HDMS Enables Health Plans to Demonstrate Improved Quality and Outcomes at Centers of Excellence

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New reporting tool analyzes facility-level performance on designated procedures and conditions to demonstrate improved quality.

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HDMS' COE reporting capability allows health plans to easily analyze performance data from approximately 1,900 Centers of Excellence around the country.

HDMS announces the release of its first-to-market Centers of Excellence (COE) reporting tool which demonstrates the effectiveness and improved health outcomes for health plans’ COE programs. The module, which looks at six categories of critical care, is focused on leveraging evidence-based criteria for achieving better health outcomes for members and employers. HDMS, through collaboration with its Health Plan Advisory Board, is offering health plans innovative ways to leverage data at the individual facility-level to clearly articulate the value of such programs to the marketplace.

HDMS’ COE reporting capability allows health plans to easily analyze performance data from approximately 1,900 Centers of Excellence around the country. Reporting focuses on six core areas of specialty care: Bariatric Surgery, Cardiac Care, Complex and Rare Cancers, Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery, and Transplants. HDMS worked closely with focus groups and its Health Plan Advisory Board to ensure future clients could easily implement and utilize the COE tool by leveraging a shared platform.

“When our health plan clients told us that they needed to more effectively communicate the incredible power of their Centers of Excellence to the marketplace, we were eager to work with them to develop a targeted solution,” said Rick Abbott, Vice President of Health Plan Services for HDMS. “We have a long history of supporting local health plans’ participation in national quality programs and we’re excited to further that relationship by working closely with them to improve health outcomes for their members through the Centers of Excellence.”

Each health plan adheres to a set of national evidence-based measures that focus on overall quality of care and outcomes that determine which facilities are chosen as Centers of Excellence. The new COE offering from HDMS focuses on identifying the overall quality of care delivered by these COEs as opposed to their facility counterparts. This new reporting capability will continue to grow and expand to ensure that the COE program’s effectiveness is driven by evidence-based, data-driven insights.

“The guiding principal of our solution is helping our clients deliver better health outcomes for patients and members,” says Abbott. “HDMS is proud to partner with our clients to help their members find and receive better care through Centers of Excellence.”

About HDMS

Health Data & Management Solutions, Inc. (HDMS) is a software development company offering data warehouse, management and analysis tools for the healthcare industry. HDMS’ web-based products and services provide flexible, high value reporting, empowering both employers and health plans to maximize the value of their health care data and support benefit decisions.

For more information about Health Data & Management Solutions, please visit http://www.hdms.com or contact inquiry(at)hdms(dot)com.

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