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Accountable Care Organizations & Health Care Homes: Can Minnesota Make These Work?

Date: 11/09/2011

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Town & Country Club, 300 Mississippi Blvd., St. Paul

Cost: Students free; $20 for general attendance


Accountable care organizations (ACO) are groups of health care providers joining together to be accountable for the quality, cost and overall care of a population of patients across settings (e.g. community, hospital or rehab). Health care homes (HCH), often called medical homes in other states, are models of primary care that link a patient to a provider or practice, and are also accountable for providing high quality, cost-effective and personalized care to that individual. These care innovations share many similarities and are both highly touted as solutions for our nation’s health care crisis. Furthermore, the state of Minnesota is on the leading edge nationally in adopting these forms of care delivery.

Join us for the next in a series of Community Policy Forums hosted by School of Nursing’s Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership to hear a panel of experts reflect on these care innovations and comment on the following:

  • What are the pros and cons of the ACO and HCH?
  • What role should nurses play in these solutions?
  • Can the state of Minnesota make these work?

Panelist speakers include:

  • Dave Moen, MD, President, Fairview Physician Associates
  • Lawrence Massa, MSBAS, President and CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association
  • Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing

At 3:30 p.m.: registration, hors d’euvres and reception.


  • Name: Fabiana Brogren
  • E-mail: fbrogren
  • Sponsored by: School of Nursing


Free parking, Parking lot entrance is on Otis Avenue. Click here for map and driving directions.

Reservation Information:

Free for students; $20 for general attendance.

More information: http://www.nursing.un.edu/Densford

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Fabiana Brogren, School of Nursing Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership, fbrogren@umn.edu, 612-625-1187.

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