The New Outcomes of Care Dashboard for Mortality and Readmissions From Health Data Intelligence Sheds Light on Patient Outcomes 30 Days After Discharge From the Hospital

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The new Outcomes of Care Dashboard contains risk-standardized Heart Attack, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia 30-Day Mortality and Readmission measures that comply with standards for publicly reported outcomes models set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

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The Outcomes of Care Dashboard is a critical tool in the hands of clinicians, hospital administrators, clinical nurse managers, and other hospital staff for tracking and monitoring outcomes of their patients’ care 30 days after discharge.

Health Data Intelligence (HDI) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard into its premier CarePlan Dashboard Suite. The Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard is a critical tool in the hands of clinicians, hospital administrators, clinical nurse managers, and other hospital staff for tracking and monitoring outcomes of their patients’ care 30 days after they have been discharged from the hospital.

The Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard contains risk-standardized Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Heart Failure (HF), and Pneumonia (PN) 30-Day Mortality and Readmission measures that comply with standards for publicly reported outcomes models set forth by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). CMS calculates these hospital-specific 30-day mortality and readmission rates using Medicare claims and eligibility information as well as VA administrative information. Using administrative data makes it possible for CMS to calculate mortality and readmission rates without performing medical chart reviews or requiring hospitals to report additional information to CMS.

The Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard consists of three tabs: a 30-Day Mortality tab which contains 30-day mortality metrics for AMI, HF, and PN; a 30-Day Readmissions tab containing readmission metrics for AMI, HF, and PN; and a Readmissions Reduction Program tab, which contains metrics CMS deems as “Excess Readmissions” for AMI, HF, and PN.

Navigation within the Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard occurs via tabs for each category, with graphical views for each time period selected, tooltips that provide rich metadata when a user hovers over any data point, filtering capabilities down to individual hospitals or an entire health system, CMS measure codes to help users uniquely identify each metric, and an About page that provides detailed metric definitions, external links, and other useful information.

Available for benchmarking on the Outcomes of Care – Mortality and Readmissions Dashboard are state averages and the national average for each Outcomes of Care category as well as each hospital’s own internal targets and organizational performance goals. Hospitals, health systems, and media organizations are invited to test drive the new HDI dashboard with a free 7-day preview. To learn more about this new analytic package and to download detailed product data sheets, please visit the Health Data Intelligence corporate website.

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