Health IT Critical to Success of ACOs, Finds Study

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  • July 21 2014, 11:49am EDT

Strong leadership, reliable healthcare coordination, and first-rate information technology are key for academic medical centers seeking to establish successful accountable care organizations, according to a Johns Hopkins Medicine study published in the journal Academic Medicine.

Led by Scott Berkowitz, M.D., medical director for accountable care for Johns Hopkins Medicine and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the study looked at the nation’s first 253 Medicare ACOs, paying particular attention to the 20 percent established at academic medical centers (AMCs).

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