Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
In an ACO, providers assume greater responsibility for the quality and cost of the care they deliver: supporting providers when they take steps to keep their patients healthy, deliver high-quality care, and avoid costly medications and procedures.
Streamlining Coordinated Care
Carilion Clinic has aligned physicians, facilities and technology with a common goal of improving the health of the surrounding communities. Because the focus is truly on patients — from access, to diagnosis, to timely treatment — physicians, nurses and staff work together to ensure that patients will spend less time looking for help and more time receiving the care needed.
Advanced Primary Care Practices
Several Carilion Clinic primary care practices have adopted the Patient-Centered Medical Home model. Essentially, this style of care depends on providers taking a much more active role in the health of their patients. Carilion also offers MyChart, the region's first online health portal for patients. The system allows patients to check medical records, send messages to their physician and request appointments.