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Archive for March, 2014

Why Is Maine Ranking So High on HEDIS Measures?

Posted on March 28, 2014
Highly personal and data-driven care responsible for surprising health of patients in Maine Like many poor regions in America, Maine—particularly northern Maine—is plagued by obesity and smoking. However, despite the presence of these and other risk factors, northern Maine ranks high on national measures of health whereas most poor communities perform dismally. What’s the difference? ... Continue Reading >>

HEDIS Measures Regarding Antibiotic Overuse Get a Boost

Posted on March 25, 2014
Proposed budget would double spending in the fight against overuse of antibiotics Reducing the overuse of antibiotics has long been identified as priority by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The NCQA created HEDIS measures to guide health care providers in the appropriate use of antibiotics and companies like HEDIS Nurses help measure compliance with ... Continue Reading >>