Clinical Innovation + Technology | Beth Walsh | Nov 09, 2015
BOSTON—With studies indicating that only 55 percent of patients receive the recommended care, “there are big opportunities for improvement," said David Bates, MD, MSc, chief innovation officer at Brigham & Women’s Medical Center in Boston, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.
Accountable care is being used for both quality and cost, “but many of us haven’t figured out what our populations are," added Bates. "We don’t have tools to sort that out. We’re still at the starting gate.” Accountable care pushes toward a paradigm shift to care coordination and a focus on the population. “It’s a hard transition to make. Health IT is key.”