A guidance was issued by the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology to help accountable care organizations identify the HIT capabilities they need to support their operations. Some of the IT requirements ACOs should prioritize include information collection and data exchange. The framework "is designed as a starting point for provider groups developing HIT roadmaps, for payers looking to assess or complement the HIT capabilities of their provider partners, or for HIT developers designing products to fill gaps in currently available technology," the guidance says.

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