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IT Infrastructure for Accountable Care Organizations: Article

Industry leaders on accountable care and the IT infrastructure

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Intel Drives National Discussion on IT Infrastructure for ACOs
At the February 2011 Health I n f o r m a t i o n M a n a g e m e n t Systems Society’s Annual Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS11), Intel hosted an executive breakfast featuring a panel discussion on the rise of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and their impact on healthcare IT. The global technology panel convened with Aneesh Chopra, the nation’s first CTO, Kaiser Permanente’s CMIO, and other prominent healthcare provider leaders commencing a national dialogue on the IT infrastructure required to support accountable care.

While healthcare communities around the country have been piloting ACO-like models in the last few years, the concept of ACOs has been launched into the national spotlight, thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Under ACA, this emerging payment and delivery reform model is authorized to participate – and thus has a significant opportunity to expand and thrive – in the Medicare market.

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