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Report offers recommendations for IT infrastructure of ACOs
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare information technology infrastructure for accountable care organizations should be flexible, secure and able to support analysis and care coordination, an eHealth Initiative report (PDF) says. The report was compiled by the eHealth Initiative’s accountable care council. Information technology should enable care coordination and collaboration; allow for secure transfer of personal health information; include billing and collection technology; allow for secure, HIPAA-compliant online data exchange; allow for collection of information from workflow; support telehealth; allow for ongoing measurement; and support analysis of clinical, administrative and financial data, the report said.