[infographic] Patient Data Flow in an Accountable Care Model

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

As more health systems and hospitals fully modernize, utilizing electronic health records, health information exchanges, and other digitally captured patient data, the triple aim of accountable care transitions from a remote ideal to a reality.

Health IT capabilities continue to roll out across the US, but at different levels of readiness and utilization. The CMS electronic health record (EHR) incentive program is more than half spent, but still has billions of dollars allocated to encourage the adoption of EHR, which will ultimately aid the aggregation of small pools of health data into actionable insightful information, or Big Data.

In the third original infographic from Healthcare IT Connect, we examine the flow of patient data in an accountable care model as it begins in a doctor-patient setting and moves across different settings with a variety of goals. The ultimate aim is simple, to improve the patient experience, boost wellness outcomes, and save on healthcare spending.

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infographic, ACO, accountable care, patient data

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