As the healthcare industry moves away from a fee-for-service system, a health IT infrastructure needs to be put in place to support the more complex business and clinical processes required for accountable care models. However, interoperability and other technology challenges continue to dog providers as they transition to a value-based payment environment.  

That is the conclusion of a new report prepared for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT by Robinson & Associates Consulting LLC. According to the report, while providers are focused on “how to unlock value in the healthcare system and succeed in accountable care models by improving care coordination across organizations, interoperability challenges between electronic systems continue to inhibit progress.”

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