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How a Leading Diagnostics Company Identifies their Best Targets While Saving Time and Budget

We were thrilled to host our client Christina Cussimanio, Senior Marketing Director and early adopter of Definitive Healthcare, at our headquarters in Framingham, MA where she shared stories and anecdotes from her team’s experience with our product suite.

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Why Hospital Quality Performance is Valuable to You

June 27, 2018 BY Alanna Moriarty

Why Hospital Quality Performance is Valuable to You

Hospitals and health systems track dozens of financial, clinical, and quality performance metrics for internal use and for reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Hospital leaders use this data to improve performance in areas such as patient experience, readmission reduction, decreasing serious complications, and many more. Quality performance is vital to hospital operations, as poor performance can lead to financial penalties from CMS. Care facilities that perform well in these areas are more likely to receive reimbursement or incentive payments from CMS, increasing revenue and further improving care quality. 

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Top 10 Hospital Performance Metrics You Need to Know

There are hundreds of financial and quality metrics that hospitals and other care facilities are expected to track and improve on. As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continue to add and modify quality programs, it can be difficult for hospital leaders to focus on the most vital and easily-improved metrics. 

Naturally, individual facilities will focus on specific metrics depending on their current and ideal performance. While some hospitals prioritize financial performance, others may seek to improve the patient experience. Below we've listed the top 10  essential hospital analytics to track, with examples from the Definitive Healthcare database.

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How Scripps Health Remains Uninhibited by Uncertain Healthcare Market

Scripps Health, a California-based nonprofit health system, announced a $2.6 billion expansion plan in early November. The new construction is slated to begin in 2021 and will be the largest development in the company’s 125-year history. The renovations will primarily target two of the health system’s five hospitals, Mercy Hospital in San Diego and Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, though all five will be updated.

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Top 10 Short-Term Acute Care Hospitals

October 31, 2017 BY Alanna Moriarty

The healthcare industry is being molded by patients seeking affordable, convenient care facilities. This demand has led to innovation in the field of telehealth, and encouraged the growth of retail clinics, outpatient surgery centers, and freestanding imaging centers. Patients no longer rely solely on hospitals to receive preventative care and treatment.

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