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Abstract

Recent initiatives promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. health care system are grounded in strengthening the relationship between the primary care provider and the patient. Examples of these include Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organizations (MSSP ACOs), and Meaningful Use (MU). These incentivized programs re-energize the link between providers and consumers and recognize the use of Health Information Technology (HIT) as key to the success of the models. The objective of this paper is to explore innovative digital processes that supercharge patient-provider relationships by: Health Information Integration; interactive patient surveys, Remote Monitoring Systems (RMS), and the Patient Health Record (PHR); and Data Prioritization through the consolidation and stratification of health information.

Keywords

Accountable Care Organization Digital Efficiency Engagement Meaningful Use Medical Home Patient Centered Primary Care Technology 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathryn Joleen VanOsdol
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  1. 1.Indiana University Purdue University at IndianapolisUSA

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