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Interoperability hurdles impede ACOs
Modern Healthcare

For accountable care organizations, a lack of interoperability between their health information technology systems and those of providers outside their ACO is the No. 1 challenge they face, cited by 79% of respondents to a survey of 68 ACOs by group purchaser and performance-improvement company Premier and health IT collaborative eHealth Initiative.

“Obtaining data from settings outside a network requires complex data-sharing agreements and new interfaces between systems,” according to the authors of the 10-page survey report, The Evolving Nature of Accountable Care.