What ACOS need their IT systems to do
• Identify patient populations in need of intervention in order to report
on quality measures.
• Collect multiple streams of information, including claims, clinical records
and health information exchanges.
• Allow bidirectional data exchange among the organization, providers
• Collect and report standardized, reliable health plan and provider
• Comply with HIPAA; support patient consent and provide de- identified
data for clinical and business functions.
• Include value- based outcome analysis.
• Provide point- of- care access to evidence- based guidelines, comparative
research and other guidelines.
• Enable analysis across payers and populations to establish a benchmark
and targets for quality- measure expenditures.
• Allow distribution and tracking of payments according to the ACO'S financial model.
Source: ehealth Initiative, Support for Accountable Care: Recommended Health IT Infrastructure