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The Certainty of Analytics
HealthLeaders Media

Information technology provides healthcare organizations with an essential infrastructure. But from an evolutionary perspective, healthcare IT has its roots in finance and administration, with clinical IT applications developing along a separate path. The shift to delivering value-based care challenges IT in two principal ways.

First, as organizations respond to the industry’s push toward capitated or at-risk payments, decision-makers depend on analysis that is based on both clinical and financial data, so organizations are challenged to integrate data. Second, as early reimbursement penalties morph into broader-based responsibility for health outcomes, and attribution of patients to providers becomes common, the performance of care partners becomes a concern. Both factors push healthcare IT teams to work with broader sets of data to support a new set of decisions in new ways.