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“Achieving the triple aims—higher-quality patient-centered care, improving population health, and moderating per capita costs—will require fundamental change… To succeed, organizations contemplating participation in ACOs will need to develop and improve organizational capabilities necessary to meet program requirements. Hospitals and physician organizations will need to forge new relationships and take on new responsibilities. Success will require adaptation and change, learning quickly from mistakes, and developing an ability to transfer knowledge among participating entities. This will require ACOs to become learning organizations that can comprehend and expand what works and move to correct things that do not.”