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Bill Smith: The Motorola Engineer who invented Six Sigma

Life Qi

In this article we are going to look at Bill Smith, another Quality Improvement (QI) hero – and sometimes known as the ‘father of Six Sigma’.

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The Benefits Of Strong QAPI Programs In Home Health Care

Home Health Care

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs have been ubiquitous in the home health space for the past few years, but in light of the nationwide expansion of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP), the process may begin to hold more weight than ever.

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Minnesota Nurse Aide Training Program Call – May 16, 2022 

Briggs Healthcare

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Join the Nurse Aide Training Program call May 16 at 11 a.m.

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With QAPIs, Home Health Providers Should Opt For Tailored Approaches

Home Health Care

Curating a specific plan based on a home health provider’s needs, deficiencies and vulnerabilities is key to having successful Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. Quality assurance usually refers to documentation review.

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Enzee Health Nabs $1.5M for Cloud-Based Compliance Management Platform

HIT Consultant

Innovating Electronic Systems to Quantify Quality in Healthcare. Enzee Health enables better quality healthcare through data. Enzee’s cloud-based platform helps measure compliance and quality across multiple modalities giving hospitals the power to provide better patient care.

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AMA recommends that physicians should learn about health economics

Healthcare ECONOMIST

Specifically, the AMA calls on medical schools and residency programs to incorporate content on the organization of health care delivery, modes of practice, practice settings, cost effective use of diagnostic and treatment services, practice management, risk management, and quality assurance. Should physicians learn about health economics? The American Medical Association (AMA) thinks so. In a statement from 2019 , the organization stated.

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Healthcare Success Launches New Website: Here's What You Can Learn?

Healthcare Success

They're also responsible for regular status updates, milestone/gatekeeping, scope creep, eliminating bottlenecks, and quality assurance (among several other things). It was attracting lots of high-quality leads and generating significant revenue.

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Caption Health Receives CE Mark for AI Ultrasound Tech

HIT Consultant

Our strong clinical foundation facilitated a seamless pathway towards certification through the EU MDR clinical evaluation requirements,” commented Tahir Rizvi, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Caption Health.

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The Pandemic Treaty and Intellectual Property Sharing: Making Vaccine Knowledge a Public Good 

Bill Of Health

C-TAP was set up to offer a platform for developers of COVID-19 therapeutics, diagnostics, vaccines, and other health products to share their IP, knowledge, and data with quality-assured manufacturers through public health-driven voluntary, non-exclusive, and transparent licenses.

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Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR) – Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm ET

Briggs Healthcare

Understanding the content of each report is essential to an HHA accurately and efficiently monitoring data to interpret their total performance score and potential payment adjustments, and inform quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) initiatives. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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Florence Health Adopts Innovaccer Health Cloud to Scale R&D

HIT Consultant

– Smarter triage and medical quality assurance, including the surfacing of quality insights, coding items, and care coordination worklist protocols that ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

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Value-Based Purchasing: Is Your Agency Ready?

Home Health Care

We define what to do from a quality perspective, and the things to pay attention to.”. Quality Measures and Reporting. Making sense of data both at scale and on the patient level is critical for agencies to grow and to ensure quality at all levels of the organization.

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Expanded HHVBP Model: Registration Now Available – Live Encore – Navigating Performance Feedback Reports: Interim Performance Report (IPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR)

Briggs Healthcare

Understanding important details for each report type and navigating the reports are essential skills for an HHA to accurately and efficiently track, trend, and identify report information to interpret their Total Performance Score and potential payment adjustments, and inform Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) initiatives. Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare.

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Data Integrity, Security, and Confidentiality: The Building Blocks of Healthcare Data Management

HIT Consultant

Here are some qualities to be looking for when evaluating a vendor to manage healthcare unstructured data: . Quality assurance – Independent quality assurance (IQA) is a feature that can save healthcare organizations money, time, and energy.

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Clarius Marketplace Launches for AI Ultrasound Innovators

HIT Consultant

Its intuitive AI-driven guidance provides visual cues on how to correctly move the ultrasound scanner on the patient’s chest to obtain diagnostic-quality images.

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CertifyOS Secures $14.5M for Frictionless Provider Intelligence

HIT Consultant

in Series A funding led by General Catalyst and has received Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality.

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Inovalon Launches Race & Ethnicity Data Enrichment Offering for Health Plans

HIT Consultant

These challenges can affect the completeness of population data and hinder efforts to incorporate race and ethnicity data into holistic member-centric care and intervention planning, which can also significantly impact a health plan’s overall quality ratings.

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How to Use a Healthcare Support Staff QA Checklist to Identify Opportunity and Celebrate Success in Your Practice

Medical GPS

You can use our Quality Assurance Observation Checklist and the guidance in the video below to quantitatively and easily observe the front-line support staff at your medical practice to identify opportunities and celebrate exemplary customer service and patient care.

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Systematic Process to Determine Clinical Harm From Delayed Communication Between Primary and Secondary Healthcare

Patient Safety

A “clinical harm review panel” convened regularly to monitor the quality of this process and thereby provide quality assurance. Governance of the process of review was assured by this panel being overseen by a regularly convened regionwide group.

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Reducing Bias in Algorithms: Spotlight on Pennsylvania

NASHP

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a Request for Information to inform an AHRQ Evidence-Based Practice Center Program (EPC) evidence review and may inform other activities commissioned by or in collaboration with AHRQ.

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See Me, Hear Me: Next Generation Person-Centered Care

NASHP

Person- and family-centered care occurs when the person receiving care and their family actively participate in and have control over their health decisions, and their needs and desires are prioritized to ensure high quality, coordinated, and comfortable care.

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eClinicalWorks Invests $100M in Microsoft Azure

HIT Consultant

We decided we wanted to reduce the overall management of our hardware and monitoring of our services by moving to the public cloud,” says Bharat Satyanarayan, Vice President of Technology and Quality Assurance at eClinicalWorks.

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Measuring What Matters: Opportunities for States

NASHP

The meaningful engagement of people in their own care is a salient feature of quality health care. National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), in partnership with the SCAN Foundation and The John A.

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Tips for Improving Customer Service in a Healthcare Call Center

Sequence Health

4) Quality Assessment and Training. This can be done through regular quality assurance checks and by offering training on various customer service topics. Our team of experts provides compassionate and high-quality customer service.

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How Tech Can Improve Health Plan Performance & Star Ratings

HIT Consultant

The Star Rating system, which measures the quality of care and member satisfaction in privately managed Medicare plans, helps consumers compare the benefits and costs of different plans. Paula LeClair, US General Manager of Healthy.io.

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Breaking News: CMS Posts Updated Appendix PP and Survey Guidance

Briggs Healthcare

Today’s updates to guidance are just one piece of CMS’s ongoing effort to implement President Joe Biden’s vision to protect seniors by improving the safety and quality of our nation’s nursing homes, as outlined in a fact sheet released prior to his first State of the Union Address in March 2022.”.

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FDA Issued Enforcement Discretion Measures for Infant Formula

Triage Health Law

The submission package requires details including a description of the formula, quantitative formulation, compliance assurances, and quality assurance data, among other requirements.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Expanded Access but Were Afraid to Ask, Part 3

Bill of Health

a quality assurance plan for data collection. By Alison Bateman-House, Hayley M. Belli, and Sage Gustafson. This series is adapted from a webinar hosted by PRIM&R on August 5, 2021: IRB Review of Expanded Access Protocols t hat Collect Real World Data: Considerations and Guidance.

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Remote Patient Monitoring

Best Medical Billing Company | Physicians Revenue Group, Inc.

Remote patient monitoring is a program aiming at the provision of quality healthcare to patients outside the clinical settings. For better management and quality assurance, we review the monthly performance and care plans. Patients with both acute and chronic conditions enjoy easy access to quality healthcare at home providers receive real-time data to get the latest health conditions which help them formulate a workable care plan for the patients.

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AI-Powered Pop Health and SDOH – The Good, The Bad and The Best Practices

HIT Consultant

Code is written by humans who have unconscious biases, and those biases can creep into the algorithms of AI when Quality Assurance functions are not properly sensitized to detect them. David J. Sand, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of ZeOmega .

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In-Home Care Provider PathWell Looking to Double Census, Revenue in 2022

Home Health Care

Additionally, another key aspect to PathWell’s early success is its clinical quality assurance (QA) process, whose back-end team is based in India. By most measures, 2021 was a resounding success for home health company PathWell. Now, CEO Raman Brar has even bigger plans for 2022. “I

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Provider-Vendor Hybrid PathWell Acquires Caring Angels Home Health

Home Health Care

It’s a scramble right now to acquire as many quality businesses that are available. But we’re still very selective in terms of what we buy, in terms of the quality of businesses, the patient census and the location.”.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update to COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Specific Providers

Briggs Healthcare

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) – 42 CFR §483.75(b)–(d) Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare. Just a few minutes this morning (April 7, 2022), CMS issued QSO-22-15-NH & NLTC & LSC.

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What an eventual end to the PHE would mean for telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"In practice, the DEA’s failure to address this issue means that a vast majority of healthcare providers that use telehealth to prescribe controlled substances to and otherwise treat their patients have been deterred in getting them the quality care they need.

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Seven Steps for Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Benefit Within Medicaid

NASHP

People with complex or life-threatening conditions often need extra support to manage symptoms and make critical decisions about their care and quality of life. Additional measures can help states track the quality of care being delivered, and its impact on members receiving the service.

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The National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality

Briggs Healthcare

The 1986 Institute of Medicine report Improving the Quality of Care in Nursing Homes identified a range of challenges to the quality of care in nursing homes. High-quality research is needed to advance the quality of care in nursing homes.

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Racial Bias in Algorithms: How One State is Leading the Charge

NASHP

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a Request for Information to inform an AHRQ Evidence-Based Practice Center Program (EPC) evidence review and may inform other activities commissioned by or in collaboration with AHRQ.

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An Airline, A Hospital and A Disinfectant Brand Walk Into A(n Airport) Bar–the New Health/Care Collaboration in the Age of COVID

Health Populi

Clorox products will be used in the cleaning and hygiene process for the planes, and Cleveland Clinic is advising on technology, training, and quality assurance. You’ve heard the one about three characters walking into a bar.

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Fresenius Health Partners, InterWell Health, and Cricket Health Announce $2.4B Merger

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Cricket Health is announcing today that it will merge with Fresenius Health Partners (the value-based care arm of Fresenius), and InterWell Health, to form the nation’s premier, value-based kidney care provider with a totally new model of addressing kidney disease.

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Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model: HHVBP Newsletter – June 2022

Briggs Healthcare

The primary goals of this evaluation are to understand how the shift in financial incentives under the original HHVBP Model may influence HHA behavior and, in turn, the following aspects of home health care (as cited in the Findings-At-A-Glance Report ): Quality and utilization; Medicare spending; Patient experience with care and functional status; and Equity and access. 2022 CMS Quality Conference: Advancing Health Equity.

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VOICES: Maxwell Healthcare’s Jennifer Maxwell on How to Prepare for 2023??

Home Health Care

Automation today also has built-in quality assurance (QA) processes as well. Maxwell: They’re going to have those continued redundancies, poor quality, staff burnout, and retention issues. This article is sponsored by Maxwell Healthcare Associates.

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Personalized Screening is Key to Breast Imaging AI Market Reaching $205M by 2025

HIT Consultant

These solutions support radiologists when reading scans as well as being a quality-assurance tool in single-reader workflows. Sanjay M. Parekh Ph.D. , Sr Market Analyst at Signify Research Ltd.

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8 Home Care Leaders Break Down What Service Lines They Plan to Further Invest In

Home Health Care

We’re investing in programs, like HealthyMATCH , created to proactively identify condition changes and social determinants of health needs through data analytics with the goal to deter adverse incidents — ultimately improving cost, quality outcomes and client satisfaction.