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Database Links Engagement and Reduced Costs with the Use of Portals
January 24, 2017, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
Kristin M. Jenkins, JD, MBA, FACHE, President, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation and Senior VP, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council. The Foundation houses a voluntary health information exchange in which 98 acute care and post-acute care facilities share claims data. This data is analyzed to measure performance on AHRQ quality metrics, hospital acquired conditions and readmissions for all participating organizations and collectively for the North Texas region as a whole. The information can be accessed directly by data submitters via an analytics platform named MyIQ. Transparency of providers’ performance on all metrics is utilized to identify best practice providers within the region. A collection of committees, publications and educational events are hosted by the Foundation to illuminate how these excellent performers achieve their superior results. This teleconference explains how this initiative was formed, how it is governed and outlines current and planned uses of the information. Kristin’s goal is to provide enough information to participants that community organizations can duplicate this effort in your own communities and have a collective impact on the health of your region.