ACO's and New Health Reform

Sarianne Gruber | HITECH Answers | February 6, 2012

I have been collaborating on projects that integrate technology with the new models of Healthcare reform. We have been putting the principles of the “pyramid” in to practice, working with medical practices, hospitals and insurers payers who are joining together in newly formed Accountable Care Organization managements. As we start seeing more Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) spring up and disease management programs evolve, KPIs will be the strategic assessment tool for both the healthcare provider and the healthcare executive to improve quality of care and manage costs. For any healthcare organization implementing Health Reform, new metrics will include:

1.      Measures of costs
2.      Measures for disease outcomes
3.      Measures for quality of healthcare provided...