We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 11/22 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Travis Broome (@Travis_Broome) on the topic “How Does Health IT Enable Accountable Care?”.
Half of Medicare beneficiaries who could be in an ACO are now in an ACO. Over 80% of physician offices have an EHR. Every ACO has a population health IT solution in addition to their EHR. We have lots of technology, we have lots of people in accountable care. In this week’s chat, we’ll explore how that technology can improve health and lower costs.
Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat as we dive into how health IT can enable accountable care.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: ACOs have more data than anyone else in the health care system, what skills are needed to collect and manage all this data? #HITsm
T2: How different is the user base of accountable care versus the EHR user base? #HITsm
T3: As accountable care creates new workflows, how best does HealthIT enable those workflows and integrate with clinical workflows? #HITsm
T4: How does an organization prioritize the three needs of an ACO: understanding the needs of a population, providing actionable data in a workflow and reporting on progress of the population? #HITsm
T5: How do we keep our focus on meeting needs that lower costs versus whichever one happened to capture our attention today? #HITsm
Bonus: Can all the separate population health tools and EHRs continue to co-exist or will they eventually merge? #HITsm
Upcoming #HITsm Chat Schedule
11/29 – Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday – No Chat
12/6 – Seniors and Technology
Hosted by Jay LaBine, Chief Medical Officer at @naviHealthPAC
12/13 – TBD
Hosted by TBD
12/20 – Christmas Break – No Chat
12/27 – Christmas Break – No Chat
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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