The vendor market for electronic health records and data analytics has been slow to mature to the point it can support the emerging accountable care organization payment model.

That’s the view of panel members involved in guinea pig shared savings programs with Medicare, during a session at the Medical Group Management Association annual conference, being held in San Diego. Donald Stumpp, manager of payer contracting at 150-physician American Health Network in Indianapolis, described how the group had to jettison its analytics tool after several months. The group has since installed a new system, which it uses in conjunction with an EHR from eClinicalWorks.

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