Tag Archive | "ACO"

Electronic Medical Records Not Living Up to Expectations


Electronic Medical Records Not Living Up to ExpectationsWhile there are many advantages to electronic medical records, they still have a long way to go when it comes to account care organization (ACO) needs. In fact, their shortcomings are leading many physician-led ACO’s to turn to third-party vendors to close the gap.

These findings were gathered by KLAS Research, which interviewed 46 physician-led ACO’s. An astounding 68% utilized a third-party vendor, opposed to an EMR vendor. Their primary reasons for turning to third-party vendors were related to reporting, care management, connectivity, and risk stratification.

Read the full story

Posted in mHealthComments (0)

Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission Rates


Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission RatesNew Jersey-based HackensackAlliance, an accountable care organization (or ACO), says it has taken care coordination “to the next, high-tech level.”

The organization recently began giving patients their own 4G tablets for the purpose of helping to better manage their care.

The ACO gives 4G tablets to patients with chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or diabetes, since those are the three leading causes of readmissions in the HackensackAlliance ACO, according to Noreen Hartnett, BSN, RN, patient care navigator with HackensackAlliance ACO.
Read the full story

Posted in Healthcare, tablets, TechnologyComments (0)


Advert