Report: Calif. program helped improve health IT adoption

07/20/2009 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

California's pay-for-performance scheme helped boost the use of e-prescribing, care-management processes and other health IT systems, according to a report by the Integrated Healthcare Association. The report also found average clinical performance improved, but patient experience gains were minimal. Pay-for-performance programs are "an important step to building a foundation of accountability, continuous quality improvement and effective payment reform in health care," the report concluded.

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