By Gregg A. Masters, MPH
In the flurry of activities associated with the Health Data Forum III in Washington, DC aka (‘health datapalooza‘) I managed to corral Dave Chase aka @ChaseDave in the Exhibition Hall at the DC Convention Center following his presentation at the ACO breakout session.
Amidst the background noise, we hear from Dave about his highlights from the event, a little about Avado and how they serve the interests of developing or operational ACOs.
During the ACO track at Health Datapalooza, there were four categories of software that have emerged as a result of ACOs. Chase argues that one of the new categories will be Patient Relationship Management (PRM) that is a superset of traditional proprietary patient portals tied to a single EHR. The PRM category does more to directly weave the patient into the process in a way that the Pioneer ACOs described.