cancer care, ... and business leaders who envisioned a new dimension of cancer care and research in Florida. In late 1978, H. Lee Moffitt, a ...
*  Atrius Health
The Atrius Health groups have a long history of operating as a model for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), with full ... He is responsible for all aspects of leading this non-profit accountable care organization of 6,800 employees serving 740,000 ... viewed by many as one of the first models of an Accountable Care Organization. Atrius Health is also a participant in the ... "Atrius Health - Accountable Care Organization". www.atriushealth.org. Retrieved 2016-02-19. http://blog.atriushealth.org/tag/ ...
*  Healthcare in Northumberland
... accountable care organisation'". Health Service Journal. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. "Northumberland care home ... It has been given £8.3 million as a transformation fund and plans to create a single 'accountable care organisation' for the ... who was to lead a new accountable care organisation. Northumberland, Tyne and Wear formed a sustainability and transformation ... 641 million and establish the Northumbria accountable care organisation. It plans to improve prevention services - reducing ...
*  Accountable care system
It has features in common with Accountable care organizations. Accountable care systems are organisations in the English NHS ... "Accountable care organisations (ACOs) explained". Kings Fund. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. "Developing accountable ... accountable care systems', NHS England announces". Pulse. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017. "New care systems must be ... An Accountable care system is a system of healthcare provision which is intended to be integrated, and in particular to merge ...
*  Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
... which is the largest health care provider in Illinois and the largest accountable care organization in the US. With more than ... "2016 Shared Savings Program (SSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) PUF". Center for Medicare Services. "information on ... Advocate Health Care is a not-for-profit, faith-based organization related to both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ... Modern Health Care. OWP/P [Chicago, IL] (August 31, 2007). "Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Center for Advanced Care [Park ...
*  Farzad Mostashari
Aledade provides services to independent primary care providers forming Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). He was born in ... He then joined the New York City Department of Health, where he launched the primary care information project (PCIP) under his ... The project focused on accelerating the adoption of electronic health record systems as a means of improving primary care ... "Aledade is helping independent doctors thrive in a changing health care system". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2015-12-26. "The Obama ...
*  Oncology Care Model
The legislation also created the accountable care organizations (ACO) model, which holds voluntarily-enrolled health care ... "Medicare "Accountable Care Organizations" Shared Savings Program - New Section 1899 of Title XVIII, Preliminary Questions & ... "How The Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation Should Test Accountable Care Organizations" (PDF). Health Affairs. 29 (7): ... In fact, if the care of the patient takes a little over six months, the physician is required to maintain care for a second ...
*  Saint Thomas Health
In 2012 Saint Thomas Health started an Accountable care organization called MissionPoint Health Partners. MissionPoint ... Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Roman Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health ... Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is also home to a level III neonatal intensive care unit. STH's Cancer Program uses innovative ... This allows transfer into a specialized facility if additional care is required. In July 2008, the Chest Pain Network expanded ...
*  Raul Vazquez (physician)
In 2016, Vazquez founded the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization or GBUACO. On June 6, 2016, Dr. Vazquez was ... to protect and enhance the abilities of non-profit health care organizations to serve society and their individual communities ... the foundation seeks to enhance the performance of non-profit health care organizations in carrying out their unique roles and ... "GBUACO Health Care Corporate Team located in Buffalo New York". gbuaco.org. Retrieved 19 September 2017. University at Buffalo ...
*  Summit Medical Group
In January 2016, Summit Medical Group joined Trinity Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Trinity Health ACO is one of ... In March 2016, Summit Medical Group joined forces with other health care organizations in the American Medical Group ... MD Anderson has ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care each year since 1990 in U.S. News & World Report's annual ... In 2016, Le Benger was named #8 in the "NJBiz Health Care Power 50 list" - a publicized ranking of the leaders of New Jersey ...
*  Tucson Medical Center
TMC has been chosen by Dartmouth College and the Brookings Institution for a national Accountable Care Organization pilot ... "The Dartmouth Institute - Center for Population Health - The Policy Core - Accountable Care Organizations - Implementation ... "17 Best Home Health Care Agencies in Tucson, AZ - TCC®". Total Care Connections. 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2016-07-05. "Top ... "IBCLC Care Award Directory". Ibclccare.org. Retrieved 2011-07-13. "Best Hospitals in Tucson, AZ - US News Best Hospitals". ...
*  Mount Carmel East
"Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Mount Carmel Health Partners Announce Accountable Care Organization". www.anthem.com. " ... representing more than 250 primary care and specialty care providers. This is a network of providers for care that is not of an ... System was created incorporating all Mount Carmel Hospitals and associated organizations under a new health care organization. ... an eight-bed post-surgery intensive care unit, an 18-bed coronary care unit and a 30-bed step-down unit, all within its ...
*  Medicare Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration
PGPs have the option of transitioning to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program. " ... care process redesign, investment in care management programs, improved diagnostic coding, and market conditions. Of the PGPs ... point of care reminders, being completely chartless), care management programs, and education and feedback to providers ... This proved problematic because under the demonstration the PGP was responsible for all costs of care that the patient incurred ...
*  Donn Sorensen
The book provides guidance on how to lay the groundwork for a successful accountable care organization. Donn's latest book Big ... Sorensen serves as the board chair of The Make-A-Wish Missouri Foundation and serves as board chair of Care-to-Learn St. Louis ... Sorensen worked 25 years in health care including work with Premier Practice Management (a national practice operations ... organization), several specialty and multispecialty groups in Nashville, Tennessee, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and with the ...
*  Health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration
One pilot would go even further, encouraging clinicians to band together into "Accountable Care Organizations" that take ... He also argued for bundling payments and accountable care organizations, which reward doctors for teamwork and patient outcomes ... Among the organizations in support of single-payer health care in the U.S. is Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), ... who provide universal health care including preventative care, found that they could lower their total health care expenditures ...
*  Healthcare reform debate in the United States
He also argued for bundling payments and accountable care organizations, which reward doctors for teamwork and patient outcomes ... The quality of health maintenance organizations and managed care have also been criticized by this same group. According to a ... OECD countries in terms of acute care hospital beds. Only four OECD countries have fewer acute care hospital beds per capita ... "Rand study finds patients' ratings of their medical care do not reflect the technical quality of their care" (Press release). ...
*  Electronic consultation
With the changing Medicare requirements, hospitals are beginning to utilize technology to meet Accountable Care Organization ( ... eConsult Platform Transforms Health Care by Improving Access to Specialty Care, L.A Care Health Plan. (2012). How eConsult ... Increased satisfaction Improved continuity of care Improved access to specialty care Improved patient care Timeliness of ... The Affordable Care Act (ACA) emphasizes integrated care that provides a value-driven and patient-centered health care. ...
*  RedBrick Health
... providers and accountable care organizations. RedBrick Health was founded in 2006 by founders and former management team ... and care coordination. Employees and families that participate in RedBrick Health programs can be rewarded financially for ...
*  Oregon Health Authority
The demonstration includes coordinated care organizations (a form of accountable care organization or ACO) as the Medicaid ... affordable health care. OHA is responsible for the state's Medicaid program, which is operated under a Medicaid Demonstration ... Oregon State Hospital for individuals requiring secure residential psychiatric care, and the state's Medicaid program called ...
*  Phil Scott (politician)
In 2017, Scott implemented a pilot project with an accountable care organization to test the model of outcomes-based care. ... and towards a system that compensates providers on the basis of outcomes and the quality of care-in order to reduce health care ... The act was also designed to cut health care costs through healthy lifestyle insurance discounts to those who participated in ... The budget invested in affordable housing, education, child care assistance, and other economic development initiatives. As a ...
*  Resource curse
... health care, or infrastructure... quantitative tests reveal that oil-rich nations who experience demonstrations or riots ... which they argue will fuel public demand for the government to be transparent and accountable in its management of natural ... International Organization. 63 (1): 107. doi:10.1017/S0020818309090043. Ross, Michael L. (April 2004). "Does Taxation Lead to ... International Organization. 70: 1-33. doi:10.1017/s0020818316000072. Caselli; Tesei, Andrea (2015-08-12). "Resource Windfalls, ...
The Arizona Nonprofit Community Report  The Arizona Nonprofit Community Report
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Download Project Governance: Implementing Corporate Governance And Business Ethics In Nonprofit Organizations 2007  Download Project Governance: Implementing Corporate Governance And Business Ethics In Nonprofit Organizations 2007
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InfosysPublicServices - Accountable Care Organization Solution | ACO …  InfosysPublicServices - Accountable Care Organization Solution | ACO …
Accountable Care Organization Solution for payors Combines Comprehensive platform by providing Operational & Analytical ... InfosysPublicServices - Accountable Care Organization Solution , ACO Regulations * 1. Healthcare Accountable Care Solution for ... Accountable Care Organization Solution for payors Combines Comprehensive platform by providing Operational & Analytical ... Solution Overview Infosys' Accountable Care Solution for Payors combines portals and a comprehensive analytical platform, to ...
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Easing the Pathway to Accountable Care Organizations - RWJF  Easing the Pathway to Accountable Care Organizations - RWJF
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have the promise to transform how health care is delivered by sharing financial awards ... among providers that realize savings in health care spending while improving quality. ...
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Accountable Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act | HuffPost  Accountable Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act | HuffPost
... model in health care delivery, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for programs with different pay... ... Accountable Care Organizations are designed to have health care providers and hospitals coordinate care to keep patients from ... An Accountable Care Organization is paid a set amount of money per patient enrolled. Medicare is not billed per procedure. ... An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is an example of one of these programs. ...
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Accountable care organization - Wikipedia  Accountable care organization - Wikipedia
Accountable Care Organizations." Federal Register 81 FR 5823 Miller, H.D. (2009). "How to Create Accountable Care Organizations ... An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization that ties payments to quality metrics and the cost of care ... Accountable care system "Medicare "Accountable Care Organizations" Shared Savings Program - New Section 1899 of Title XVIII, ... What Providers Need to Know: Accountable Care. (Washington DC, 2011) 2:4. "The State of Accountable Care Organizations: A ...
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Accountable Care Organizations: How to Define Quality?  Accountable Care Organizations: How to Define Quality?
4. Sindell M. Our journey as a pioneer accountable care organization: overview of the pioneer ACO model. Published July 11, ... So how do the nation's 449 accountable care organizations (ACOs) and ACOlike entities sponsored by hospital systems, physicians ... The accountable care paradigm: more than just managed care 2.0. Leavitt Partners. http:// leavittpartners.com/aco-consulting/. ... and a hospice care group that delivers care to patients at home. Atrius' model of delivering quality care was further cemented ...
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HOT TOPICS: Accountable Care Organizations(Post Date: 3/3/14) | MedPageToday  HOT TOPICS: Accountable Care Organizations(Post Date: 3/3/14) | MedPageToday
Robotic Telestenting; BP Cuff Smartwatch; Medicare Bundled Care *Morning Break: McCain Hospitalized; Surgeon Signs Livers; Teva ... diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified health care provider.. © 2018 MedPage Today, LLC. All rights reserved. ...
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Seton Accountable Care Organization, Inc. Seton ACO  Seton Accountable Care Organization, Inc. Seton ACO
At Seton Accountable Care Organization, Inc. (Seton ACO) we have a big idea for Central Texas: healthcare that's friendlier and ... Seton Accountable Care Organization, Inc.. Previous Legal Business Entity Name: Seton Health Alliance, Inc.. 1345 Philomena ... Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for "Seton Accountable Care Organization, Inc." to view the ... data.cms.gov/Special-Programs-Initiatives-Medicare-Shared-Savin/2016-Shared-Savings-Program-SSP-Accountable-Care-O/3jk5-q6dr/ ...
more infohttps://www.seton.net/medical-services-and-programs/seton-accountable-care-organization/
Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns - April...  "Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns" - April...
For the last five years, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been at the leading edge of healthcare payment reform and ... "Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns" - April 11. ... "Accountable Care Organizations: Making Progress in a Land of Unicorns.". The event - featuring J. Michael McWilliams, MD, PhD, ... But have ACOs delivered? Have they achieved any savings? If so, how? And what challenges do provider organizations, payers, and ...
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Ballad Healths accountable care organization among best performing in the nation  Ballad Health's accountable care organization among best performing in the nation
Ballad Health's accountable care organization is one of only 18 in the country to generate savings for federal taxpayers for ... The goal of an accountable care organization - commonly referred to as an ACO - is to create healthier communities while ... 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ballad Health's accountable care organization is one of only 18 in the country to generate savings ... AnewCare Collaborative, the region's first accountable care organization, has generated more than $54 million dollars in total ...
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Analyzing Trends in   Accountable Care Organizations:  A Nationwide Survey  Analyzing Trends in Accountable Care Organizations: A Nationwide Survey
Accountable Care Organizations: A Nationwide Survey - Published on: September 29, 2017 Analyzing Trends in Accountable Care ... Accountable Care Organizations: A Growing Trend. Fisher and colleagues at Dartmouth Medical School are generally credited with ... Supplements Analyzing Trends in Accountable Care Organizations: A Nationwide Survey. .current_article { width: 250px; } . ... stimulating the development of accountable care organizations (ACOs). These organizations are comprised of health systems that ...
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Home | BJC Accountable Care Organization  Home | BJC Accountable Care Organization
Care Organization is focused on achieving improved patient-centered health outcomes and cost savings by improving care ... coordination and disease coordination for patients; expanding evidence-based care delivery models; and developing a structure ... An Accountable Care Organization.... is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with ... BJC's Accountable Care Organization is focused on achieving improved patient-centered health outcomes and cost savings by ...
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UC San Diego Health Selected as Accountable Care Organization  UC San Diego Health Selected as Accountable Care Organization
UC San Diego Health Accountable Care Network is a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO). ... UC San Diego Health Selected as Accountable Care Organization. Participation shows commitment to better care, healthier people ... as one of 561 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ensuring as many as 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United ... and care navigators. Services offered include coordinating transitions of care, visits to the patient in skilled nursing ...
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Accountability, Accountable Care Organizations, and Human Mindsets - The Health Care Blog  Accountability, Accountable Care Organizations, and Human Mindsets - The Health Care Blog
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are all the rage as the perfect tool to achieve our most important goal in present day ... Kent Bottles, MD, is past-Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Iowa Health System (a $2 billion health care organization ... Hospitals account for 40% of the rise in health care costs. Physicians account for only 20% of total health care expenditures, ... Top categories: Uncategorized / THCB / OP-ED / Physicians / Health 2.0 / Matthew Holt / Tech / The Business of Health Care / ...
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Accountable Care Organizations «  Healthcare Intelligence Network  Accountable Care Organizations « Healthcare Intelligence Network
... accountable care organization, managed care, Medicare Advantage, Medicare trends. Posted in Accountable Care Organizations, ... Posted in Accountable Care Organizations, Affordable Care Act, Care Coordination, MACRA, Medicare, Primary Care Practice, ... Posted in Accountable Care Organizations, Affordable Care Act, Care Coordination, Chronic Care Management, Healthcare Costs, ... Posted in Accountable Care Organizations, Care Coordination, Chronic Care Management, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Quality ...
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2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations  2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations
Accountable Care Organizations continues to document the ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, ... P.S. -- You may also be interested in these accountable care organization resources: *Care Coordination in an ACO: Population ... Accountable Care Organizations. Even before CMS published its agenda for moving Medicare into value-based payment models like ... The complete August 2015 Accountable Care Organizations survey tool. Standard ACO Metrics Set: As HIN benchmarks readers and ...
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2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations  2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations
... documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is ... Accountable care has arrived. Participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs) has more than doubled in the last 12 ... 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations. Save 15 percent and pay only $107.95 when you order by June 27th ... Those are just two of the findings in 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations, HIN's second annual ...
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Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations Version 2.0 Underway in Minnesota and Colorado - CHCS Blog  Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations Version 2.0 Underway in Minnesota and Colorado - CHCS Blog
Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II. Colorado's initial implementation of its Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC ... Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations Version 2.0 Underway in Minnesota and Colorado. *Outcomes Rate Cards: A Scalable Pay ... In several states across the country, Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) programs have been operating for more than ... the new Accountable Care Partnerships model under IHP 2.0 enables more connections between health care providers and community- ...
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  • Out-of-hours services are provided by Northern Doctors Urgent Care. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2009, Vazquez founded and currently serves as the President of Westside Urgent Care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Accountable Care Organization Solution for payors Combines Comprehensive platform by providing Operational & Analytical Services. (slideshare.net)
  • The sustainability of health measure comprises member reporting of 6 behaviors associated with health plus a clinical preventive services index that indicates adherence to evidence-based preventive care guidelines. (cdc.gov)
  • In 2008 Berwick, Nolan, and Whittington described pursuit of the Triple Aim as a strategy to improve the US health care system (1), and in 2011 the US Department of Health and Human Services adopted the National Quality Strategy as a driver for better, more affordable care for individuals and the community (2). (cdc.gov)
  • HealthPartners provides a full range of health services including insurance, care delivery, and health and well-being programs. (cdc.gov)
  • This may extend well beyond health and social care services to encompass public health and other services. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1980, the Parkside Professional Building opened, and the hospital integrated into a network of health and human services organizations with more than 75 locations, adopting the name Lutheran General HealthSystem (LGHS). (wikipedia.org)
  • The program has reported lower rate of hospitalization, use of emergency services and lower cost of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mount Carmel East has a heart center with two open-heart operating rooms, a stent-capable catheterization laboratory, a cardiovascular neuro-services center, an eight-bed post-surgery intensive care unit, an 18-bed coronary care unit and a 30-bed step-down unit, all within its hospital grounds. (wikipedia.org)
  • He mentioned electronic record-keeping, preventing expensive conditions, reducing obesity, refocusing doctor incentives from quantity of care to quality, bundling payments for treatment of conditions rather than specific services, better identifying and communicating the most cost-effective treatments, and reducing defensive medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some critics of reform counter that almost four out of ten of these uninsured come from a household with over $50,000 income per year, and thus might be uninsured voluntarily, or opting to pay for health care services on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was established by the passage of Oregon House Bill 2009 by the 75th Oregon Legislative Assembly, and split off from Oregon Department of Human Services, OHA oversees most of Oregon's health-related programs including behavioral health (addictions and mental health), public health, Oregon State Hospital for individuals requiring secure residential psychiatric care, and the state's Medicaid program called the Oregon Health Plan. (wikipedia.org)
  • It reduces the specialty referral and appointment process to just a few days, which increases the speed delivery for patient care services. (wikipedia.org)
  • Historically Medecision offered care cycle management and care management services, and was one of the first companies to provide a Software as a service-based care cycle management platform. (wikipedia.org)
  • E-consult is a web-enabled system and process, where PCPs and specialists are able to communicate, share clinical information and consult electronically to manage patient care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Northumbria is a vanguard area for the development of integrated primary and acute care systems as proposed in the Five Year Forward View. (wikipedia.org)
  • The latter organizations (often called Regional Health Information Organizations, or RHIOs) are ordinarily geographically defined entities which develop and manage a set of contractual conventions and terms, arrange for the means of electronic exchange of information, and develop and maintain HIE standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • An accountable care organization (ACO) is a healthcare organization that ties payments to quality metrics and the cost of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ACO must define processes to promote evidence-based medicine and patient engagement, monitor and evaluate quality and cost measures, meet patient-centeredness criteria and coordinate care across the care continuum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The goal of an accountable care organization - commonly referred to as an ACO - is to create healthier communities while reducing the total cost of healthcare. (yahoo.com)
  • In a seminal article, Berwick and colleagues argued that reform of the US healthcare system requires simultaneous pursuit of improving the overall care experience, improving population health, and reducing the cost of care for populations on a per-capita level. (ajmc.com)
  • The central issues with the traditional fee-for-service system for healthcare delivery and reimbursement in the United States are the lack of cost control and the lack of incentivization of care quality. (ajmc.com)
  • Track 1 participants receive a risk-adjusted, population-based payment tied to several quality metrics, but there is no requirement that they manage enrollees' total cost of care. (chcs.org)
  • Assess penetration of and receipt of palliative care among high need high cost patient populations across diagnostic categories. (geripal.org)
  • Health plans and accountable care organizations measure many indicators of patient health, with standard metrics that track factors such as patient experience and cost. (cdc.gov)
  • In pursuit of efforts to measure progress toward mission achievement, HealthPartners has aligned its efforts with the challenge of the 2011 IOM report on measurement and developed summary measures of health and well-being that can be implemented by any health plan or accountable care organization much in the way that any plan can measure cost of care using HealthPartners' total cost of care metric (5). (cdc.gov)
  • Fisher's ongoing research is focused on evaluating how current delivery and payment system reforms contribute to improving the quality and cost of health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • They said the current cost of providing residential care in Northumberland was £535.88 per resident, per week. (wikipedia.org)
  • The same year, in 1996, LGH opened the Center for Advanced Care, a 54,500 square foot building at a cost of $27.1 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • The same year, the hospital received state regulatory approval for the construction of a new eight-story, 192-bed patient care tower, which was completed in 2009 at a cost of $200 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sorensen worked 25 years in health care including work with Premier Practice Management (a national practice operations organization), several specialty and multispecialty groups in Nashville, Tennessee, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. (wikipedia.org)
  • Increased satisfaction Improved continuity of care Improved access to specialty care Improved patient care Timeliness of results Additionally, Mayo Clinic's e-consult resulted in a shorter time frame of 1 day and 6 hours, compared to 7 days and 20 hours for traditional consultation. (wikipedia.org)
  • E-consult was developed by the Office of Specialty Care Transformation, under the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to specialty care. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to changes driven by federal activities, the lessons learned in the ongoing implementation of some state-sponsored HIEs (such as the North Carolina HIE) and the fluctuating nature of health care regulations at the level of the state governments themselves are leading to additional refinement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Minnesota's Integrated Health Partnerships (IHPs) program consistently added participating organizations and saved the state nearly $156 million in its first three years, reducing inpatient admissions by 14 percent and emergency department visits by seven percent. (chcs.org)
  • The group evolved into what is now a national program of the Rippel Foundation that has developed a computer simulation of local health care economies and partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to catalyze local health system change. (wikipedia.org)
  • The program is a move by the CMS to shift its focus to include specialized care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mount Carmel East is equipped with a Level III Neonatal intensive care unit and a Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) program known as the Little Miracles program. (wikipedia.org)
  • An Accountable Care Organization is paid a set amount of money per patient enrolled. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Unfortunately, in crafting the ACO section of the ACA, the government made requirements which have led to increasing costs and a reduction in patient choices as to health care. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • One such building block is an effective patient registry, which provides usable, actionable data a true snapshot of the patient population being served and for which the organization is accountable. (hin.com)
  • The evolving role of patient registries in delivering accountable care. (hin.com)
  • The most important aspect of "patient-centeredness" is the degree to which informed and achievable patient and family goals for care are elicited, documented in an accessible and retrievable manner, and actually followed in the care plan. (geripal.org)
  • The doctor-patient relationship is key to the practice of healthcare and is central to the delivery of high quality efficient care while maintaining costs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Economists have explored how this additional care will affect patient welfare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Almost all of the Atrius Health primary care practices have received the highest possible national accreditation as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). (wikipedia.org)
  • A superficial monthly payment does little to prevent the unnecessary clinic visits doctors are forced to schedule in order to justify fees for actual care provided: For example, as oncology moves to more oral chemotherapies, it may be more efficient for the practice and less time consuming for the patient to have more frequent phone and electronic check-ins rather than face-to-face visits. (wikipedia.org)
  • Work experience as a nurse gives them a special approach in providing patient care, while their advanced studies provide the expertise and capability to carry on tasks otherwise assigned to administrators, as they take intense courses on leadership, health care policy, and lobbying. (wikipedia.org)
  • The proposed arrangement removes managed care organizations (MCOs) from the relationship between the state and the IHP, leaving beneficiaries to choose to participate in a Next Generation IHP or an MCO. (chcs.org)
  • Following his departure from ONC, Mostashari became a visitng fellow at the Brookings Institution's Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies of palliative care and hospice have demonstrated improved family satisfaction and quality of life, decreased depression and anxiety, better bereavement adjustment, and improved survival among spouses. (ajmc.com)
  • Founding medical groups Dedham Medical Associates, Granite Medical Group and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates merged with Atrius Health to form one organization in 2015, with VNA Care as an integrated home health and hospice subsidiary. (wikipedia.org)