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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.

Podcast: ACA Provisions Address Quality Reporting Requirements

The ACA is built on a foundation of improving the quality of care for all patients and includes a number of provisions to help consumers make decisions about where to receive their care as well as how to increase the transparency of services through value-based purchasing efforts and private sector programs. Listen in as Nelly Ganesan discusses the trend of using value-based systems in quality reporting programs which will require physicians to focus on outcomes versus processes.

Introducing Avalere’s New Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative to Address Gaps and Barriers to Quality Care in Hospitals

Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of optimal nutrition for healing and recovery, practice variation continues in hospitals for nutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis, and overall treatment and management of malnourished adults ages 65 and older. In response, Avalere launched the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQII) to support the delivery of high-quality care for older adults. The MQII not only aims to support the use of timely best practices for malnutrition care in the hospital setting but may also reduce costs associated with poor patient outcomes.

New Study Finds that Clinical Pathways Are Being Used to Improve Quality and Control Cost but Concerns Remain

A new white paper from Avalere finds wide variation in how organizations develop and use clinical pathways (CPs)-multidisciplinary plans that provide specific guidance on the sequencing of care steps and the timeline of interventions. While CPs have the potential to improve quality and reduce cost, their growing use prompts a range of questions and concerns from patient advocates and healthcare providers. Specifically, Avalere's new work examines the lifecycle of a CP and explores the potential implications of growing use of these tools for payers, providers, and patients.

Nelly Ganesen

Avalere Health Releases Enhanced Recovery White Paper

"On June 10, 2014, the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) in collaboration with Avalere Health hosted a multi-stakeholder forum in Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss potential challenges and opportunities to accelerate the adoption of enhanced recovery protocols (ERPs) in the U.S.

Podcast: Quality Measurement Is the Foundation for Improving Quality Care

The use of quality and performance measures in public reporting, value-based purchasing, and alternative payment models is altering clinical practice by providing incentives to improve quality measures performance and provide high-value care. Debbie Lucas helps many stakeholders seek to understand these measures, assess their business impacts, and use the information to guide decision-making.

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