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.

Nicole Betor

Global Malnutrition Composite Score Included in IPPS Proposed Rule

The proposed inclusion of the Global Malnutrition Composite Score in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program will enable hospitals and their patients to benefit from identifying and addressing malnutrition. The measure’s use facilitates high-quality and comprehensive nutrition care that begins in the inpatient setting and continues across transitions of care.

Miron Dilmanian

Cancer Moonshot Highlights Opportunities to Improve Cancer Care

On February 2, 2022, President Biden announced a revitalization of the Obama-era Cancer Moonshot Initiative, including updated goals to reduce cancer deaths by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of cancer survivorship for patients and their families.

Brigit Kyei-Baffour

Survey Shows Potential, Challenges, and Solutions for Broad PDT Access

A recent Pear Therapeutics–Avalere survey of 30 payers and 10 employer self-insured groups identified numerous insights to direct future efforts for broader adoption and coverage of prescription digital therapeutics (PDTs).

Shelby Harrington

Prescription Digital Therapeutics Bring New Treatments to Healthcare

Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs) are a growing and unique treatment modality that can provide expanded options for treatment to patients. As the landscape for these treatments develop across multiple therapeutic areas, challenges related to coverage, reimbursement, and access will need to be solved to advance broader adoption and utilization across key stakeholders.

Podcast: Navigating Distribution and Third-Party Logistics, Part I

In this segment, our experts welcome leaders from Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Coherus BioSciences to discuss the selection process and key learnings and considerations for working with a third-party logistics (3PL) company.

Daniel Day

Addressing the Diagnostic Journey for Rare Disease Patients

Avalere’s white paper draws on recommendations from a multi-stakeholder workshop to look at roadblocks and solutions for scaling sustainable solutions to address the diagnosis of rare disease.

Podcast: Huntington’s Disease: Challenges and Treatment

Tune into another episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on disease education. In this segment, our experts from the Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss Huntington’s Disease, its impact on caregivers, the complexities of genetic testing, and potential treatment options for this rare disorder.

Video: Huntington’s Disease: Challenges and Treatment

Tune into another episode in the Avalere Health Essential Voice podcast series focused on disease education. In this segment, our experts from the Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss Huntington’s Disease, its impact on caregivers, the complexities of genetic testing, and potential treatment options for this rare disorder.

Advancing Diabetes Care in the Era of CGM: Dialogue Proceedings

As one of the most common chronic conditions in the US—affecting approximately 10.5% of the US population and growing—diabetes (and the optimal management of this condition) remain a persistent healthcare challenge.1

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.

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.

Taylor Schwartz

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.

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.

Laura Housman

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.

Amanda Napoles

Just Launched: Implementation Guide for the First Hypoglycemia Measures

In December 2019, Avalere Health and Endocrine Society launched the first quality measurement set designed to help providers assess how well they identify and care for older adults at greater risk of hypoglycemia – low blood sugar that can be a dangerous complication of diabetes.

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