Caradigm’s New Quality Improvement Application Enables Accountable Care Organizations and Integrated Delivery Networks to Identify and Close Quality GapsHelps healthcare organizations move beyond reporting on quality to proactively improve delivery of care
BELLEVUE, WASH. — Sept. 23, 2014 — Caradigm, a population health company, today introduced Caradigm® Quality Improvement, an application that enables healthcare organizations to make the important shift from retrospective quality reporting to proactive performance improvement, and to use analytics and intelligence to identify gaps in care and take action within clinical workflows at the point of care.
Using advanced data aggregation, healthcare analytics and a robust measure calculation engine, the newest member of Caradigm’s healthcare analytics solutions enables organizations to compute key patient safety and quality measures, benchmark performance at the institution and provider levels, and explore data at the cohort and patient levels to identify and close quality gaps. Healthcare organizations can also use the application to conduct quality improvement campaigns. The highly configurable solution integrates with the workflows of quality managers and clinicians.
Quality Improvement is ideal for Accountable Care Organizations (both Medicare Shared Savings Program and commercial); Integrated Delivery Networks; as well as managed care organizations and provider-payer organizations focused on achieving the goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim and using quality measures as a core component of their improvement initiatives.
Billings Clinic, a community-governed healthcare organization ranked as the best hospital in Montana for 2014-15 by U.S. News & World Report, is implementing Caradigm Quality Improvement as a strategic intelligence tool in support of clinical transformation. “We’re entering an era in which data transformed into meaningful and actionable information is allowing us to understand and improve measurably the delivery of service,” said Dr. Karen Cabell, Associate Chief of Quality and Patient Safety, Billings Clinic. “Caradigm is an important partner in this effort at Billings, and we look forward to driving our initiatives forward with the new Quality Improvement solution.”
“The industry has been reporting on quality for a long time, but it’s no longer enough,” said Michael Simpson, CEO, Caradigm. “Today’s healthcare organizations must take an aggressive stance on improving outcomes. They need solutions that enable them to address both gaps in care and gaps in revenue, to improve quality and performance by driving compliance on measures. Caradigm Quality Improvement delivers on this need.”
Using Caradigm Quality Improvement, healthcare organizations can perform a wide range of analytics and drive actions to deliver improvements in quality, including the following:
Quality Measures Computation:Quality Improvement’s analytics engine supports computation of various quality measures including ACO Quality Measures.
Performance Benchmarking: Institutions can track performance against industry-standard quality measures at both a measure-set level and an individual-measure level, and compare performance relative to industry benchmarks or institution-specific targets per measure.
Quality Gaps Analysis: Explorative analytics enable institutions to perform root cause analysis to identify non-compliance and quality gaps to measure at the facility, provider and patient cohort levels. Users can analyze data based on a number of dimensions and filters such as Location, Payer, Provider, Sub-Measures and Program Enrollment.
Patient-Centric Quality Management: Quality Improvement provides users with a unified longitudinal view of a patient’s information based on data aggregated across an institution’s connected source systems. In addition, users get specialized quality and documents modules within the single patient view to track and manage quality compliance for the patient.
Quality Improvement Programs and Campaigns Tracking: Organizations can create and track programs or campaigns, enroll patients, take actions for a group of patients and track compliance for individual patients.
Integration with Caradigm Care Management: Using Quality Improvement in conjunction with Caradigm Care Management enables care managers to generate and manage care tasks based on quality measures. Care managers and quality managers can easily track and share patient compliance status and progress notes.
Quality Improvement is available immediately.
Caradigm USA LLC is a healthcare analytics and population health company dedicated to helping organizations improve care, reduce costs, and manage risk. Caradigm analytics solutions provide insight into patients, populations, and performance, enabling healthcare organizations to understand their clinical and financial risk and identify the actions needed to address it. Caradigm population health solutions enable teams to deliver the appropriate care to patients through effective coordination and patient engagement, helping to improve outcomes and financial results. The key to Caradigm analytics and population health solutions is a rich set of clinical, operational, and financial data delivered to healthcare professionals within their workflows in near-real time. This data asset serves as the foundation for a growing number of innovative healthcare applications developed by Caradigm and industry partners, providing rapid incremental value to customers.
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