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The Future is Now: How to Unlock Healthcare Data For Quality Improvement

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Illustration of woman stepping to a higher level, with another higher level beyond that. It illustrates the challenge of unlocking data in order to enhance the quality of healthcare.

Data has enormous potential to enhance the quality of healthcare, but unlocking that potential can be challenging. Many medical providers feel like they are swimming in data. Clinical teams are expected to chart patient data, and then chart and chart some more. With so much data coming in, it is important that teams understand how they can benefit from the information they are collecting.

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

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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