HIEs a 'necessary foundation' for ACOs

Health information exchanges provide a "necessary foundation" for accountable care organizations, according to Medicity president Brent Dover, who recently spoke with Healthcare IT News. "It's like building streets in a city," he said. Additionally, Dover said that HIEs also have become a business necessity. "[H]ealth information exchange has gone from a nice thing to have to reduce costs to a business imperative and a foundational element" for accountable care, he said. Article

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