Deliver better outcomes with analytics

Health care is changing rapidly. We keep you up to date on all things population health, HIE advancement, interoperability and the role data and analytics play in this new era of innovation.

New Changes Apply to CMS’ Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in Response to COVID-19

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, we have been keeping our pulse on changes and updates to value-based program requirements. Here are three of the recent policy updates that apply to providers and groups participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). #1 Cost Reweighting The most significant…
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Building Trust in Health Information Exchange Data

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently released an issue brief that showcases strategies and opportunities to advance the use of electronic clinical data for quality measurement and improvement. NCQA has been piloting with a new HEDIS® reporting method called Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS). NCQA ECDS reporting “provides a standardized way to use…
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Preventing Hospitalizations – Risk Stratification Analytics Part 8

What are some of the more difficult parts of your population health efforts? Perhaps it is team members spending more time on aggregating data rather than working on improvements. Or maybe it is not about time but quality as you are not able to get the right kind of data, like being able to proactively…
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KPI Ninja’s Alerts and Notifications: Hospital Discharge Example

Care alerts are at the core of high-quality, coordinated health care. Every notification is a moment of insight about a patient’s health, so each and every one is of critical importance. Stay compliant with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule (CMS Final Rule). This rule finalizes seven new policies…
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Benefits of Health Information Exchanges for Quality Reporting and Value-Based Care

To perform well in value-based care, healthcare providers must report improvements in quality, cost and utilization measures that align with their payers’ expectations. When it comes to providing data, analytics and technological capabilities for reporting these measures, health information exchanges (HIEs) offer several advantages over other data aggregators: Greater Efficiency HIEs provide clinical data, which…
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