MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization is a network of 10 hospitals, 378 practice locations and 1,600 healthcare providers dedicated to measurably increasing the quality and decreasing the cost of care for 380,000 patients in Maine and northern New Hampshire.
MaineHealth’s coverage area has one of the highest emergency department utilization rates in the country. So the ACO launched the REDUCE initiative: Reducing ED Utilization: A Collaborative Endeavor). MaineHealth’s educational tools assist patients with real-time decision-making, guiding them to the right care at the right place. Predictive analytics and an enterprise clinical data warehouse proactively identify at-risk patients, and help understand the root causes of their utilization.