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Archive for January, 2015

How does HEDIS get data?

It seems like a pretty basic question, but a lot of people don’t think about it—how does HEDIS get data? First let’s back up a step or two. HEDIS stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set. It was created and is administered by the NCQA—the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which accredits healthcare organizations. ... Continue Reading >>

Report: U.S. hospitals are making fewer deadly errors

Posted on January 2, 2015
Good news! A recent study conducted by the Health and Human Services department of the federal government recently found that U.S. hospitals have decreased the amount of deadly mistakes by 17% from 2010-2013 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-hospitals-making-fewer-deadly-errors/. These deadly errors include hospital-acquired infections, drug mistakes, bed sores, and others. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/surgical-complications-and-errors-bring-in-more-money-for-hospitals/ The findings of this study are wonderful for ... Continue Reading >>