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Weekly Roundup: ECRI's Top 10; Nurse Shortage; Amazon's Discount; Battling Waste; CJR Bundles

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Mar 16, 2018 12:43:00 PM

Image of desk surface with cofee cup, keyboard, newspaper to illustrate weekly roundup of health news: megamergers, MACRA, WebMD briefs, Don Berwick on value-based care, more.

In case you missed these, Quality Today scoured the healthcare news landscape and blogosphere to present you with an end-of-the-week news and information reading list.

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Topics: healthcare, bundled payments, nurse shortage, Amazon and healthcare

Core Measures: Data Helps Achieve 'The Best Care, Every Patient, Every Time'

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Mar 15, 2018 9:04:00 AM

The most efficient way to wrap up a series of blog posts about core measures and the detailed data abstraction necessary for the task is to say, simply, “The story continues.” It’s a fact that abstractors know quite well, because the specifications and manuals are regularly updated, and training continues. The closest we get to an end game with core measures is achieving the best care for every patient every time.

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Topics: core measures abstraction, core measures, healthcare data abstraction

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