HIE Support for ACOs, PCMH and Integrated Delivery Systems
Posted Jun 01 2012 11:30am
Lynn Dierker, Senior Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) leads a great panel discussion at the 2012 State Healthcare IT Connect Summit with John Kansky, VP Product Management, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), and Jeffrey Miller, CEO, North Carolina Health Information Exchange.
Under enormous pressure to bend the cost curve, policy makers are putting stock in the move to more integrated delivery systems including Primary Care Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In this panel, these two business executives from different types Health Information Exchange (HIE) organizations and statewide health care environments discussed how their business plans and strategies for growth and sustainability relate to this evolving health care landscape.
Some of the questions addressed by the panel were
Are HIEs positioned to add value and provide timely supports for the development of PCMHs and ACOs?
What are the pitfalls and opportunities created by federal and state policy initiatives and the market strategies of health systems (e.g. build private internal HIE network vs share via statewide network).
How can states use policy levers to create a win-win for delivery system reforms and HIE?
How do we look ahead – and outside the box - to identify the evolving business case for HIE?