Category: Health Information Exchange

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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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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Are You Ready for Digital Measures?

Viewpoints of quality measures can evoke images of coding value sets, manual chart reviews or perhaps even excel spreadsheets. While these mental images may not necessarily be incorrect, they do fail to capture the technology side of the situation by neglecting how health data is captured – digitally. Most healthcare organizations and teams want less…
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How to Prepare for NCQA’s Data Aggregator Validation (DAV)

Emerging technologies, evolving standards and new programs are now converging and revolutionizing the way health data is used. One of the big pushes was to empower clinicians to document in electronic health record systems so that providers and teams could quickly find the information they needed to provide interventions. We are now entering into a new evolution of digitalization where we are focused on tackling the obstacles that come with exchanging and using that information that…
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