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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.

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.

Michelle Bruno

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.

Advancing Oncology Care Quality in the Era of Immuno-Oncology and Other Evolving Treatments

In June 2016, Avalere in collaboration with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Support Community, Community Oncology Alliance, and Patient Advocate Foundation, and with support from Bristol-Myers Squibb, brought together a variety of healthcare stakeholders in a national Dialogue to discuss challenges and opportunities surrounding the advancement of quality in cancer care.

What Will the Future of Home Health Look Like?

Recently, Avalere partnered with the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation to better understand how home healthcare is currently being used and how it will be used in the future for older Americans and Americans with disabilities.

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