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March 2, 2012

Video: Medical Diagnosis Decision Influences Accountable Care

Jason Maude, Founder and CEO of Isabel Healthcare, talks about the influence that accountable care will have for patients, especially at the diagnostic stage.

Diagnosis will be ever more important as all costs and subsequent decisions about a patient are based on and influenced by getting a correct diagnosis as early as possible. Accountable Care begins at the diagnostic stage. Clinicians now have the incentive of being paid to "think" about a patient more than "doing" tests or procedures. This paradigm shift puts a strong emphasis on the very first decision made about a patient: diagnosis. It is the single most important decision about a patient.

Diagnosis Decision: The Considerable Influence of Accountable Care

"Clinicians will really be focused on getting the diagnosis right as early as possible, because that will determine what are the right tests to order, do they need to be referred to a specialist, which specialist should they be referred to -- or could the condition be caught in primary care. All of these issues are determined by whether someone got the diagnosis right as early as possible," says Jason Maude.

Video filmed by HIT Exchange at HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas on February 23, 2012.

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