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Why HIEs Will Lead the Way on Healthcare Quality Measurement w/ John D’Amore

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Why HIEs Will Lead the Way on Healthcare Quality Measurement w/ John D’Amore

I've been saying it for years. . That's especially true when it comes to quality measurement. Patients are going to get care in many settings and their data is going…
July 3, 2019

Why HIEs Will Lead the Way on Healthcare Quality Measurement w/ John D’Amore

I’ve been saying it for years. The regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) should be your first stop for interop. That’s especially true when it comes to quality measurement. Patients are going to get care in many settings and their data is going to be stored in many EHRs. According to today’s guest, a sick Medicare patient may see 6-7 doctors in a given year! Proper quality measurement will require every hospital and every practice to proactively connect with one another AND solve the underlying data quality problems.  FACT: It’ll never happen. 

I know what you’re thinking. That’s why we need to have interoperability in healthcare, right!? Well, as Thomas Edison said, “opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Healthcare interoperability has already been solved, but it requires a lot of hard work and we don’t like that. 

The good news is that there are strong HIEs operating across the country and they’re in the business of doing that hard work for you. On today’s episode, we talk with John D’Amore, President and Chief Strategy Officer at Diameter Health, about the role of HIEs in healthcare quality measurement. We discuss:

 

Check out Episode 23: Quality Measures: Past, Present and Future w/ John D’Amore for a more general discussion on healthcare quality measurement history and trends.

For full show notes and links, visit: https://TheHCBiz.com

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