Infographic: Accountable Care Organizations Tools for Success

Infographic highlights the recent eClinicalWorks survey findings for accountable care organizations, PCMH, and shared-savings programs tools for success.

eClinicalWorks® conducted an online survey with responses from 2,104 healthcare professionals in the United States. All interviews were conducted between May 21 and 31, 2013. The results included responses from 682 physicians. According to the survey of physicians and healthcare professionals, conducted in May 2013, the primary motivator for becoming an ACO or PCMH is to improve patient outcomes.

The infographic shown below highlights the key findings broken down by highest rated features, challenges, and most valueable tools for for healthcare organizations pursuing ACO, PCMH and shared-savings programs.

Accountable Care Organizations Tools for Success Infographic

Source: eClinicalWorks

The eClinicalWorks’ survey also found:

  • In meeting the criteria of an ACO/PCMH, physicians and healthcare professionals indicate that a collection of tools are most valuable. The most important features named are:
    • Standard reporting formats for quality measures that are designed for submittal as an ACO or PCMH (95%).
    • Case management to coordinate care across multiple segments is equally important (94%).
    • Ability to report on different quality measures for different payers (93%).
    • Cost and utilization analytics (92%).
  • Top challenge surrounding compliance is effectively tracking and monitoring quality outcomes (76%).
    • Second-ranked challenge is care coordination for patients across multiple points of care (72%).
  • More than 6 in 10 current and prospective ACOs/PCMHs find the data extraction process for submitting required patient treatment and quality outcome data challenging.
    • Nearly half (46%) of current and prospective ACOs/PCMHs extract data by manual chart audits (28%) or have not even been able to extract data (18%).