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As hospitals develop strategies around clinical care redesign and health care reform, we frequently get asked how clinical integration (CI) relates to other key terms heard commonly in this arena, namely the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the accountable care organization (ACO). While unquestionably linked, each of these concepts has its own unique definition and purpose. In this post, we'll explore this question further, first defining CI, PCMH, and ACO as standalone concepts and then examining how the three are connected.
Deciphering the Reform Alphabet: What's the Difference Between CI, ACO, and PCMH?