By Lydia McClure
The emphasis of healthcare in the United States is shifting from Individual Acute Care Management to Population Health Management. Reimbursement models are changing to align with these goals. As a result, physicians now have a stake in improving patient compliance with care plans. In addition, physicians and ACOs need to have a means of collecting and interpreting patient data (both individual and group) in a way that is flexible and able to provide outcomes data for several chronic conditions, including (but not limited to) diabetes, congestive heart failure, COPD, obesity, depression.