Tag Archives: data

Health data tools to rapidly detect sepsis in newborns

Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A team of data researchers and physician-scientists tested machine-learning models in a NICU population, drawing only on routinely collected data available in electronic health records (EHRs). “Because early detection and rapid intervention… Read More »

Hospitals have until February 28 to submit eCQM data

Eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals have until the end of the month to submit electronic clinical quality measure data for the Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and Promoting Interoperability Program. By February 28, hospitals participating in the IQR Program for the Calendar Year 2018 reporting period must report via the QualityNet secure portal a minimum… Read More »

How social determinants of health data can provide actionable insights

A large body of research now confirms what health practitioners have long known—social determinants like access to transportation and nutritious food—have a significant impact on patient outcomes. A widely cited study by ICSI has estimated 80 percent of an individual’s health is influenced by social determinants. Consequently, a survey by Change Healthcare found that 80… Read More »