Tucson Medical Center is aligned with the Southern Arizona accountable care organization Arizona Connected Care. The aligned providers in Arizona Conncected Care share deep community roots and a passion to achieve a three-part aim: improve the patient experience, improve population health and control costs.

While building on patient-centered-medical-home methods to improve access to team-based primary care services, Arizona Conncected Care is aligning efforts of specialists and institutions to assure that patients throughout the community have access to necessary services, in a supportive and education-based health care environment. Engaging patients directly in their own care should lead to improved decision-making and quality of life as well as better use of community health resources.

Through this collaboration, we are re-focusing on basics, providing patients with access to information and extra resources to assist with transitions between care settings, such as hospital-to-home, ensuring that patients—especially those with chronic conditions—get the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.