ZeOmega Releases White Paper on Information Technology Requirements for ACOs

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 23, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ZeOmega Inc., the leading provider of software solutions for collaborative care management, today announced the release of The ACO's Guide to Investing in IT, a three-part ACO white paper series, at the 2nd Annual ACOs Summit in Austin, Tex. The series examines accountable care requirements and discusses the IT capabilities available to ACOs in meeting such requirements.

The first part of this series focuses on the implications of the final ACO rule and the possible challenges faced by ACOs. Part two dives into the possibilities of how ACOs can meet requirements, such as promotion of evidence-based medicine, promotion of patient engagement, reporting on cost and quality metrics and Care Coordination. The series concludes with a discussion on IT capabilities, risks and factors that help an ACO select the right IT infrastructure.

"With the release of the much awaited final rule on ACOs, healthcare providers are moving rapidly to implement the processes and systems needed to meet the requirements of accountable care," said Nandini Rangaswamy, Executive Vice President for ZeOmega, and author of the paper. "ACOs will take on a significant amount of risk, and IT systems can help ACOs to manage that risk. From our conversations with healthcare providers, it is clear that many of these organizations will benefit from a better understanding of the technological capabilities that can help them meet the requirements of accountable care. This paper will walk the reader through a number of scenarios and technology capabilities, which we hope will be beneficial when conducting IT evaluations and making decisions for their ACO."

The first installment of this complimentary white paper series is available for download at http://bit.ly/zuUrsA or at www.ZeOmega.com . Part two will be available at www.ZeOmega.com on January 30, 2012, and part three will be released on February 6, 2012.

About ZeOmega

ZeOmega is the premier provider of software solutions for Integrated Healthcare Management. The Jiva suite of care management software, which includes EHRs, personalized care plans, decision support tools and portals, transforms traditional episodic-based care management into proactive and collaborative population healthcare management. For more information, visit www.ZeOmega.com or call 214-618-9880.

SOURCE: ZeOmega Inc.

Ron Wozny, 214-618-9880, extension 8077
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