The nurse’s role in accountable care

The accountable care organization (ACO) model is sparking the imagination of leaders across the U.S. health system. Most are forging their own path, because guidelines and regulations are still murky. But for organizations interested in exploring the model, what is clear is that most already have professional resources in place that could be pivotal in implementing this promising approach to patient-centered care: registered nurses. A new reform briefing paper explores the role of nurses in ACOs.

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  1. Nurses because of their traditional role have the most contact with the client. I think within the existing model they are very important and can have great impact on the quality of care, health promotion and reducing costs. Educating and enhancing their role makes sense my only question is, are there enough nurses to fill additional roles?

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