data-driven care

The challenges of data-sharing in value-based careAs Medicare and private payers move toward more value-based care reimbursements, physicians need information to both accurately report data and monitor complex patients across multiple providers.
Big data presents opportunities
Big data presents opportunitiesEMRs provide a rich source of data points on human health, but interconnectivity remains a hurdle to harnessing the power.
Patient Safety Organizations can help providers improve performance and resultsPatient Safety Organizations (PSOs) allow providers to report safety and quality data that is protected from legal discovery and publication. In return, PSOs can be a source of confidential advice and data analysis for physicians seeking to understand and improve their healthcare delivery.
What can patient-reported outcomes do for you?One way to structure health care information that you've accumulated in your electronic health record is to use standard instruments to measure the patient experience—often called patient-reported outcomes.
Are you getting the most out of your patient data?One area of health care analytics that has practical application today is the accurate identification of certain patients within your practice, based on clinical characteristics and for a defined purpose. In this article, I describe three “use cases” for this simple form of descriptive analytics.