Engaging Communities through Technology: Sharing Data and Risk
Qi Li, M.D., Physician Executive, InterSystems
Accountable care organizations (ACO) are positioned to play a major role in restructuring the delivery of healthcare. Like other care models that are experiencing changing reimbursement structures, ACOs require new competencies to coordinate the delivery of care and manage populations, finances, and risk. To be successful, ACOs must excel in three areas where health IT plays a crucial role: strategic interoperability, care coordination, and analytics for action. Without these competencies, ACOs will not be able to meet their mandate to provide quality care while controlling costs.
Strategic planning is required when building an IT ecosystem that connects an engaged community of providers, payers, and patients, and where analysis of real-time data is dynamic. As ACO guidelines and recommendations evolve, it is also crucial for organizations to have an IT infrastructure that is scalable, flexible, and extensible. In this presentation, we will share the strategic roadmap one healthcare enterprise has implemented to address these competencies on their journey to sharing data and risk across an engaged community.