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Wall Street Journal: CareChex Study Identifies Best and Worst States for Safe Hospital Care
CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, which specializes in rating the quality of U.S. hospital care, released a new study that evaluates the relative performance of each state and the District of Columbia across 12 patient safety indicators. The study utilized patient safety measures developed by the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and […] Read more

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

Wall Street Journal: National Business Coalition on Health Initiates Value-Based Purchasing Program with Comparion
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), a non-profit organization of purchaser-led business and health coalitions, announced it will embark on a formal value-based purchasing initiative with hospitals via a relationship with Comparion Medical Analytics, Inc. A first if its kind, the Program for Advancing Value-Based ExpendituresTM (PAVETM) will rely on adjusted cost [...] Read more

Inc. Magazine: Domestic Medical Tourism Relies on CareChex Hospital Quality Ratings
What can be done about soaring health care costs? There’s no single answer, of course. But BridgeHealth Medical seems to be providing at least one piece of the complex puzzle: domestic medical tourism. Launched in 2007, the 20-employee company, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, negotiates discounted rates with hospitals and extends those rates to businesses, […] Read more

Kansas City Business Journal: University of Kansas Hospital Ranks 18th in Nation
The University of Kansas Hospital ranks 18th in the nation in overall medical care when compared with other university hospitals, according to the 2010 CareChex Research Study. The report is compiled by Comparion Medical Analytics, a leading health care information services company. The study evaluated 118 U.S. university hospitals using three federal databases, then used […] Read more

Fierce Healthcare: Quality Hospital Care Doesn’t Ensure Patient Satisfaction
By Dan Bowman November 2, 2010 Despite the common assumption that university-affiliated hospitals offer better care than their non-university counterparts, a new study published this week by medical rankings service CareChex found that just the opposite is true. In terms of overall quality of care, for instance, many notable facilities–including George Washington [...] Read more
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