Author: Renee Towne

Internal Quality Measures: The Missing Link to High Performance

After working with hundreds of health care organizations over the last few years, I’ve found that almost all the organizations I’ve worked with have a difficult time integrating quality measures beyond what is required as part of their financial contracts. For example… One primary care clinic thought they were doing well with monitoring depression because…
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Data Mining: A Data Quality Approach

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) have always been about the data. The very purpose of these organizations is to provide the data that supports better health care. And, having as much information as possible about that data is making obvious benefits for daily operations, data governance and business development. The Cures Act Adds an Additional Data…
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More Than Data Querying: 3 Ways You Can Maximize Data from the Largest Health Information Network

Sometimes getting the right health information is the most important thing you can do for your organization. And addressing the gaps that exists within your data is the best place to start. With a network of more than 120 million patients, this is where the value of eHealth Exchange comes in. Seeing this as a…
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USCDI as a Critical Framework for Data Quality

Health data needs are shifting, including the role of standards to create new opportunities, as is the case for advancing data quality through the United State Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI). Ever since HITECH spurred a dizzying rise of health information technology, the industry has lamented over what could be. Now, thanks to the work…
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The National Coordinator for Health IT Shares Perspective on the Future of HIEs

“It’s not just about having data to do the analysis. It’s about having actionable data that helps build outcomes. This is where the HIEs come in.” -Micky Tripathi, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology After years of progress in interoperability, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are aligned to support the requirements put on health care organizations…
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