The Return of the PHO?

Betbeze, Philip
March 2012
HealthLeaders Magazine;Mar2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p26
The article explores the possibility of a return of primary healthcare organizations (PHO) as the U.S. government makes slow progress toward accountable care. It reviews the role of PHOs prior to their downfall due to the failed development of the technology and process infrastructure needed to manage utilization cost-effectively. It mentions the importance of a clinically integrated network (CIN) to improving quality, enhancing patient experience and increasing the overall value of healthcare.


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