Game-Changer for Care Delivery: DataLink’s Evoke360 Browser Enhances Provider Connectivity, Interoperability and Financial Performance

Given today’s complex market dynamics, healthcare providers play a critical role in not only enhancing the patient experience, but also improving health plan performance. Barriers, such as physician resistance, can be overcome by building a comprehensive data strategy that improves transparency and helps every stakeholder understand the healthcare organization’s objectives.

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Remembering September 11

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 gratitude with others.

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What is HEDIS® and What Does A HEDIS Calendar Look Like?

The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is a set of managed care performance measures developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).     Here are a few quick facts about HEDIS. HEDIS is… A measurement tool used by health plans to evaluate performance in terms of

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Analytics in Risk Adjustment

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 of care for

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Healthcare Analytics: Self-Service – Smart or Stupid?

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 from their provider

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MSO 101 and Benefits

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 around care and

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

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 measures and metrics creating

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CMS Hospital Reviews Again Do Not Include Stars Ratings

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 agency must improve

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Reviewing HHS’ Quality Fact Sheet

In case you missed it on July 9, HHS shared this quality fact sheet. Secretary Azar confirmed the administration’s focus on: Transparency: President Trump’s Executive Order on transparency directs federal agencies to improve price and quality transparency, including streamlining the numerous measurements the federal government uses to track healthcare quality.

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