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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

CBS News: CareChex Study Assesses Quality of University Hospital Care in the U.S.
With notable exception of cancer care, university hospitals no more likely to provide best quality of care than non-university medical centers CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, specializing in rating the quality of hospital and physician care, today released a new study, An Assessment of the Quality of University Hospital Care in the U.S., […] Read more

Triangle Business Journal: Triangle Hospitals Struggle in Quality Study
UNC Hospitals is just one of several Triangle hospitals that ranked below average in the CareChex study. The Triangle is known nationally for its high-quality hospitals and medical centers. But that distinction may be undeserved, according to a new ranking by CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, which evaluates medical quality. None of the […] Read more

Becker’s Hospital Review: 4 Trends Affecting the Future of Medical Travel
Driven by the need for high quality and low cost care, health plans are considering an alternative to overseas medical tourism or local treatment: sending members to high-volume, high-quality medical centers in another state or region. Known as “medical travel,” this trend means discounts for insurance providers and higher case volume for proven “centers of [...] Read more

News 4 Jax: Jax Scores High In Hospital Rankings
WJXT-Channel 4 (Jacksonville, Florida) Tuesday, September 28, 2010 A new study on the quality of the nation’s hospitals gave high marks to the state of Florida and high marks to Jacksonville’s hospitals in several specialty categories. However, the study gave Florida’s hospitals low marks for patient satisfaction. Hospital rating company CareChex compiled the [...] Read more

Jacksonville Business Journal: Jacksonville Hospitals Among the Best
Florida hospitals have among the best quality of care in the nation, but score poorly in patient satisfaction, according to a study conducted by hospital rating service CareChex. The finding could mean that other factors besides care have patients riled. Or, perhaps Florida patients just don’t know how good they have it compared to other […] Read more