July 8th, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) Meeting held at the Washington Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, the Accountable Care Work Group presented draft recommendations to the committee. The formal charge of the Accountable Care Work group is to Provide a set of recommendations to the HITPC regarding how ONC and HHS can advance priority health IT capabilities in a variety of accountable care arrangements to support improvements in care and health while reducing costs.
Work group members aligned key messages, draft, final and actionable recommendations in 4 key areas (below) along with strategy statements and open discussion.
(i) Exchanging Information across the Healthcare Community
(ii) Data Portability for Accountable Care
(iii) Clinical Use of Data and Information to Improve Care
(iv) Leverage Existing Sources of Information to Support Data Infrastructure for Value Based Programs