Needham, MA (PRWEB) April 5, 2006
The Healthcare Management Council, Inc. (http://www.HMC-Benchmarks.com), a non-traditional benchmarking firm that fosters collaboration in hospital performance management announces the HMC Quality Dashboard™. The objective of the HMC Quality Dashboard™ is to rapidly identify areas of clinical improvement opportunity, well before that information becomes public. Using a hospital’s own UB-92 data, HMC applies the patient safety and quality AHRQ designed programming logic to calculate your AHRQ measures. The result is current performance data that can point you in the direction of opportunities for improvement. See your results from last month, not from last year . . . and compare those results to hospital peers.
Most hospital quality data is outdated, sometimes as much as a year old. Opportunities to improve clinical processes based on old data means the opportunity to fix it are gone by the time you find out about it. Processes that could be changed to improve the quality of life for your patients can go unnoticed. These measures are public and they can impact your hospital’s reimbursement. In an age of consumerism, that means, for the first time, clinical outcomes can now impact your hospital’s volume and revenue.
The HMC Quality Dashboard™ is part of a suite of HMC tools to simplify the generation of ideas (Idea Trees™), creation of action plans (HMC Action Plan Developer™), the measurement and communication of results (HMC Trackers™ and the HMC Digital Dashboard™) and the web based collaboration platform HMCwiki™. Both department managers and hospital executives use these tools to monitor action plans that focus on key strategic initiatives. Together they give a hospital a more complete view of current performance improvement efforts, and where performance is headed.
Partners of HMC share acute hospital financial and practice information. Hospitals then use the HMC suite of products to support hospital managers in the project development phase and to move managers to action that will yield measurable results.
HMC President Tom Day says, “Not all hospitals are aware of the impact of public quality measures. Today consumers are comparing one hospital against another. And very soon quality measures will effect hospital reimbursement. The HMC Quality Dashboard gets clinical quality information into the hands of hospital managers ‘friction free’, so managers can set a corrective course immediately before they become public problems. HMC’s new technology platform makes us fast and flexible to respond to the needs of our Partners. The HMC Quality Dashboard is another example of the power of our technology to do just that.”