IT interoperability, cost huge burdens for ACOs Last Updated: November 13, 2014
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Health Data Management: A survey of 62 accountable care organizations finds 100 percent of respondents have difficulty achieving data interoperability with disparate partners. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; the information technology barriers for ACOs remain formidable. Industry advocacy organization eHealth Initiative and Premier Inc. conducted the online survey in July and August of 2014. Not only do the surveyed ACOs have a tough time sending data to others, but 88 percent reported difficulty integrating data received from disparate sources. In addition, 83 percent are struggling with integrating analytics into workflow. The cost and return on investments of health information technologies also has become “a crippling concern for more than 90 percent of respondents,” according to survey results, available here.

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