What should high quality care look like...?” asks Dr. Ruth Perry, THT’s executive director. “If we take time to envision the outcomes we desire, we can begin to reverse-engineer the system.
Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) December 16, 2013
The inaugural edition of The American Journal of Accountable Care issued today features an article by Trenton Health Team’s executive director, Ruth E. Perry, M.D., on the THT’s actions to transform healthcare for the people of Trenton into a high-quality system by laying the foundation for an Accountable Care Organization. The American Journal of Accountable Care, a new, stakeholder-driven publication from the publisher of The American Journal of Managed Care, will be focused on healthcare reform.
Dr. Perry’s article is called “Building The Infrastructure For A Safety-Net Accountable Care Organization.” She describes the Trenton Health Team as a “young community health improvement collaborative…that is transforming healthcare for the community, with the community.”
The article, which can be found at http://www.ajmc.com/publications/ajac/2013/2013-1-vol1-n1/building-the-infrastructure-for-a-safety-net-accountable-care-organization/1, talks about the Trenton Health Team’s multi-faceted approach to working toward becoming an ACO to give the people of Trenton the high quality system they deserve.
About the Trenton Health Team
The Trenton Health Team (THT) is an alliance of the city's major providers of healthcare services including Capital Health, St. Francis Medical Center, Henry J. Austin Health Center and the city's Health Department. The THT is working to become one of New Jersey’s and the nation’s first safety-net Accountable Care Organizations. In collaboration with residents and the city's active social services network, THT is developing an integrated healthcare delivery system to transform the city's fragmented primary care system and restore health to the city. Its vision is to make Trenton the healthiest city in the state. The THT receives generous support from The Nicholson Foundation, corporate partners and other foundations. For more information, visit http://www.trentonhealthteam.org.