The Accountable Care Workgroup focused on specific high priority areas where HHS programs and policies can shape the availability and use of health IT infrastructure necessary for accountable care models. Areas of focus included:
- Supporting the emergence of data aggregation and analytics capabilities that are scalable and accessible across disparate providers.
- Enabling and encouraging information exchange to support care coordination across providers, including non-core care and wellness providers that have a significant impact on readmissions rates and total cost of care for a patient, including long-term care facilities, home health providers, long term support services providers and other community-based organizations.
- Increasing patient activation as a member of a defined care team, engaging patients in assessments of their health, and using technology to deliver care to patients outside of traditional care settings.
- Shaping payment policy to strengthen the business case for health information exchange.