10 potential ACO errors include overestimation of EHRs' abilities

08/16/2011 | InformationWeek

Electronic health records will play a crucial role in supporting accountable care organizations, but the available systems appear ill-prepared to take on the task, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association article. The top 10 errors that ACOs are likely to make include overestimating the ability to use EHRs, which can be hindered by a lack of provider support and training, workflow disruptions during the initial stages of implementation and incompatible ambulatory and hospital IT systems, the authors note.

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