Tag: Population Health

Interoperability Alert: Aligning to ONC’s Draft USCDI v2

Shifts in standards can lead to transformative shifts in interoperability. There are plenty of bumps on the road to interoperability, but the United States Core Data for Interoperability (USCDI) is a pioneering vocabulary standard that addresses one of the more significant pain points to seamless data exchange. While there are well defined data exchange standards…
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Improving Value-Based Contract Performance with Flexible Analytic Attributions

Data that is linked to your patients and needs. That’s good, right? The concept seems simple enough. Yet, attribution – the process of assigning patients to a provider or organization – can range from basic to highly complex given the myriad of factors that come with appointing responsibility for a patient’s care. Turns out, many…
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How NCQA’s New HEDIS® Electronic Clinical Data System Reporting gives HIEs another way to deliver value to Health Plans

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) offer a valuable, interoperable data source, and health plans now have the possibility of better leveraging that data as part of NCQA’s new HEDIS® reporting type, Electronic Clinical Data System (ECDS). ECDS as a New Reporting Type HEDIS measures are historically collected in one of three ways – Administrative, Hybrid and…
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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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