ACOs and Culture of Health to Be Discussed During AJMC Tweetchat

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The American Journal of Managed Care and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host a Tweetchat September 29 from 11 am to noon EDT on the Culture of Health and the impact of accountable care organizations (ACOs).

Tweetchat participants should use #AJMCchat to take part in the discusssion.

Andrea M. Ducas, MPH, of RWJF will discuss how to promote a Culture of Health and how ACOs impact healthcare quality.

Incentives included in the Affordable Care Act have encouraged medical centers, clinics, and practitioners to create integrated healthcare entities that will move the US healthcare system away from fee-for-service. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), designed to improve quality of care and affordability, play a large role in this transformation.

On Tuesday, September 29, from 11 am to noon EDT, The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) will host a tweetchat with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) about the impact of ACOs and RWJF’s efforts to build a national Culture of Health.

Andrea M. Ducas, MPH, a program officer with RWJF, will answer discuss topics that include promoting a Culture of Health, how ACOs impact healthcare quality and value, and the challenges facing ACOs. AJMC encourages Twitter users to submit questions and participate in the chat by using #AJMCchat. And don’t forget to follow @AJMC_Journal, @RWJF, and @AndreaDucas.

RWJF President and Chief Executive Officer Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, wrote a special guest commentary for AJMC in July highlighting the role ACOs play in building a Culture of Health in which every person in America can have the healthiest life possible.

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The American Journal of Managed Care celebrates its 20th year in 2015 as the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care. Other titles in the franchise include The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, which provides pharmacy and formulary decision-makers with information to improve the efficiency and health outcomes in managing pharmaceutical care, and The American Journal of Accountable Care, which publishes research and commentary on innovative healthcare delivery models facilitated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. AJMC’s Evidence-Based series brings together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and pharmaceutical leaders in oncology and diabetes management. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC publications, please call (609) 716-7777, x 131.

About Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit Follow the Foundation on Twitter at or on Facebook at

Nicole Beagin (609) 716-7777 x 131

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