Infographic: Patient Data Flow in an ACO

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
This post was written by Patricia Donovan

As more health systems and hospitals fully modernize, utilizing electronic health records, health information exchanges, and other digitally captured patient data — the triple aim of accountable care — transitions from a remote ideal to a reality. Health IT capabilities continue to roll out across the United States, but at different levels of readiness and utilization.

This original infographic from Healthcare IT Connect examines the flow of patient data in an accountable care model as it begins in a doctor-patient setting and moves across different settings with a variety of goals. The ultimate aim is simple, to improve the patient experience, boost wellness outcomes, and save on healthcare spending.

ACO patient data flow

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You may also be interested in this related resource: Guide to Accountable Care Organizations.

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