Lauren Donovan
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Tuesday September 27, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

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About ACO Insights

THINC's ACO Insights, supported by a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, is a training and technical assistance program that will offer physician practices, health plans, hospitals and other health facilities an opportunity to consider the development of accountable care organizations. ACO Insights webinars will feature high-level discussions based on a framework of ACO model components: financial and legal, leadership and operations, quality measures and improvement, and engagement.


THINC is dedicated to improving the quality, safety and efficiency of health care for the benefit of the people of the Hudson Valley region of New York. The primary purpose of THINC is to advance the use of health IT through the sponsorship of a secure health information exchange network, the adoption and use of interoperable EHRs and the implementation of population health improvement activities, including public health surveillance and reporting, pay for performance, patient centered medical home practice transformation, care coordination activities, public reporting and other quality improvement initiatives. For more information, go to THINC is part of the Hudson Valley Initiative, an effort to revolutionize health care delivery through a shared vision to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care in the community. To learn more, go to


“Engaging the Community: Involving Patients and their Providers in ACOs”

ACO Insights -- September 27, 2011 Webinar 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EST



Mary Young

                 Senior Vice President, network management, Monarch HealthCare

Kirsten Sloan

                  Vice President, National Partnership for Women & Families


During the webinar, participants will:

1. Gain an understanding of the patient’s goals and priorities for a good quality interaction with their provider;

2. Learn the methods of communication and engagement with the patient to help achieve these goals;

3. Learn how an ACO model can best be explained to a patient; and

4. Explore examples of patient engagement strategies within an existing ACO.


For more information about ACO Insights, go to