In a fee-for-service world, large-scale aggregation of patient data was often not a priority. But in a pay-for-performance world, it’s imperative for success.
Over the years, health care systems and provider organizations have shifted away from paper-based record-keeping by making significant investments in Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and related health information technology (IT) infrastructure. But despite these investments, many have had limited success in terms of positive impact on patient outcomes, workflow efficiencies and cost reduction. Why?