Fusion CQM

Secret Data on Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public

By Charles Ornstein for npr The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to require that private health care accreditors…

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Specialty Societies Say EHR Vendors Are Blocking Their Registry Work

By Darius Tahir for POLITICO Electronic health record companies are obstructing efforts by specialty societies to gather data that are crucial to the Obama administration’s goal of improving health care quality, leaders of the physician groups tell POLITICO. The data are collected in registries, which are organized to track patients and their conditions and procedures…

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CDC: Electronic quality data a boon to public health reporting

By Government Health IT Staff for Government Health IT The use of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM) for reporting data will be “invaluable” for monitoring numerous clinical conditions, according to research published in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidly and Mortality Weekly Report. The report used eCQM data that was submitted by 63,000…

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U.S. News Unveils Its First Hospital Ratings in Common Care

By US News and World Report Washington, D.C. – May 20, 2015 – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, today unveiled the broadest expansion of its analysis of hospital quality since it began ranking medical centers 25 years ago. The new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings cover nearly every hospital in…

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Exploring the Ethics of Value-Based Purchasing

By Philip Nathanson for VBP monitor The ethics of value-based purchasing (VBP) seem straightforward enough, don’t they? A purchaser of healthcare ties compensation to how providers perform on various measurable aspects of the triple aim. Who could have an ethical problem about rewarding providers for better population outcomes, or enhanced patient satisfaction, or more cost-effective…

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Dolbey Announces Fusion CQM for Hospital Core Measures and Care Quality Management

CONCORD, OH – Fusion CQM™ is a complete quality and Core Measures management and reporting system which stands uniquely in the industry by offering concurrent quality review for better patient care. Hospitals track the quality of the care they provide and report these statistics to The Joint Commission for voluntary accreditation and to The Centers…

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