Commonwealth Survey Shows ACOs In Infancy

Survey Shows ACOs Just Beginning To Hatch

A nation-wide survey of nearly 1,700 hospitals examining their readiness to form accountable care organizations (ACOs) found that 13 percent are participating in, or planning to participate in, ACOs in the next year, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund. Nearly all (93%) of the ACOs in which hospitals are participating are physician-driven—either […]

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EMR Dreams: Vision Not Matching Reality

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A gap exists between policy makers’ expectations that commercial EMRs can improve coordination of care and clinicians’ actual experiences with EMRs, according to a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), published online in The Journal of General Internal Medicine. Current commercial ambulatory care EMRs facilitate care coordination within a […]

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