We have blogged before about accountable care organizations and the need for an alternative to the fee-for-service payment model. Now a new paper looks at the kind of technology needed if provider organizations are going to start taking on the financial risk and reward that has typically been held by insurers.
What kind of technology are we talking about? The ideal platform can measure utilization and determine if care adheres to certain evidence-based measures. Many insurers already employ this kind of analysis, but it is likely to be new in most provider organizations.