QUALITY TODAY

A blog dedicated to advancing healthcare quality.

Jodie Jackson, Jr.

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Weekly Roundup: Bundles delayed; Patient Engagement; battling burnout; bust your clutter

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 18, 2017 12:43:58 PM

Recommended reading: electronic health records, sleep quiz from WebMD, CMS delays bundled payments, combatting the burnout epidemic

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: patient satisfaction, electronic health records, hospitals

Take Steps Now to Capture Data That You Can Use for Quality Improvement

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data abstraction can be frustrating, but the goal is to capture and abstract data that is timely, accurate, and actionable - and then use that data and key insights to improve health care.

In the past, the financial impact of emerging value-based payment programs was relatively minimal. Healthcare teams only needed to be somewhat concerned about the effects of value-based payments on revenue and income – but that has changed. Healthcare reimbursements that are tied to value have increased considerably, and they will continue to do so.

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Topics: quality reporting, quality improvement, data abstraction, healthcare data

From GPRO to CWI: Quality Reporting 'Season' Never Ends

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 When it comes to quality reporting deadlines and reporting periods, it’s easy – but inaccurate – to assume healthcare quality follows a cycle of seasons.

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Topics: quality reporting, registry abstraction, accountable care, ACO, data abstraction, MIPS

Weekly Roundup: Docs Decry MIPS; Advocate Saves Big; ACO Challenges; adult ADHD

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 11, 2017 10:53:32 AM

Recommended reading: electronic health records, MACRA quiz, Amazon and healthcare

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: ACO, electronic health records, mental health news

How to Avoid Stumbling Over Data Abstraction Requirements

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The three "V's" of healthcare data: high-volume, high-velocity, high-variety.

Currently, in nearly every industry, data is generating a lot of buzz – and healthcare is no exception. According to Gartner Research, there are three “V”s associated with the big data movement:

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Topics: quality reporting, registry abstraction, data abstraction, healthcare data

5 Steps for Designing and Executing an Effective PIPs

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

5 tips for effective PIPs: use data to identify where PIPS are needed; clearly define the objective; design the PIP plan; introduce process changes; continuously evaluate the effects of changes

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Topics: nursing homes, QAPI

Weekly Roundup: Alexa, Refill my Rx; ACOs missed Big Bucks; Mental Health Costs; Swing Your Arms

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 4, 2017 9:28:15 AM

Recommended reading: electronic health records, MACRA quiz, Amazon and healthcare

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: ACO, electronic health records, mental health news

3 Tips for Leveraging Data for Quality Improvement and Financial Gain

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

As you probably realize, financial success in the age of value-based payments requires a commitment to quality improvement. To obtain the valuable information and insights needed to guide quality improvement efforts and meet performance measures that are required for financial reimbursement, physicians and other healthcare providers must leverage data.

Accurate quality reporting relies on trained data abstraction professionals.

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Topics: quality reporting, quality improvement, MACRA, value-based payments, electronic health records

Weekly Roundup: EMR or EHR?, EMS Assault Risks, MACRA Quiz, Amazon dips Toe into Healthcare

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 28, 2017 12:08:55 PM

Recommended reading: electronic health records, MACRA quiz, Amazon and healthcare

In case you missed these, Quality Time 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: value-based care, population health, value-based purchasing, mental health news

How to Take Full Advantage of Your Quality Data

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Jul 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data abstraction, patient satisfaction have an important link.

Healthcare teams that only use data for mandatory reporting are missing opportunities to capitalize on valuable insights and make data-driven improvements. In addition to working with data to satisfy reporting requirements, your healthcare team can use data to:

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Topics: quality reporting, quality improvement, data abstraction, healthcare data

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