Book Praise

As managing the health of populations becomes more important, effective health information technologies are required across the continuum of care. The authors have identified all of the relevant technological components required in an accountable care model and provide clear direction on how to move your organization in this direction. This book is a must read for anyone in the health information technology industry, providers, vendors, and researchers alike.

Charles Wagner
System Vice President of Applications

The authors have laid out a very clear roadmap of health information technologies required by the accountable care model. Chapter 1 introduces a very thorough Accountable Care Organization Reference Model (ACORM) that sets up discussions of various technologies and capabilities throughout the rest of the book. This text will be very helpful for those responsible for developing the infrastructure required for success in an era of accountable care.

Chris Belmont
System Vice President &Chief Information Officer
Ochsner Health System

As healthcare leaders, we are in the midst of our dynamic industry facing a shifting focus of how our delivery systems are viewed, measured, and ultimately reimbursed. This new world, based on population health management and outcomes-based reimbursement, will require us to reassess the technological infrastructure needed to succeed. This text provides a succinct overview and plan that will be essential for delivering accountable care to the communities we serve.

Michael Mayo, FACHE
Hospital President
Baptist Medical Center-Jacksonville

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of technology issues that healthcare leaders need to address in mapping strategies for selection, implementation, and adoption of health information technology solutions for CINs and ACOs.

Bruce Flareau, MD
BayCare Physician Partners

A “must have” text for healthcare executives. Truly global in perspective, “Bridging the Divide,” shows healthcare leaders what they should expect from information and technology in the 21st century and how to go about getting it.

Rick Skinner
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Cancer Care Ontario

An insightful assessment of both literature and regulatory issues impacting the landscape of health information technology issues being faced by healthcare leaders across the globe in the 21st century. An important text to have on every healthcare CIO’s desk.

Beth Lindsey Wood
Chief Information Officer
Tampa General Hospital

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