21 Sep Boundless Volumes of Healthcare Data, Limitations of Access

We’re located in Illinois, which is not one of the sixteen states highlighted in a very interesting article we came across this week in Modern Healthcare.  There are several states that provide for either a voluntary, or even mandatory, health database accessible by all.  With the increase in value-based and shared savings agreements, benchmarking and mathematical measurement of quality has never been so important, or meant quite as much to practices’ bottom lines.  Additionally, better access to universal data would provide a more comprehensive picture of the cost of care across facilities and providers.  We hope that Illinois, and many other states, will follow suit so that the vast amounts of data being collected can be used to better the overall quality of care, and reduce the cost of care, provided in the U.S. You can read more about it in Modern Healthcare.

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