The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new quality measures to Physician Compare for group practices and accountable care organizations (ACOs) and, for the first time, individual healthcare professionals.

There’s been increasing focus on the quality of care and HIMSS has taken the initiative to help providers by launching an international quality measurement for the value of health IT.

HIMSS has launched the HIMSS Value Score, an international quality measurement for the value of health IT.  

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has introduced a national database for hospital readmissions. 

BOSTON—Analysis of outside information helped a hospital determine what was causing changes in its patient census. 

BOSTON--“Payer contracts are not aligned with evidence-based recommendations, said Adrian Zai, MD, PhD, MPH, clinical director of population informatics at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

BOSTON—Analytics is not a strategy, said Nicholas Marko, MD, Geisinger Health System’s chief data officer, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

BOSTON—Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska set out to use its analytics tools to identify those patients who consistently drove high costs but didn’t show up on any other analytics efforts. Susan Beaton, senior director nurse care management and clinical policy, shared the organization’s experience during a session at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

HIMSS held its Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum recently, and the presentations showed an impressive range of work at organizations across the country to better inform care to achieve the triple aim.

BOSTON--One New York organization transformed from a business intelligence factory to a sophisticated provider of data analytics.

BOSTON—Pediatric medicine has about half the science of the adult world, said Charles Macias, director of the Evidence Based Outcomes Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, speaking at the Big Data & Healthcare Analytics Forum.

Analytics, data security concerns, retailization and patient empowerment are just some of the issues having a big impact on healthcare. These changes require changes in the way providers find and hire the right people to manage.