At Memorial Hermann, we believe that healthcare providers should be accountable for the care they deliver. Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization (MHACO) is committed to delivering high-quality care in a cost-effective manner. In addition to the health system’s 12 hospitals, numerous specialty institutes and advanced outpatient facilities, MHACO consists of a network of affiliated physicians that unite independent and employed physicians of every specialty throughout the Houston area in a common commitment to quality and accountability. These physicians practice evidence-based medicine proven to result in better clinical outcomes and shorter hospital stays—as well as cost savings for healthcare consumers.
At Memorial Hermann, we’re advancing health in our community by seamlessly bridging care delivery, physicians and health solutions. Our hospitals and affiliated physicians utilize information technology and specialized tools to increase care effectiveness and safety while getting patients more engaged in managing their health. Through a process called clinical integration, these healthcare providers share information about patient care with each other. This allows them to deliver care that is more coordinated and therefore, more cost-effective. Each healthcare provider treating a patient receives a more complete picture of that patient’s health so physicians and patients can make better, more informed healthcare decisions. In addition to delivering care that leads to shorter hospital stays, MHACO physicians aim to keep patients out of the hospital in the first place. Through the use of preventive medicine and a team-based, proactive approach, MHACO physicians can identify patients at risk of illness before they become ill. For patients with chronic conditions, MHACO offers a full continuum of care that leads to better clinical outcomes and controls healthcare costs.