Leveraging Data Can Help Accelerate Change

Waiting for CMS to report and rate a Center based on its MDS submissions eliminates the opportunity to make point-of-care changes.

Imagine a world where an electronic health record (EHR) could tell a provider, in real time, that a patient is struggling. Or a system that would alert the administrator if something was happening that might jeopardize the center’s Five-Star Quality Rating. What if he or she knew the facility’s readmission rates and those of its competition?

What would this mean to patient care? Census? Reimbursement?

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