A Look at the Cost and Quality of Prison Healthcare

DataLink’s EMR team studied the 2017 Pew Charitable Trust research to better understand the cost and quality of health care in prisons and to see how to best support the population and its conditions. The report examines the factors driving costs by analyzing data for all 50 states’ prison health

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What is Correctional Health?

By RaeAnn Grossman Since Datalink’s press release on our partnership with Armor Correctional Health Services, we have been asked about our role in correctional health and the potential impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that “health, mental health, and substance abuse problems often are more apparent

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Remembering September 11

By RaeAnn Grossman Today is a day for reflection, appreciation, and commitment. We all should take a moment to be grateful to those who serve this country—firefighters, the military, police, doctors, nurses, teachers and those who govern us. Today is a day when we should be thankful and share our

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Analytics in Risk Adjustment

By RaeAnn Grossman Data scientists and health informatics teams are increasingly using predictive analytics to tackle high cost of care challenges such as patient readmission, non-emergent ER and ICU utilization, and high-risk pregnancy.  CMS, HHS, and state Medicaid agencies are progressively leaning on risk adjustment to help predict the cost

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Healthcare Analytics: Self-Service – Smart or Stupid?

By RaeAnn Grossman In 2005 with a group of super-smart people, we built an ASP offering for risk adjustment. DataLink had 42 reports and our clients only used 17 of them.  Our clients asked for business intelligence reporting so they could pull reports themselves. We found they needed refreshed reports

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MSO 101 and Benefits

By RaeAnn Grossman There are so many acronyms in healthcare. It is hard to keep them all straight.  When you think of starting or managing an IPA, ACO, MSO, medical group, or physician practice, there is a lot to do. You need to think about care delivery, legal structure, goals

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Who Should Be at the Intersection of Value-Based Care?

By RaeAnn Grossman   At DataLink, we analyze, communicate, and improve the MSO, ACO, medical group, health plan, and even the patient’s clinical and financial performance by pulling all the elements of network performance, quality, care, and risk adjustment together.  We assist by moving from a simple reporting platform on

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CMS Hospital Reviews Again Do Not Include Stars Ratings

By RaeAnn Grossman On July 16, CMS released the hospital reviews and again it did not include Star ratings. Check out the article here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/rankings-and-ratings/cms-to-share-updates-on-hospital-star-ratings-later-this-summer.html “The AHA appreciates that CMS, as we have urged, is seeking further expert input on its star ratings methodology. We continue to believe that the

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