ACO Business Planning

HealthNET will assist your organization in the development of a plan for an accountable care organization’s healthcare IT requirements. CMS has estimated that 15 to 20 percent of initial costs associated with the initial creation of an ACO will be related to the IT systems and infrastructure needed. Careful IT planning and cost management are key elements of an ACO business plan to both enable and ensure the organization’s sustainability. HealthNET will:

  • Define the ACO’s information requirements across all participating providers
  • Assess IT readiness including an evaluation of ACO members’ existing EHR and HIE capabilities
  • Create an IT action plan and align projects to support patient engagement and care across the continuum of ACO providers
  • Develop the IT budget for purchase and modification of application systems and infrastructure