Oregon's redesigned Medicaid program has been called "an accountable care organization on steroids," because of its ambitious savings and quality improvement goals. As researchers look to Oregon for a sense of how ACOs will perform nationwide, information technologies will be one of the key factors in how Oregon ACOs fare.
Oregon CCOs, as in Coordinated Care Organizations, 3M opens HDD and the VA and DoD will inject it into iEHR, early progress points from a Pioneer ACO, big data tools on fraud and abuse, and a public hospital CEO's chief concerns.
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I am privileged to work with the ONC and six different states that are responding to the Consumer Innovation Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to rapidly create a project that will provide patients with access to their health information within six months.
At a time when the value and sustainability of public health information exchanges (HIEs) are being questioned, Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE), which plans to go live on April 1, is making a case for both.