QUALITY TODAY

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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

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

Piecing Together the Quality Improvement Puzzle

Posted by Jacque Gabriel, RT, (R), (M), (QM) on Jul 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

I have been on one of two sides of quality improvement almost my entire adult life, yet I continue to try to piece together the quality improvement puzzle.

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Topics: quality improvement, healthcare data, healthcare quality

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

Patient Satisfaction, Data, and the Revenue Connection

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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How do you define a patient's experience? Is it a smile from the front office staff during check-in? Is it the physician’s bedside manner? Is it the wait time before being taken to the exam room? Is it the ease of scheduling appointments online?

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Topics: patient experience, healthcare data, patient satisfaction

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