Search Tag: healthcare databases

Executive Health Management

ACS NSQIP Data 'More Accurate' than Administrative Data

2015 30 Jul

Data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP ® ) are more accurate than administrative data for driving surgical quality improvement in hospitals, according to two new studies presented at the 2015 ACS NSQIP National Conference in Chicago. The first study, conducted by Inova Health System in Virginia,... Read more

IT Management

3M Introduces the 3M Health System Performance Suite

2015 23 Jun

As hospitals and health systems navigate the journey from volume- to value-based health care, 3M Health Information Systems is applying the analytic power of its extensive clinical and claims database to help providers assess the costs, outcomes and effectiveness of care delivery. The new 3M Health System Performance Suite offers advanced analytic... Read more

Executive Health Management

Public Reporting of Clinical Data: Question of Reliability

2015 12 Jun

Public reporting of healthcare and patient safety information has allowed patients to play an increasing role in their own healthcare decisions. With all such information widely available, it is important for patients to know where to look for the most accurate and reliable data. For heart and lung surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) continues... Read more

Executive Health Management

Health Data Quality Questioned

2015 05 May

Most US clinical registries that collect data on patient outcomes are substandard and do not really track in a systematic way how well physicians and hospitals perform. The findings are from a Johns Hopkins study that examined 153 US registries containing health service and disease outcomes data. On average, a registry contained information on more... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Using Big Data To Monitor Drug Safety

2014 16 Dec

According to a new report by researchers at RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) and parent company RTI International, while healthcare databases allow greater access to real world medical data, using this data to evaluate the safety of medical products is complex and requires careful research consideration.   The report has been published in Current... Read more