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Charts Piling Up? How to Catch Up With Abstractions

Posted by Rachel Verslues on Apr 19, 2018 1:06:00 PM

As most hospitals know, getting behind on registry abstraction is easy. Getting caught up, on the other hand, is a very different story. When it comes to abstraction, there always seems to be more work to do than time to do it. So, when you fall behind (even just a little) it can be really difficult to catch up and get current on charts. For hospitals that are facing weeks or months of backlogged abstraction work, the following tips can be helpful for getting and staying caught up.

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Topics: data abstraction, healthcare data abstraction, data abstraction ROI

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

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