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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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Infographic: Provider Network Development

May 15, 2019 BY Valeria Alvez

Infographic: Provider Network Development

Are you looking to develop your provider network and expand your reach in the healthcare market? We've compiled the essential information you should know to target the highest-value partnership and acquisition opportunities.

Using Definitive Healthcare's platform of accurate and proprietary intelligence, you can glean all the insights you need to identify the ideal care facilities and providers to achieve your goals.

Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. hospitals are affiliated with an integrated delivery network (IDN). Leverage financial, clinical, and quality data to find which networks would make the best partners in improving service offerings, maximizing patient engagement, and carrying out other vital initiatives..

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