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Quality Improvement

Quality improvement is central to achieving high-value care. Learn how we collaborate with all industry stakeholders to identify and bridge measurement gaps and advance patient care.

Christina Badaracco

Video: Malnutrition and Quality Improvement

Tune into another episode of Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment of our Disease Education series, experts from our Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss the burden of malnutrition on our healthcare system and how an Avalere-led quality improvement initiative has helped systems across the country improve malnutrition identification and treatment.

Christina Badaracco

Podcast: Malnutrition and Quality Improvement

Tune into another episode of Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment of our Disease Education series, experts from our Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss the burden of malnutrition on our healthcare system and how an Avalere-led quality improvement initiative has helped systems across the country improve malnutrition identification and treatment.

Angel Valladares

RWE Strategy Leads to Support for Avalere-Developed Composite Measure

Avalere was pleased to partner with the nutrition community to develop and test the Global Malnutrition Composite Score, which has now received conditional support from the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP)—pending endorsement by the National Quality Forum (NQF)—for inclusion in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program.

Oladeji Faborode

Podcast: Strong Start in Birth Centers: Socio‐Demographic Characteristics, Care Processes, and Outcomes for Mothers and Newborns

Tune into another episode of Avalere’s Journal Club Review podcast series on Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment, our experts discuss the findings, themes, and implications of a recent study that analyzed CMS Strong Start results to determine outcomes for mothers and newborns engaged in care with American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) sites.

Christina Badaracco

Accelerating Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice

On November 3, the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics published an article entitled “Implementation Science in Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice: Considerations for the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,” co-authored by Christina Badaracco.

Podcast: Obstetric Quality Terminology by AAPI Subgroups and Equitable Patient Engagement

Tune into our first episode of Avalere’s Journal Club Review podcast series on Avalere Health Essential Voice. In this segment, Courtney Ramus, Consultant in the Center for Healthcare Transformation and Jasmine Nicole Namata, Associate in the Associate Immersion Program discuss the findings, themes, and relevant application of a contemporary healthcare publication.

Kristi Mitchell

Updated National Malnutrition Blueprint Advances Integrated Solutions

Citing alarming statistics that nearly 1 of every 2 older Americans is at risk of malnutrition and that disease-associated malnutrition in older adults is estimated to cost nearly $53 billion annually, a broad group of advocates has presented a updated roadmap for a continuing national effort to help millions of Americans who suffer from malnutrition or could be at risk as they age. The expected rising incidence of malnutrition amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic makes it even more critical to advance solutions across all points of care.

Avalere Supports Development of the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Avalere served as the document manager for the 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guideline on the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, released on March 17 at the ACC.19 Scientific Session. This guideline includes practical and concise evidence-based guidance for clinicians on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Adopting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Care

To better understand key motivations and barriers to using PROs in clinical care, Avalere conducted a literature review, identified existing PRO-PMs in use by payers through our proprietary quality measures database, and conducted interviews with early adopters of PROs. In this paper, we provide our findings and recommendations for next steps.

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