All posts by Suresh Gopalan

You probably came here from my blog 'Hi-Brow Perspectives'. I am the CEO & Founder of ReSurfX, Inc. (@ReSurfX - resurfx.com). I am a Mechanical Engineer turned Biotechnologist recently transformed to my new avatar as an entrepreneur with the goal of ‘Building an Efficient and Healthy World’. In my quest to combine my various exposures and interests I am starting off my capitalistic pursuit with better data-based decisions in Pharma and Healthcare.

A steady state to avoid while adopting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in healthcare

Healthcare is undergoing a major overhaul. The costs are ballooning and we are resorting to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), remote monitoring and care, quantified-self enabled by smartphones, wearable devices, etc. to gain better understanding of cost control and sources of wasted resources. This post refers specifically to changes happening in the USA.

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), another major change that will likely be the norm in the near future are ACOs – Accountable Care Organizations , also called pay-for-performance (P4P) in broader contexts. I will use ACO and P4P interchangeably for this post. Continue reading A steady state to avoid while adopting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in healthcare