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Why episode-based analytics help unlock healthcare value

By enabling healthcare organizations to better assess risk at the patient level and develop a more nuanced understanding of care delivery, episode-based analytics are essential to the healthcare industry’s shift from volume to value. Episode-based payments, or bundled payments, have become an increasingly important part of value-based care agreements between payers and providers in recent… Read More »

New computer analytics may solve the hospital readmission puzzle, study suggests

A University of Maryland School of Medicine study suggests that a novel machine learning model developed at the University of Maryland Medical System, called the Baltimore score (or B score), may help hospitals better predict which discharged patients are likely to be readmitted. The research, led by Daniel Morgan, MD, MS, associate professor of epidemiology… Read More »

When EHRs lack interoperability, investing in big data analytics can help smooth the path toward value-based care

ORLANDO – Data can be a wonderful means through which health leaders can improve their business performance and boost care quality for their patient populations, and it’s a must when transitioning to value-based care. But a high volume of data can get confusing, especially if a health system utilizes multiple electronic health records. One possible… Read More »