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Learn how one health system built a successful ACO with support from Hayes


Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that its Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Wade, will be speaking at the American Association for Physician Leadership Spring Institute at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Wade will share the podium with Dr. Keith Fernandez, President and Physician in Chief of Memorial Hermann Physician Network and Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Hermannís Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Dr. Wade and Dr. Fernandez will discuss key strategies and solutions that Memorial Hermann Health System used to build a successful ACO. Memorial Hermanís Journey of Building a Successful ACO: Advancing Population Health through the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices takes place in the Murano Ballroom at 5:00 pm on Sunday April 19th. View and download the complete meeting agenda here.

ďAn ACOís ability to be successful is significantly dependent on physicians being highly engaged and committed to practicing evidence-based medicine,Ē says Dr. Wade. ďThis session describes the process Memorial Hermann implemented in their mission to build a successful ACO. One critical component to their ongoing success has been the support of Hayes in the form of in depth research and developing clinical pathways.Ē

The American Association for Physician Leadership, formerly the American College of Physician Executives, offers ways for physicians to develop superior management and leadership skills and encourages them to assume greater roles in the delivery of health care. Members of the association include chief executive officers, chief medical officers, and vice-presidents of medical affairs, medical directors, and other physician leaders. In support of their mission, Hayes, Inc. serves as a collaborative education partner to develop learning opportunities for members. Hayes also offers free resources for physician leaders in its Resource Center.

Achieving best patient outcomes by using proven medical technologies is the basis on which Hayes was founded. Our team of analysts and clinicians is a trusted resource for unbiased and timely research, evidence analysis, and guidance that drive effective health care and contribute to cost management. For more than 25 years, Hayes has been empowering clinicians, health plan policymakers, and government agencies in their mission to make sound evidence-based decisions that balance cost, quality, and patient outcomes.


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