If you want to implement value-based care, you need to define what a ‘good’ outcome is. A good outcome may be different for different individuals. For instance, if you look at mortality rates for a given disease, it makes sense that individuals age 80 and… Read More »Should you risk adjust for social factors?
Quality of care is difficult to measure. Even if you had a perfect measure of quality in terms of health outcomes, risk adjustment is imperfect. For instance, academic medical centers are often assumed to have high quality, but actual outcomes observed in the data may… Read More »Measuring Hospital Quality
There are a few sub-questions we need to break down to answer before answering this one larger question. These sub-questions include: Is nursing staff turnover at nursing homes a big problem? Is nursing staff turnover correlated with quality of care? Does using nursing staff turnover… Read More »Is nursing home staff turnover a good quality metric?
Health IT company Apervita will leverage Diameter Health’s capabilities — which include cleaning and enriching clinical data — to enhance data quality for stakeholders looking to create value-based care contracts.
This weekend, my fire alarms kept going off. I called the local fire department who came out and they checked everything out. They arrived quickly, were extremely friendly and explained everything clearly. The did some tests and said all was well. If I were asked… Read More »The limitations of provider quality ratings
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The Oncology Care Model is slated to end soon. Specifically, the last set of six-month episodes would initiate no later than December 31, 2020 and thus all episodes will be completed in June 30, 2021. Nevertheless, CMS is proposing a successor to the Oncology Care… Read More »The Oncology Care Model is dead. Long Live the Oncology Care First Model.
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The European data strategy aims to construct common data spaces for all, create a single EU market for data, and catalyze a dynamic data economy. In a previous post, we briefly described the essence of the envisioned heath data space and pointed at opportunities and… Read More »The Dawn of a European Health Data Space – Challenges