Delivery System Transformation

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and other health care providers have undertaken delivery system transformation as a way to reduce costs, improve quality and patient experience, and improve the health of populations. Through research, education, and leadership training, Essential Hospitals Institute aims to support members of America’s Essential Hospitals as they take on delivery system reform.

Our efforts in this area lead us to better understand how delivery system transformation, such as accountable care organizations in Medicaid (see graphic below), might affect essential hospitals and their patients. Through this work, we identify strategies for sustainable transformation and disseminate promising practices and innovative success stories.