Author: Renee Towne

NEHII & KPI Ninja: Building a High-Performance Integrated Population Health Infrastructure

Industry trends speak for themselves. Healthcare payments tied to value-based care are up to 34% from 23% in 2015. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center announced five new payment models to drive value in the primary care setting. With healthcare transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based care, there is an increasing demand from providers…
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The Role of Health Information Exchange in Population Health: A Case Study on Supporting a Rural Critical Access Hospital around MIPS Initiative

Healthcare is undergoing a paradigm shift – a transition from volume (fee for service) to value-based care (pay for value). Providers are participating in several different programs like bundled payments, shared risk, capitation and quality incentive programs. According to a recent article, healthcare payments tied to value-based care reached 34 percent in 2017 and this…
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Another Lens in Creating Value: Reflections of the 2019 Survey on HIE Technology Priorities

Health information exchange (HIE) organizations are one of the emerging solutions to improve quality and safety in our healthcare system. In this rapidly evolving industry, keeping a pulse on the current state of our nation’s HIEs and their strategic priorities is valuable. Fifty-three HIEs completed a twenty-question survey published by the eHealth Initiative (eHI) to…
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2019 Quality Measurement: What’s In and What’s Out

After decades of measuring and reporting health care quality without transformative change in outcomes, industry and government are realizing the fundamental problem is in the infrastructure of our system. Quality measurement and improvement has evolved over the years from early work centered on evidence-based practice to more recently with the turn of the century, a…
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Preventative, Patient-Centered Care: It Requires Actionable Data. Saunders Family Clinic’s Transformation

Saunders Medical Center was recognized as a National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) 2017 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) last month. Committed to continuous improvement and meeting NCQA’s evolving requirements, the clinic looked for ways to leverage clinical information to guide care decisions. Partnering with KPI Ninja for their analytics needs freed them from time-consuming reporting,…
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