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Santa Rosa Team Blog - CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) Measure Logic

Santa Rosa Team Blog - CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) Measure Logic | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
Q&As about HRRP
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MHealth apps access hidden mobile data to improve patient care

MHealth apps access hidden mobile data to improve patient care | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
When mHealth apps access more than just patient-entered data in a mobile device, the mix could provide deeper, more powerful clinical data analytics.Mobile apps such as Daily Carb, Glucose Buddy, SkinKeeper, Pregnancy Tracker and Fitbit have been popular in the consumer market. These apps are making a difference in patient health, empowering the self-tracking of important health-specific, dietary and fitness data.Healthcare professionals also are seeing the potential that mHealth apps have in helping patients improve outcomes. Currently apps are designed to specifically capture a limited number of data elements. Patients enter the data points manually, or they are captured through a sensory device such as a glucose level reader. But how far can data mining, social media and patient engagement push the clinical relationship?
An emerging generation of mHealth apps is using more than just patient-entered data to monitor health. For example, Ginger.io collects and analyzes hidden data such as messaging logs onboard a mobile device to help better understand patients. The company's website explains that the concept is to mine iOS or Android data to monitor user behavior and identify changes to the user's health -- information that can be pushed to a healthcare provider who might need to step in.There is clearly a significant amount of data analysis and calculation happening in the background of such an app. Enabling these processes requires review of the data to identify any discrepancies. In conjunction with that, the app prompts users with a survey to capture specific data points.Having sensory data and other insights -- such as mood and mental state -- can provide a wealth of information for data scientists.This approach may prove to be a much more comprehensive one.By monitoring active and passive patient data on a daily basis, both patients and providers can discover significant changes in behaviors and create much closer relationships. Furthermore, it's likely that social media sites could end up becoming a valid data source for monitoring an individual's activities and moods.

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Carolinas HealthCare uses analytics to gauge readmission risks |

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Carolinas HealthCare uses analytics to gauge readmission risks | <br/><br/>Modern Healthcare | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
“ Reducing the number of patients who return to the hospital after discharge has long been a focus for executives and clinicians at Carolinas HealthCare System.”
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Medivo expansion hopes to reduce gaps in care and improve access to lab results

Medivo expansion hopes to reduce gaps in care and improve access to lab results | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
Medivo raises $15 million in venture capital financing for lab testing platform to reduce care gaps and improve access between physicians, patients and labs
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Expert warns of flawed price transparency effort - Modern Healthcare

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Survey: U.S. Physicians Believe Health IT Tools will Lead to Better Quality, but Higher Costs

Survey: U.S. Physicians Believe Health IT Tools will Lead to Better Quality, but Higher Costs | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.
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Infographic: What the Health? Roadmap to Obama’s 11-Year Reform Plan « Healthcare Intelligence Network

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5 Questions With Dave Chase, CEO of Avado | HL7 Standards | HL7 Standards

5 Questions With Dave Chase, CEO of Avado | HL7 Standards | HL7 Standards | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
A few weeks before we published Dave Chase's first article for this blog, 5 Survival Strategies for Small to Medium-Sized EHRs, I reached out to him on
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How are Physicians Using Mobile Apps for Professional Purposes? - Jaime Brewster | Kantar Media Healthcare Research

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If ACE Units Are So Great, Why Aren’t They Everywhere?

Hospital units that focus on acute care of the elderly have been improving outcomes and lowering costs most everywhere they’ve been tried over t
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JAMA Network | JAMA | Bariatric Surgery Complications Before vs After Implementation of a National Policy Restricting Coverage to Centers of ExcellenceComplications Following Bariatric Procedures

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Rural Health Care | Quality Improvement | Emergency Care

Rural Health Care | Quality Improvement | Emergency Care | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
Imagine dropping your ED length of stay from three-plus hours to 92 minutes. Imagine doing that while your volume skyrockets. Oh, and doing it in a 25-bed critical access hospital with someone other than a doctor running the ED.
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Hospital staff still afraid to report patient safety concerns - FierceHealthcare

Hospital staff still afraid to report patient safety concerns - FierceHealthcare | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
“ Despite 20 years of quality and safety improvements, some healthcare providers still hold back from reporting events of concern, fearing retaliation and intimidation, according to a new report from the National Association for Healthcare Quality.”
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2014: the year of the empowered patient…and physician? - What’s next

2014: the year of the empowered patient…and physician? - What’s next | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
As the healthcare industry evolves, physicians find themselves with less and less time to spend with patients. As a result, voice-enabled mHealth apps, such as AskMD and Sense.ly, are emerging to empower patients and enable them to take a more active role in their own health and well-being.The latest estimates suggest that new physicians only have about eight minutes to spend with each patient. Today, much of their time is being devoted to “punching below their weight.” In other words, while time focused on patient care wanes, resources and efforts devoted to things like paperwork (albeit digital paperwork) are on the rise as physicians are forced to shoulder growing regulatory demands while also driving toward the creation of a“learning” healthcare system.
Intelligent systems have the ability to not only interact on a human level, but also understand and reason to deliver a desired outcome – such as finding and instantly playing a movie or, from a more clinical perspective, giving physicians easy access to data locked within the electronic health record (EHR).Helping physicians make the most of their time with the patientFor physicians, intelligent systems come in the form of natural, conversational and intuitive technologies that break down IT barriers that sit between the physician and the patient – getting technology to work for doctors, rather than against them. Intelligent systems help doctors address ever-changing technological shifts in order to get them back to the bedside practicing the art of medicine, despite increased demands on their time and resources.Giving patients the tools to more actively engage in proactive careIn addition to streamlining administrative duties and easing the burden of the shift to digital care for physicians, we need patients to become more engaged in order to truly increase the value of care and drive down costs. A critical component to empowering patients is arming them with intelligent systems of their own that allow them to access information on-the-go in order to gain initial insights on symptoms and care treatments so that they can make the most of the eight minutes with their physician.more at http://whatsnext.nuance.com/2014-year-empowered-patientand-physician/

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Patient access to e-notes may become 'standard of care'

Patient access to e-notes may become 'standard of care' | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
“ Allowing patients access to physicians' electronic notes is becoming more popular, and is influencing the content of the notes themselves, according to a new op-ed article in the New England Journal of Medicine.”
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Is 'transparency' preventing sicker patients from getting common procedure?

Is 'transparency' preventing sicker patients from getting common procedure? | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors may avoid treating the sickest heart patients with a common procedure after their hospitals are marked as having high death rates, says a new study that points to a possible unintended consequence of...
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3 Disruptive Technologies That Could Slash Health-Care Costs

The Motley Fool - Let the politicians argue over who should pay for health care. These 3 technologies have the potential to actually cut health-care costs.
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Surgical mortality stats at CAHs on par with bigger hospitals

Surgical mortality stats at CAHs on par with bigger hospitals | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
While recent research showed small, rural hospitals registered worse mortality outcomes than their larger urban and suburban counterparts, they fare no worse than their larger counterparts on mortality following common, low-risk surgical...
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How social media recharged this physician

How social media recharged this physician | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
Social media served to recharge my professional gusto. Patients are more interesting, I deal with the non-stop frustrations with less emotional exhaustion.
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How Are Physicians Using Smartphones for Professional Purposes? - alejandro-alvarez | Kantar Media Healthcare Research

How Are Physicians Using Smartphones for Professional Purposes? - alejandro-alvarez | Kantar Media Healthcare Research | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
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The problem of basing physician pay on quality indicators

The problem of basing physician pay on quality indicators | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
The fact that bonuses will be tied to group, not individual, performance dooms the plan to failure.
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Readers Write: The Shady Side of Value-Based Purchasing | HIStalk

Readers Write: The Shady Side of Value-Based Purchasing | HIStalk | Hospitalists transparency and accountability | Scoop.it
The Shady Side of Value-Based Purchasing By Data Nerd Beginning October 1, 2013, CMS is implementing what it is calling “Value-Based Purchasing.” As a lifelong policy student, I cannot help but admire the mathematical and administrative intellect...
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