Core Measures Abstraction
Excellence in patient care is a goal that all hospitals, clinics and health care providers understandably wish to achieve. But how — in today’s health care landscape that’s so risk-averse and heavily regulated — can an organization change for the better?
The answer lies in core measure quality reporting that facilitates a patient-centered approach that health care professionals can see as motivational instead of punitive. And the way to unlock invaluable insights from an organization’s data is to employ the services of a conflict-of-interest-free third party that specializes in data management and the standards that govern that sector.
Health Care Regulatory Measures
The health care industry — probably more than any other sector — is governed
by strict rules and regulations. In fact, some professionals have even labeled the decades-long tug of war between federal and state agencies to oversee almost every aspect of health care the “regulatory maze.”
In addition, bodies like the American Medical Association — or AMA — have created or sponsored other organizations to oversee most aspects of the medical profession, including the accreditation of medical schools, the certification of specialists and the rules governing the administering of licensure exams.
Benefits of Core Measure Abstraction
Of course, patient safety and quality of treatment are two aspects at the center of health care regulatory measures — as they should be. And there’s no doubt that health care in America has evolved into a system that’s renowned for its ability to provide outstanding service to patients, as well as to develop new, effective treatments.
Yet while hospitals all strive to be safe environments, the drive to be compliant with regulations can sometimes overshadow the path to process improvement. In these types of situations, maintaining the status quo often seems safer than instituting change.
That’s why core measure abstraction gleaned from quality reporting by an independent third-party service is such a useful tool for health care organizations that are looking to identify meaningful process improvements and operational changes. By unburdening primary care professionals from dealing with often confusing layers of bureaucracy and time-consuming tasks, the core measure abstraction process can have system-wide positive consequences.
HCRS for Proactive Regulatory Data Management
It takes a skilled regulatory data management company like HCRS — which has more than two decades of successful health information management experience — to offer a service you can count on to be proactive, transparent and encouraging.
At HCRS, our professionalism in data management is matched only by our technical expertise. When you work with us, whether your organization is a private hospital or a Veterans Administration facility, you can improve the quality and value of your patient care.
HCRS — Leading the Industry in Core Measure Quality Reporting
At HCRS, we’re committed to supporting both your operational effectiveness and your financial well-being. With our experience in core measure quality reporting, your organization and your people will be freer than ever to pursue — and achieve — excellence in the delivery of patient care.
To discover what quality management/core measures services from HCRS can do for your organization, contact us today.