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Docs in value-based models more likely to use EHRs for improved care processes

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Care coordination, quality measurement, patient engagement and population health management strategies are routinely used by physicians with electronic health records who participate in accountable care organizations or patient-centered medical homes, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

Aiming to find out whether doctors using health IT and working within new reimbursement models were actually employing improved care processes, researchers Jennifer King, Vaishali Patel, Eric Jamoom and Catherine DesRoches examined cross-sectional data on office-based physicians from the 2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Physician Workflow Survey.

“Early indicators suggest strong physician participation in initiatives to support health IT adoption and to reform healthcare payment and delivery,” they said. “However, evidence on whether provider participation in these initiatives has translated to better care delivery is just beginning to emerge.

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