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6 Effective ACO Tools and Procedures

August 3rd, 2012 by Jackie Lyons

To measure quality and efficiency, accountable care organizations (ACOs) must use the latest healthcare technology and the best tools and programs. The most effective tools can be used to monitor and increase patient satisfaction and overall program performance.

The use of EHRs, already vigorous in 2011 at 92 percent, is now universal, with all active ACOs using this health management tool, according to 200 healthcare companies who completed the second annual Healthcare Intelligence Network survey on Accountable Care Organizations. Respondents to the survey also revealed other tools and procedures crucial to accountable care:

1. “Technology-provider who understands both healthcare and IT.”

2. “Intensive case management program embedded in the primary care office is the most promising program.”

3. “A tool called HealthJibe, which is a personal health platform designed to engage people in better health.”

4. “CareTeam advanced clinical decision support.”

5. “Electronic patient profile.”

6. “Case management and care stratification tools.”