Accountable Care Payment Models

Mitigating Risk Through IT

Backgrounder | Marie Copoulos, Daphne Lawrence, Rob Lazerow | April 26, 2011

New payment models will increase provider accountability and reward acute care efficiencies, greater care coordination, and preventive care, encouraging providers to change their clinical business model for providing health care services. This note explains how IT will play an integral role in laying the infrastructure necessary to seamlessly exchange patient data, employ analytics to improve cost and quality, and activate patients in their care.

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