A new report finds that hospitals and health systems are still investing in population health management tools, but many are “becoming less optimistic” about value-based reimbursement, reports Healthcare IT News

A survey from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and KLAS suggests that many IT decision-makers are still seeking clear signs on how much return on investment they can expect from the technology deployments they’re making as the industry shifts, slowly, from fee-for-service to value-based care.

In the era of accountable care (still less than a decade old), many hospitals, health systems and ACOs are still trying to get a handle on how the population health management and quality improvement tools they’ve been buying in recent years will pay off.

The KLAS report draws on data from CHIME’s 2019 HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, KLAS 2019 Population Health Management Cornerstone Summit and KLAS Decision Insights. It notes that, even as those polled acknowledge that “rising costs and stagnant outcomes of fee-for-service are not sustainable,” more and more healthcare executives are becoming “less optimistic about how quickly value-based reimbursement will outpace FFS.”

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