ACLC staff and cohort members created the following tools in connection to the whitepapers.
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|Leadership Team Tools||Coordinated Care Network (CCN) Tools|
The “ACO Leadership Team Assessment” guides ACO leaders seeking to thoughtfully transform their care delivery institution to a whole-person, value-focused system of care by answering the question, “what are the core change leadership principles we can collectively focus on to guide our ACO to reliable success?”
As ACO leadership teams regularly use the assessment they will not only gain a deeper understanding of the decisions and actions they can take to construct their own pathway forward but inevitably lead their organization though a successful and timely transition to value-based careDOWNLOAD
Scoring the results of the ACO Leadership Team Assessment is an important step in the leadership team’s effort to understand what appears to be going well and what they might improve.
In our work with several ACO Leadership Cohort member organizations, we suggested a pass ("P") or fail ("F)" grading scale for each of the 13 questions in the leadership guide. Each question is scored as a pass ("P") based on whether 95% of the respondents indicate the organization's leaders behave in a manner consistent with the research findings. The 95% cut-off is set intentionally high to challenge leaders to be “the best they can be.” The purpose is to spur interest, not cast a final “Pass” or “Fail” judgement.
This scoring method in combination with a descriptive analysis of the answer options (% of “strongly agree” responses and so on) offer an approach that can help leaders narrow their focus on where and how to begin their pathway to success.DOWNLOAD
The “ACO Leaders Change Leadership Reference Guide” is a comprehensive summary of insights captured from the original research and the results of interviews with ACO leaders from across the U.S. ACO leaders use the information in this section as a handy reference when leading a team through a system-wide transformation to a successful ACO, through a more narrowly focused service line redesign, or through any other multi-stage initiative.DOWNLOAD
The “Initiative Design Phase Tool” is used either during the planning of an initiative or shortly before launching an initiative to confirm the initiative is setup for success. The questions in the table asks leaders to examine the readiness of their initiative plans and is intended to be a prospective analysis.DOWNLOAD
The following “Leadership Educational Chapters” provide a brief learning opportunity for leaders. The topics are based on insights from research, and leadership retreats hosted with ACO leadership teams.
The ACLC’s “Coordinated Care Network” Model is available for download and consists of these elements:
The CCN Value Compass depicts the various components of a patient persona and is a means to help care teams see their patients from more than one angle; to see the whole-person, and the etiology of each person’s current state of health and well-being. The cardinal points on the compass represent:
This tool presents 51 core functions of a CCN (as classified by the cohort’s research findings) and describes the target behaviors associated with each core function. These behaviors and functions are organized by four domains; Management Structures, Performance Management, Care Delivery, and Patient Engagement.DOWNLOAD
The CCN Assessment tool, also known as the Value-Based Readiness Assessment (VBRA) is the premier analytic tool for organizations moving to value. Based on leadership, behavior and change management principles, the assessment tool effectively guides health systems to reliable, high-performance care under risk-based payment models.
The tool assesses the organization’s proficiency in, and priority placed on, each of the 51 core functions, across leadership and the workforce to provide clear insights into leadership and workforce alignment. The tool also provides sources, definitions of terms, and links to resources to aid the respondent in becoming familiar with value.ASSESSMENT