Accountable care market is poised for fast growth, eClinicalWorks survey shows

The primary motivator for health care groups becoming an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) or a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is to improve patient outcomes, a new survey from eClinicalWorks concludes.

ACOs and PCMHs are risk-based or shared savings programs. Headquartered in Westborough, eClinicalWorks specializes in ambulatory health care IT solutions.

“It is obvious that the ACO and PCMH models are gaining traction,” Girish Kumar Navani, CEO and co-founder of eClinicalWorks, said in a statement. “While there are some concerns, the majority of healthcare organizations either currently participates in or plans to become involved in these programs. They are also very clear on what tools will enhance their jobs. Our responsibility in this industry is to make sure these groups have the resources and technologies required to pursue better delivery of patient care.”

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EClinicalWorks said it conducted an online survey last month with responses from 2,104 health-care professionals in the United States, including responses from 682 physicians.