Texas Health Resources said the health system would enter talks with a second possible accountable care partner.
Texas Health Resources, Southwestern Medical Center to discuss ACO
Executives with Texas Health, Arlington, and University of Texas Health System's Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, will begin talks in the coming month about a possible accountable care organization, said Wendell Watson, a Texas Health spokesman.
The two organizations will also discuss joint research and education efforts, Watson said. The agreement, which may expand to include other north Texas hospitals, could also develop a joint database for research on outcomes and cost, according to a news release. Texas Health, which includes 13 hospitals, and 422-bed Southwestern Medical Center may also consider joint post-acute-care projects, the release said.
In May, Texas Health and Methodist Health System, Dallas, announced similar talks.
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