Tampa, FL —  October 29, 2020DataLink Software (DataLink), a leading solution to enhance interoperability, reduce costs, improve quality scores and ensure risk adjustment accuracy, announces release of “Utilizing Supplemental Data Within Electronic Health Records to Access a 360-Degree Patient View, Identify Care Gaps and Meet HEDIS® Quality Targets,” the latest white paper from its series New Perspectives in Value-Based Care. The paper examines the role of supplemental data to provide additional clinical information about patients for a more comprehensive picture of the care and services delivered, enhance Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set (HEDIS) and quality gap closure, and improve data capture from electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges (HIEs) and other data sources.

“Accurate health data serves as a critical component for driving measurable health improvements, giving health plans and providers an opportunity to optimize high-value care through the use of aligned measures in key quality areas that are essential to value-based programs,” says Josh Hetler, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, DataLink. “The inclusion of supplemental data, such as a retinal eye exam or blood pressure measurement, saves time, money and resources, mitigating the need for chasing individual charts, simplifying data attainment and improving the data available for HEDIS reporting and patient analytics.”

DataLink’s Evoke360 population health solution enables providers to rapidly access, extract and electronically export patient data from a meaningful use-certified EHR to a continuity of care document. This innovative solution enhances provider workflows and clinical decision-making, virtually eliminating human transmission errors from faxing and uploading documentation for supplemental data and closing quality care gaps in near real-time.

“For payers, greater accuracy and a dramatic reduction in data extraction time rapidly closes gaps in care to improve patient outcomes and positively impact HEDIS scores and CMS STAR ratings,” says Hetler. “The inclusion of supplemental data is also critical to measuring care gaps.”

Reliance upon an NCQA-certified vendor, like DataLink, helps to ensure success—and avoid issues with data integrity. DataLink’s Evoke360 gathers data from EHRs, HIEs and other data sources, saving substantial time and stress, and preventing the inclusion of inaccurate patient data.