2013 In the News

Nashville Business Journal: Change Healthcare Engages Comparion to Further Enhance its Healthcare Quality Data Offering

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Consumer engagement and cost transparency leader Change Healthcare announced today a new partner in quality reporting: Comparion. One of the nation’s largest sources of healthcare information, Comparion will provide Change Healthcare clients with access to physician efficiency measures not available from any public information source. “Change Healthcare is the first [...] Read more

Fierce Healthcare: U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings Shouldn’t be the Gold Standard

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U.S. News & World Report’s best hospital list may mislead consumers about the hospitals’ quality of care, according to a Comparion Medical Analytics study that points out what it thinks are flaws in the criteria. Comparion argues that there are flaws in the rankings’ criteria, mainly based on reputation, survival rates and patient safety indicators […] Read more

Becker’s Hospital Review: Do U.S. News’ Hospital Rankings Accurately Reflect Quality?

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U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of academic medical centers for 2012 to 2013 may inaccurately reflect hospitals’ quality of care, according to a Comparion Medical Analytics study. U.S. News evaluates major academic medical centers on 12 specialties based on survival rates and patient safety indicators, and an additional four specialties based on the [...] Read more

Wall Street Journal: U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings may be Misleading, According to Comparion

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BALTIMORE — May 7, 2013 — Comparion Medical Analytics, a company specializing in comparing the cost and quality of medical care, released a new research study today which suggests patients and purchasers may be misled by hospital rankings released in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012-2013 national honor roll of best academic medical centers. The […] Read more

OR Manager: A National Market for Surgery

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Increasingly, the quality data your hospital gathers and generates through claims is being used by employers, insurers, and benefits consultants. And that data is beginning to drive where patients go for specialized surgery—and that could be outside the local market. “There has been the premise that health care will continue to be delivered locally,” says […] Read more
 

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