Healthcare Reform

Health Information Exchange Is the Foundation for ACOs

Reference to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) appears in only seven pages of the massive healthcare reform law yet in healthcare circles ACOs have become one of the most discussed and debated pieces of that legislation. Conceived as a model for streamlining and improving delivery of health services through the realignment of incentives, ACOs seek to synchronize the motives and actions among physicians, clinicians and hospitals to better coordinate care to