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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

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