Becker's Hospital Review: More Efficient Clinical Communication Necessary for ACO Success

Among the significant changes taking place across the U.S. healthcare industry is the transition to the accountable care organization model. In a survey of healthcare professionals commissioned by Imprivata earlier this year, 62 percent of respondents said their organization is an ACO today or is expected to become an ACO within the next 12 months.

In the ACO model, information technology can play a significant role in helping clinicians to provide quality patient care at affordable costs. However, integrating disparate systems efficiently while also ensuring that protected health information remains secure can be a major challenge.