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Top 10 EHR Vendors of 2019

May 23, 2019 BY Tory Waldron

Top 10 EHR Vendors of 2019

An electronic health record (EHR) system is an electronically stored file of a patient's medical records. EHRs may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. There are two varieties of EHR systems: inpatient and outpatient (ambulatory). Inpatient EHR is designed for use on patients staying at a facility for at least one night and is therefore primarily used by hospitals. Ambulatory EHR is designed for outpatient facilities and small physician practices, where patient visits do not include an overnight stay.

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10 States with the Most Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) prevalence is one of the clinical quality measures tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) with the goal of improving care quality and patient outcomes. In 2016, more than 3,000 patient deaths resulted from HACs, resulting in $2 billion of excess medical spending. In addition to increased care costs, HACs are linked to longer patient stay lengths and higher mortality risks.

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Infographic: Patient Retention & Physician Market Share

Preserving and growing your patient base in 2019 takes a proactive approach to patient satisfaction and attentiveness to emerging trends.  As patients continue to seek more convenient and efficient care solutions, provider networks need to evolve to meet these demands. 

 

Mergers and partnerships are one way providers have addressed these growing demands.  Anther key component is minimizing costly miscommunications by focusing on technology interoperability.  This not only streamlines and simplifies care giving for providers, but it also empowers patients with knowledge about their own health so they can make smart decisions.  

 

Developing relationships with popular physicians through direct affiliations or partnerships is another way networks can grow their patient base.  These physicians want to refer their patients somewhere they are confident will deliver exceptional care.  Strong HCAHPS and a reputation for high quality will put your organization in a strong position to receive these referrals.

 

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25 Hospitals with the Best and Worst HCAHPS Scores

HCAHPS (the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a patient satisfaction survey required by CMS (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for all hospitals in the United States. It is administered to a random sample of adult patients across medical conditions between 48 hours and 6 weeks after discharge.

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Infographic: Provider Benchmarking

May 15, 2019 BY Valeria Alvez

Infographic: Provider Benchmarking

Do you want to improve clinical and quality performance?  Are you looking to understand your place in the provider market? How about developing better organizational strategies?

We've gathered key insights you should know when implementing provider benchmarks for financial, clinical, and quality enhancement. Before you can maximize your potential, you have to know your current standing within the market. Equipping your team with performance data is the most effective way to hold your providers accountable and performing to the best of their abilities.

Below we've highlighted some vital intelligence from Definitive Healthcare's platform on hospitals, IDNs, and other care facilities to help you capitalize on current market trends.

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