Baseball season. Disabled lists. The Mid-Summer Classic. Hitting streaks. Losing streaks. Rookie phenoms. Extra innings. No-hitters. Slugfests. Bang-bang double plays. Batting title chases and home run races. Heartbreak. Champions. Wait ‘til next year. And then the long, long off-season. “Next year” can’t get here soon enough. What does this have to do with healthcare?
You may wonder why we’re talking about baseball, when you thought we were talking about healthcare quality reporting. Healthcare teams responsible for collecting and reporting quality data to registries, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS), and other entities often talk about quality reporting “season.” Similar to baseball, it’s important for clinicians and health systems to put together solid, experienced quality reporting teams – similar to filling out every position in the lineup. However, for healthcare providers the baseball analogy only goes so far, because when it comes to quality reporting, there really is no “off-season.” Download our white paper to learn more.