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Business Strategy: Providers Continue to Lag Behind Payers in Investments for Accountable Care

Business Strategy: Providers Continue to Lag Behind Payers in Investments for Accountable Care

This IDC Health Insights report is a supplement and partial update of IDC Health Insights' 2012 Accountable Care Survey and provides information on how healthcare organizations (both payers and providers) are investing for accountable care.

The results of the survey taken by attendees of the Health IT Summit are consistent with other research published by IDC Health Insights. Research conducted in 2012 and this current research clearly indicate that providers lag behind payers in their commitment to at-risk contracting. While IDC Health Insights understands the level of demand on provider organizations that are attempting to reach meaningful use targets and installing electronic health records, providers need to engage in at-risk contracting before it is too late.

"At-risk contracting is new to the healthcare industry, and as such, there is much to be learned, and the best time to learn is now as the level of risk being taken on by healthcare organizations is still low and much of it is upside risk," says Cynthia Burghard, research director, Accountable Care IT Strategies, IDC Health Insights.

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IDC Health Insights Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
The Approach
Future Outlook
Types of At-Risk Contracts
Organizational Structure, Funding, and Staffing
Procurement of Applications
Essential Guidance
Actions to Consider
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Related Research
Figure: Types of At-Risk Contract Engaged in by Respondents
Figure: Organizational Structure
Figure: At-Risk Contracting Funding
Figure: Staffing
Figure: Top Priorities for Applications Procurement

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