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2016 In The News

CMS Star Ratings Fail to Reflect True Clinical Quality

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By Frank Mazza, M.D. Hospital executives and other stakeholders should be aware that a new research study1 challenges the idea that CMS hospital star ratings based solely on patient experiences can serve as a reliable indicator for clinical quality. This study follows a wake of industry criticism regarding a recent research letter published in JAMA […] Read more

Study throws cold water on link between star ratings and clinical outcomes

http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/healthcare/study-throws-cold-water-link-between-star-ratings-and-clinical-outcomes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ star-ratings system has already been the target of considerable criticism, and a new study finds that the ratings’ emphasis on patient experience doesn’t produce reliable care quality data. Researchers from Quantros, a safety and quality software provider, sent an advance copy of the study to FierceHealthcare. The study […] Read more

Population Health News: Healthcare Quality, Safety Measurement: The Journey Is Slow, but Goals Make Effort Worthwhile

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By Frank Mazza, M.D. The pursuit of defining and measuring both clinical quality and patient safety in healthcare is a laudable goal that features inextricably linked essential elements. Would anyone question perfecting the stopping power of Porsche brakes, the side impact protection of Volvo roll cages or the road handling of Michelin tires in terms […] Read more

Managed Healthcare Executive: Preventing human errors in healthcare

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Human error is a determining factor in 70% to 80% of industrial accidents, as well as in a large percentage of errors and adverse events experienced in healthcare. In fact, it’s a commonly held belief in some healthcare settings that human error represents the root cause of many adverse events. Read more

NPSF Patient Safety Coalition Welcomes Quantros

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BOSTON, MASS., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, has welcomed Quantros as the newest member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition. Quantros specializes in providing software and services to help health care providers capture and analyze clinical data that can be used to […] Read more

BMJ Quality & Safety Awards Quantros-powered Brigham and Women’s Hospital CPOE Study as Top Article in 2015

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MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Quantros, a leading provider of software and services to advance healthcare quality and safety performance, is pleased to announce that BMJ Quality and Safety (BMJ), the world’s leading journal and source of news, opinion, debate and research on patient safety and healthcare quality improvement, has named its top-ranked article of [...] Read more

Healthcare Finance News: With ICD-10 rollout past, healthcare providers brace for quality coding deadline

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While the changeover to ICD-10 has gotten most of the attention, there are even more coding challenges on the horizon as providers prepare for mandatory quality reporting measure set to begin in 2017. As with all of healthcare, coding is now moving toward quality. And what has to this point been optional, next year will […] Read more