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The Essential Role of Patient-Centered Registries in an Era of EHRs
This NEJM Catalyst article argues that smartly designed registries such as the Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR) database can overcome the shortcomings of institutional electronic health records (EHRs) and complement EHR data for the purposes of quality and value monitoring and comparative outcomes research.
Why Pediatric Hospitals Will Lead the Shift to Value
interview, Nemours Children's Health System CEO Lawrence Moss explains why health care organizations need to invest in education, nutrition, and other aspects of health when striving to improve health outcomes and decrease long-term hospital costs. He describes strategies to help health care organizations make the vital shift to value-based care.
Value-Based Care Must Strengthen Focus on Chronic Illnesses
As the US population ages, the number of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) patients will increase exponentially, stretching our current hospital systems’ ability to provide care that is both high quality and financial sustainable. This NEJM Catalyst article presents multiple strategies to help move ADRD care delivery models toward being more value based.
Examining the Continuously Evolving Role of the Chief Medical Officer
This NEJM Catalyst article explains why the role of chief medical officer (CMO) must evolve to incorporate the responsibility of value creation for both the payer and provider. As delivery models shift toward value-based care, notes the author, CMOs must employ systems-level thinking and process improvement methodologies to reduce unnecessary clinical variation.3 Innovative Analytics Use Cases
Health care organizations have a long history of using data analytics to increase the value of the care they provide. This
article describes how Partners HealthCare in Boston is innovating their data analytics to improve nursing, clinical decision support, and electronic health record performance.