The Partners HealthCare Pioneer ACO, or accountable care organization, offers patients better coordinated care. Under national health care reform, hospitals and health care systems are taking a greater interest in providing patients with more affordable, higher-quality care. At Partners, that means personalized care, including same-day doctor appointments and primary care at patient-centered medical homes.

Partners has invested in technologies to stay connected with patients beyond the walls of the hospital, according to Timothy Ferris, Vice President for Population Health Management at Partners.

See coverage in U.S. News & World Report. Read more about the Pioneer ACO and population health management at Partners HealthCare.