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Why Registries Are More Essential Now Than Ever

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Mar 22, 2018 9:01:00 AM

Registry abstraction graphic to illustrate the increasing need and importance of registries and healthcare data abstraction.

As you know, healthcare registries are used to track outcomes and capture patient data for defined populations. Registries are valuable because the information they contain can be analyzed and used to make data-driven decisions and improvements to patient care. In the age of value-based payments, quality improvements are often tied to improved financial outcomes. The examples below underscore why registries are becoming increasingly important under payment models that prioritize quality, outcomes and efficiency – and why accurate registry reporting is so critical.

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

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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