eHealth Initiative Studies the I.T. of ACOs

Published
  • February 10 2012, 11:59am EST

A new report from stakeholder advocacy group eHealth Initiative explores the health information technology infrastructure needed to support accountable care organizations.

The report identifies 13 important I.T. attributes. Some are obvious, such as enabling care coordination and collaboration, and maintaining data in a secure, HIPAA-compliant environment. Other necessary attributes may be less clear, such as supporting the collection of information embedded in the workflow of health care delivery, and collection and storage of data done in a manner that facilitates ongoing measurement of processes and outcomes.

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