Author: Renee Towne

The Evolution of HIEs and Health Plans: Benefits of Providing Both NCQA eCQM Certification and Measure Certification℠ for HEDIS®

The unique data stores and industry positioning, coupled with advanced analytics, is evolving HIEs to be a valuable health data source for payers. In today’s dynamic health care industry—one that’s hyper-focused on the transition to paying for performance—payers must be fluent in quality measurement and comfortable moving between data sources. Reducing burden while upholding quality…
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Why you should use a comprehensive platform to meet CMS’ new electronic notifications requirement

Although the usage of electronic health technology is high, the practice of using that information to empower patients, lower costs and deliver high-quality care remains to be fully realized. In deliberate step, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implements seven new directives to move our industry forward – including a new requirement for…
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Answers to Five of The More Common Questions We Hear About ONC Health IT Certification

The healthcare industry is facing many technological challenges with the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and the adoption of electronic documentation of health information. The widespread demand for products, evolving standards and the critical need to improve our health care system, triggered the need for a concerted,…
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Comprehensive COVID-19 Analytics: A Step Forward Today and Forever

Improving the pandemic response – and patient lives – with comprehensive analytics that overcome health care data obstacles. On any given day in health care organizations across America, physicians are analyzing test results, pharmacists are calculating medication dosages and executives are monitoring performance data. Surrounded by information from various technologies, they use data to drive…
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Health Information Exchanges are the Key to Unlocking COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Health care organizations across the nation are scrambling to address the coronavirus outbreak. What is desperately needed is real-time clinical information from the region to understand the risk, prevalence and characteristics of COVID-19 cases. With the rapidly evolving pandemic situation and the declaration of a National Emergency, Health Information Exchanges (HIE) are the key to…
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