Using Actionable Data To Improve Quality and Reduce Costs
Using Actionable Data To Improve Quality and Reduce Costs Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Lack of adequate, timely information poses a challenge for health care organizations and frontline providers in their quality improvement efforts. Access to useful data on health care utilization and performance can help organizations identify and address problem areas, target resources effectively, and improve care.
The featured Innovations describe three organizations that analyzed and provided specific, actionable data to health plans and providers in support of quality improvement efforts, leading to better care and lower costs.
The featured QualityTools include a guide on how to use predictive modeling tools to identify patients who are good candidates for care management and a Web site that offers resources for health care professionals interested in tracking performance on measures of health care quality.
- Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs
- Statewide Health Information Exchange Provides Daily Alerts About Emergency Department and Inpatient Visits, Helping Health Plans and Accountable Care Organizations Reduce Utilization and Costs
- Hospital Uses Data Analytics and Predictive Modeling To Identify and Allocate Scarce Resources to High-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions