Information technology is a critical component of a just-announced Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative to revamp care delivered by primary care physicians. CMS describes the initiative, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, as its biggest effort to transform and improve primary care.

With CPC+, the CMS is creating a new payment model aimed at incenting doctors to produce better health outcomes. CMS says the goal is to improve healthcare quality and cost while enabling physicians and patients to have more control over care delivery.

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