Establishing Interoperability as the Foundation for Accountable Care
As complexity increases with ever-expanding care networks, establishing interoperability is critical for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to optimize clinician performance and patient outcomes. This session outlines how utilizing an industry-specific technology suite to create a more integrated care environment is essential to promote interoperability and enhance the overall quality of care.
Healthcare organizations worldwide share a common mission to improve population health, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance the patient care experience through greater quality and satisfaction. In order to achieve these goals and meet requirements as an ACO, healthcare providers must establish interoperability between healthcare systems to better manage, coordinate and share patient data.
Implementing an industry-specific technology suite allows organizations to seamlessly exchange information between electronic medical records, labs, radiology, imaging, and numerous other systems across a large network of hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities. This establishes one master patient record and improves care delivery by making the right data available to the right people in real-time.
Creating an integrated technology environment also helps ACOs to derive actionable insights through end-to-end visibility into data, which builds a complete, secure and up-to-date record of the patient’s medical history that is easily accessed, shared and updated. This allows healthcare organizations to more effectively coordinate care and manage risk for individual patients.
As ACOs often depend on information from a multitude of sources, successfully aggregating and analyzing this data is essential for improved decision-making that can enhance overall clinician performance, patient outcomes, quality, safety, efficiency, and costs.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Understand the direct role that technology plays in establishing interoperability
- Determine how their organization can better utilize technology to derive actionable insights that facilitate improved decision-making
- Recognize how technology can be employed to create a holistic picture of an individual patient’s medical history, which directly enhances the overall quality of care