American Health Management Association. (2011). Accountable care: Implications for managing health information. Chicago, IL. Retrieved from http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_049111.pdf.
“Healthcare is currently experiencing a critical shift… (towards) a robust, integrated model focusing on coordination of care. This view is taken by advocates of what is called ‘accountable care.’ Accountable care can potentially change healthcare—and, in turn, change the way health information is captured, maintained, used, and shared. Current and new demands for data ensure an ongoing evolution in the required information tools needed to manage that data.
What does providing accountable care mean for health information management (HIM)? While much remains to be seen, this paper begins to answer that question by exploring:
- A summary of information about accountable care
- The impact of accountable care on the way information is managed
- Implications and considerations for those who manage health information.”