• While 2015 was a record-breaking year in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, 2016 saw more change as organizations across the industry adjust and adapt to the evolving financial landscape. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • Further funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health and an active partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and Accreditation Canada supported work from 2009-2014. (queensu.ca)
  • Through the accreditation process, quality is measured by compliance with standards. (legacyhealth.org)
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded an accreditation status of Accredited to the Medicaid health plan offered by WellCare's Missouri Care Health Plan. (prweb.com)
  • NCQA accreditation provides consumers with an unprecedented ability to evaluate the quality of different health plans along a variety of important dimensions, and to make their health plan decisions based on demonstrated value rather than simply on cost. (prweb.com)
  • This turnkey, cloud‑based solution helps achieve full annual payment updates and positive, value‑based payment by capturing and delivering reliable data on quality performance, as required by accreditation agencies. (nuance.com)
  • Quality varied widely according to type of care: Children received 68 percent of recommended care for acute medical problems, 53 percent of recommended care for chronic medical conditions, and 41 percent of recommended preventive care. (rand.org)
  • As a pediatrician, the poor performance we found on preventive care is particularly distressing," said lead study author Rita Mangione-Smith, M.D., M.P.H., researcher at Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. (rand.org)
  • What Does Existing Data on Health Quality Show? (oecd.org)
  • The clinical quality, customer experience and resource use data upon which this report is based were voluntarily reported to NCQA by nearly 1,000 health plans. (rwjf.org)
  • In addition, Beth Israel Deaconess works to be transparent regarding its quality performance and, as part of that, posts quality data on its website. (hhnmag.com)
  • Around the globe, healthcare decision-makers struggle daily with tighter budgets, rising costs, worker shortages, an explosion of data-all as technology advances at a breakneck pace and the business and regulatory landscape shifts beneath their feet. (intel.com)
  • We employ a class of non-parametric methods to explore the complex structure of the data and a set of correlated random effects models to identify key determinants of the quality of stroke care. (springer.com)
  • Keep your team focused on improving patient care, not struggling with data. (nuance.com)
  • Prediction models and decision support algorithms based on routine healthcare data, clinical and genetic datasets (precision medicine) are increasingly used to prioritize and tailor medicine in many fields, ranging from acute to chronic care and from public health or primary care to specialized oncology. (lumc.nl)
  • Screening of routine care data reveals care gaps and enables risk adjustment to improve planning of care (panel management). (lumc.nl)
  • Intelligent data capture, automated workflow and document management technologies can minimize the costly creation, routing and retention of paper in all areas of the enterprise - from accounts receivable to human resources to the health information management departments. (himss.org)
  • Data driven analysis of health care trends. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The day to day operations of the Healthcare environment adds an abundant amount of data to the software systems in place. (blogarama.com)
  • The survey produces new and actionable data during a crucial period of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. (eurekalert.org)
  • Fewer say it's easy to find data that compares a provider's costs and quality. (eurekalert.org)
  • Avant-garde is working to create industry standards around the data, metrics, and methods that are used as part of value-based health care delivery. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Health and medical data need specific attention when legislation on data protection is at stake. (euractiv.com)
  • Nonetheless, the sensitivity of health and medical data does not mean that they should be locked forever with nobody allowed to access it. (euractiv.com)
  • First of all, a distinction in the level of consent requirements needs to be established between primary and secondary use of health data. (euractiv.com)
  • In the context of primary use of health data, it might be difficult to obtain explicit consent from the patient in addition to his agreement to be treated, e. g. when a physician needs to share a patient's data within a defined healthcare team. (euractiv.com)
  • In the context of secondary use of health data, e. g. for research purposes, explicit and informed consent of the patient must be sought. (euractiv.com)
  • The upcoming vote in the European Parliament on the general data protection regulation is the opportunity to ensure strong data protection rules for high quality healthcare in Europe. (euractiv.com)
  • By utilizing innovative approaches to data tracking and technology, Allison Bayer's visit to the SOM was inspirational for future health care leaders as they work on challenges in the industry. (simmons.edu)
  • The relevant data forthe study was collected from official/unofficial policy documents and key actorinterviews.The empirical findings show that three different waves of development can betraced in history that has highly affected the development of quality registers. (diva-portal.org)
  • Researchers measure health care quality to identify problems caused by overuse, underuse, or misuse of health resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • The lack of standardized and consistent health utility scores for the array of treatments and the microvascular, neuropathic, and macrovascular health states associated with diabetes has constrained researchers' abilities to conduct cost-utility analyses and to credibly compare their results. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • The findings are important, noted researchers, because costs and quality of care are often the focus of policy-level decisions in health care. (redorbit.com)
  • The researchers found complaints were particularly valuable in identifying problems before admission to hospital - such as cancelled medical appointments - or after discharge, such as a lack of follow up care. (lse.ac.uk)
  • To address this, the researchers developed the Healthcare Complaints Analysis Tool (HCAT) to analyse and systemise complaints. (lse.ac.uk)
  • The American Medical Association lobbied for confidentiality and legal immunity for healthcare peer review processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • We've been looking at ourselves through that lens for a long time," says Kenneth Sands, M.D., senior vice president of health care quality for the medical center. (hhnmag.com)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess was a finalist for the Quest for Quality Prize in 2009, when, unsurprisingly, executives for the medical center at the time pointed to transparency and employee engagement as two areas of emphasis. (hhnmag.com)
  • CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal," said Nizar Kifaieh, MD, FACEP, President and Chief Medical Officer of CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital. (prweb.com)
  • We are pleased to recognize CarePoint Health - Christ Hospital for their commitment and dedication to stroke care," said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. (prweb.com)
  • Founded in 1971 as the Mississippi Foundation For Medical Care (MFMC), the Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH) is an independent, Mississippi, not-for-profit corporation. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary goal was to improve the quality of medical care in the state and produce long lasting and tangible results. (wikipedia.org)
  • Programs such as the Experimental Medical Care Review Organization (EMCRO) and the Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) preceded the Peer Review Organization (PRO) designation which came on July 1, 1984. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the spring of 1998 the leadership of Mississippi Foundation For Medical Care voted to change the name to Information & Quality Healthcare in order to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Board of Trustees Begins Organizing Mississippi Foundation for Medical Care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Mississippi Foundation for Medical Care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mississippi State Medical Association Official Website Kelly, Carole New Name and Look for Mississippi PRO: I.Q.H. Information and Quality Healthcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • and (iii) if you are a healthcare provider, you may use the Concussion Program Materials for your personal, professional development to enhance your medical knowledge in the field of concussions. (choa.org)
  • Look to Shots for the latest on research and medical treatments, as well as the business side of health. (npr.org)
  • IBM Watson Health interviewed Jonathan F. Aquino, Corporate Chief Quality and Vice Compliance Officer at AHMC Healthcare and Interim Chief Executive Officer at AHMC San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. (ibm.com)
  • The need for maximum gains with minimal input requires tailored health care strategies and an ever more explicit evaluation of health benefits for the patient, leading to a different role of the University Medical Centres. (lumc.nl)
  • The medical research profile Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care (IHQC) aims at providing a scientific basis for these changes. (lumc.nl)
  • And a third of adults did not get medical care, did not fill a prescription, or skipped a needed test or treatment because of cost. (latimes.com)
  • To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program on physical security at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, to direct the Secretary to make certain improvements relating to inspections of Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities and improving care for women, and for other purposes. (govtrack.us)
  • There are exceptions: health information technology gets mostly positive views and medical homes receive mixed opinions with a positive tilt. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • I don't know much about medical care, but I do remember that in Lynn Payer's Medicine and Culture the most amusing factoid was that German doctors put people whose blood pressure was too low on medication to raise it. (thehealthcareblog.com)
  • The existing Mediclaim and Health Plus Medical expenses policies have been discontinued and Mediclaim Policy (2007) is introduced. (medindia.net)
  • While this is a step in the right direction, people will still require some form of Medical care during their lives. (blogarama.com)
  • With medical care comes the high costs of Hospital expenses which many people are unable to afford. (blogarama.com)
  • Quality of care and the related problem of medical error, deserve more attention worldwide, particularly as they relate to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which is to bring about universal health coverage (UHC). (nationalacademies.org)
  • This extraordinary collaboration lays the groundwork to create unified messaging driven by top thought leaders from across the health spectrum," said Wender, alumni professor and chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University/Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. (healthcareitnews.com)
  • The belief that access is critical to care is broadly consistent globally (41 percent) while online access to medical information is more prevalent in most other countries, rising to nearly a third in the US and Singapore (30 percent each) with a global average of 19 percent. (accenture.com)
  • Quality issues strike the classical conflict in a democratic health-care deliverysystem of different interests among the politicians, the medical profession andpublic officials. (diva-portal.org)
  • Quality Healthcare Svc offers around-the-clock medical and non-medical care in the home. (caring.com)
  • WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coordinated medical care approach is critical in all health care delivery settings and is essential to wounded warriors needing transitional care when returning home from the front lines of battle. (militaryconnection.com)
  • it ensures that there is always a trained health care provider knowledgeable about every patient's medical history. (militaryconnection.com)
  • Health care managers utilize critical pathways as a method to reduce variation in care, decrease resource utilization, and improve quality of care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Expenditure of the funds can be made for any purpose that will directly improve quality of care in nursing facilities and may include funding for the establishment and operation of a demonstration project, a grant award, or relocation of residents in crisis situations. (hhs.gov)
  • The fact that many of today's common diseases are caused by poor lifestyle choices, bad eating habits, stress and sleep disorders should make us rethink our health care priorities. (seattlepi.com)
  • The CVE initiative is one of several that HHS has undertaken to help people choose the best care based on nationally recognized measurements of quality and value. (emaxhealth.com)
  • The guide devotes sections to diseases/issues (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Maternal and Child Health, Water-Related Diseases, Food Insecurity), U.S. funding of global health efforts (Obama's Global Health Initiative), relevant policy issues and policymaking. (healthjournalism.org)
  • The US-India Business Council (USIBC) has launched a new initiative, Coalition for Healthy India (CHI), to improve access to healthcare in India. (medindia.net)
  • The first group of statements was prepared in 2001, funded by the departments of health in the UK. (qaa.ac.uk)
  • As part of that, Beth Israel Deaconess received a grant for a federally funded project targeting quality of care in the post-acute care setting. (hhnmag.com)
  • Health experts agree that unmet social needs often lead to an increase in acute health problems. (seattlepi.com)
  • Mortality within 30 days after hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction (AMI or heart attack), is a well-recognised hospital care outcome indicator. (oecd-ilibrary.org)
  • The Aims are a central part of the evaluations for the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. (hhnmag.com)
  • We then created regression models to fit the QWB-SA-derived health utility scores to indicator variables for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and each demographic variable, treatment, and complication. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Our earlier findings provided a wake-up call to improve health care quality for adults," said senior study author Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Ph.D., associate director of RAND Health. (rand.org)
  • In line with those findings, children received 66 percent of recommended care for treatment, but only 38 percent for screening, 47 percent for diagnosis, and 45 percent for follow-up. (rand.org)
  • Findings underscore the need to publicly report information about price AND quality. (publicagenda.org)
  • Life-long learning must be accompanied by active participation in the continual process of improving the quality of health care and of the health of populations we serve. (ucdavis.edu)
  • Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without your express consent. (lww.com)
  • Contact Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. (lww.com)
  • Caring.com is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. (caring.com)
  • Surgical care takes up half of the annual commercial health care expenditures nationwide ii . (facs.org)
  • Although morbidity and mortality were significant when surgical techniques and post-operative care were still in their infancy, progressive refinement of surgical techniques, strategies for heart preservation, and advances in cardiopulmonary bypass and overall perioperative care have made cardiac surgery routine enough for overall coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) mortality to fall to 2% (Ferguson, 2012). (igi-global.com)
  • This Health Policy Snapshot , published online in August 2011, outlines the federal and private programs that are working to improve local efforts at delivering care. (rwjf.org)
  • Read more from RWJF's Health Policy Snapshot series. (rwjf.org)
  • Chair, American College of Surgeons Health Policy and Advocacy Group. (facs.org)
  • Students requesting admission to the program will normally have graduated with a minimum of a second class standing of a B or 70% (GPA 3.0) from an accredited, baccalaureate granting University, with a preferred degree in a healthcare discipline, law, business, engineering, or policy studies. (queensu.ca)
  • We report on news that can make a difference for your health and show how policy shapes our health choices. (npr.org)
  • conducted by Public Agenda's David Schleifer and Carolin Hagelskamp together with Kathryn Phillips of the University of California, San Francisco, was published in the April issue of Health Affairs, a top health policy journal. (publicagenda.org)
  • In recognition of the major role global health issues now play in even the most local stories, the Kaiser Family Foundation has released a 41-page " Reporter's Guide to U.S. Global Health Policy " (PDF). (healthjournalism.org)
  • Although contexts may vary-for example, in whether health policy is made at regional or national level, or in the form and function of healthcare organisations-the lessons have potential relevance to all settings. (bmj.com)
  • With a health insurance policy you and your family can rest assured! (medindia.net)
  • Consumers agree with health policy experts in principle that public reporting requirements for doctors would improve health care quality. (eurekalert.org)
  • David Naylor, former president of the University of Toronto and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, has been appointed chair of the panel, which is composed of individuals with expertise in medicine, public policy and business. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The momentum for UHC, a policy goal now endorsed by the World Bank and the WHO, has driven an interest in expanding access to care, but it is critical that this care should also be safe and effective. (nationalacademies.org)
  • Find Health Affairs and Defense Health Agency policy documents. (health.mil)
  • 3. Timely - Reducing wait times and potentially harmful delays for both those who receive and give care has a huge impact on quality. (himss.org)