Just One-Third Of Hospitals IT-Ready For Population Health

April 13, 2015 1:00 PM

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As the U.S. health system shifts away from fee-for-service medicine to value-based care, just one-third of hospitals say they have the necessary information technology systems in place to manage populations of patients.

A new survey unveiled at the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference says about one-third, or 38% of U.S. hospitals and health systems surveyed “indicated that population health tools were in place in their organization.”

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