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Making Accountable Care Happen

Overview

Health systems across the globe are experiencing similar challenges: citizen, patients and service users that are more informed and rightly, more demanding; a population that is living longer with increasing co-morbidities and complex health and social care needs, yet we find ourselves trying to meet these needs with a fragmented system in which the incentive structures for providers and funding models for commissioners has led to a traditionally adversarial relationship. This misalignment of payment and incentive structures results in unnecessary duplication of services, poor care coordination and suboptimal health outcomes. Health and care systems are seeking to address this increasing problem.

System leaders are arriving at the same conclusion: that they will best achieve their goals by operating as a single system, which requires coordination, transparency and a focus on outcomes.

To improve health systems, the incentive structure embedded in current service organization needs to change. A novel approach is needed that focuses on improving population health, incentivising prevention and increasing the value of care.

This is a course for individuals, teams and organisations to learn about and develop accountable care systems that address these issues.

The faculty has an unparalleled track record of practical implementation of these models, borne out of a deep understanding of the mechanisms needed to move towards contracting for outcomes, and can demonstrate its effectiveness. It can also draw on the 10-year experience of implementing value-based models in Germany (the international landmark model ´Healthy Kinzigtal´) and the Netherlands, as well as UK and global experience in advising governments, purchasers and providers in their vision towards outcome-based commissioning.

This programme helps healthcare leaders build sustainable models, encourage culture change, and support adoption of innovation in today’s health systems.

Who should attend?

  • A course for individuals, teams and organisations that have an interest in and are working towards development of accountable care systems.
  • Patient representatives, clinical teams, finance teams, information teams and other management functions that make up the health and care sector.
  • Any individuals or team who would like to tackle real issues during their own journey toward an accountable care system or structure may benefit from this course.

Programme content

The first day will set the scene for the course: understanding the system drivers for accountable care, identifying key elements of accountable care systems and appraising their impact.

Keynote presentations and small group work on the following topics:

  • Best in practice international accountable care examples
  • Managerial and policy perspectives
  • Appraising evidence and accountable care impact
  • Exploring new business models for industry

The second day of the course will address questions regarding the implementation of accountable care systems: what are possible governance structures, contractual requirements, prerequisites for IT design, population health monitoring and improvement

Keynote presentations and small group work on the following topics:

  • Understanding the full cycle: governance, IT, population health, and changing cultures
  • Deep dive – outcome assessment in accountable care systems
  • Data analytics and intervention planning: current best in practice and a glimpse into the future

The last day of the course is practical in nature: we will work with the material of the participants in small groups and on a one-to-one basis (we will protect Intellectual Property and ensure Non-Disclosure Agreements are in place as needed). This day will give the diverse audience the opportunity to benefit from the experience of the faculty.

Presentations and small group work on the following topics:

  • Master class with faculty to work on participants’ own case studies
  • Clinics on topics such as: business case, value case, outcome measures, contract design

Programme key info

10/10/2017
12/10/2017
3 days

Commercial sector £3000

NHS £2400

SME £2700

Imperial College Business School

Benefits

  • Get time and space to work through real challenges you are currently facing.
  • Confer with others and with global experts on accountable care implementation.
  • Gain collective understanding in order to work toward a common goal with different members of the health system.
  • Work towards a culture change in healthcare: The old fragmented system where each part of the system ‘looks after itself’ rather than the patient is gone, we need to learn how to work with each other and therefore understand each other. This course provides the ‘safe-ground’ to work on common issues and tackle results.
  • Practical application: The examples we use are real and present, they are based on research and practice. The learning we provide will super-charge and accelerate your application of learning.
  • Receive direct, invaluable and actionable feedback on your own cases from faculty and peers.

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