Improving Accountable Care: Requirements for Population Health Management
Many healthcare organizations believed that the electronic medical record (EMR) was the only technology needed to meet the objectives of accountable care. It became clear that while the EMR provides important information for population health management, additional technology is required. Population health management applications have emerged that provide integrated patient-level data (e.g., claims and clinical) from multiple sources that can be used at the point of care to improve decision making.
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