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Medicare ACOs use data to coordinate care but could do more, report says

Having a single EHR system makes it easier for Medicare accountable care organizations to share real-time patient data with care teams and specialists than having more than one EHR system, according to a report from the HHS Office of Inspector General. ACOs use data to stratify patient risk, determine the cost of treating health conditions and develop outreach and coordination strategies, but few of the ACOs studied use data to personalize patient care, and many had problems collecting and using data on social determinants of health.

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