HARD-WIRING

What ACOS need their IT sys­tems to do

Modern Healthcare - - COVER STORY -

• 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

and pa­tients.

• Col­lect and re­port stan­dard­ized, re­li­able health plan and provider

per­for­mance data.

• 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

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