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Two Ways ACOS Can Optimize Data Sharing for Better Care Coordination

Different entities within an ACO need access to the same patient information to coordinate around delivering better patient care at lower costs. Despite this clear need for data sharing, organizations face common barriers, including patient confidentiality, cumbersome processes, and legal and compliance considerations. However, ACOs can overcome these barriers with a team mindset and robust data infrastructure. A teamwork approach aligns each system’s goals more closely, ensuring the entire ACO prioritizes patients and their data as the key to better care coordination. Next, organizations need to invest in advanced technologies, including a data platform that easily aggregates and securely distributes patient information to the right people at the right time. These two changes—working together and supporting data-sharing tools—elevate ACO performance and care coordination

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