What Software Exists for ACOs?
Value-based healthcare models require a strong health information exchange foundation to connect data from multiple systems across the community in order to aggregate, normalize and store it. The ultimate goal is to analyze the aggregated information and take action on it. In order to improve care quality and reduce costs across the population, a multidisciplinary care team sharing one information base is crucial. All members of the care team, including patients, must work together to achieve a coordinated, collaborative model of care. Last but not least, the ACO must demonstrate, in a variety of ways, its commitment to being patient-centered by engaging patients in managing their care and overall health.