Healthcare Industry Champions Adoption of Effective Performance Metrics

By URAC Staff on Nov 21, 2017 5:32:49 PM

 

The healthcare community is strongly supportive of performance measures to further improve care quality, but remains wary because they want to be tracked in a “fair and transparent way by measures that provide useful information for consumers and for quality improvement,” Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, and URAC’s vice president of quality, research, & measurement, told attendees of a recent webinar, “The Politics of Performance Measurement.”

Topics: Measures
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Accreditation Boosts Special Pharmacy Quality, Network Outreach

By URAC Staff on Nov 11, 2017 3:57:09 PM

 

Specialty pharmacies can enhance patient care, serve more customers, and expand the provider network if they pursue accreditation with an across the board commitment and a clear understanding of goals, says Heather Bonome, URAC director of pharmacy.

“Think of it as a way to organize and demonstrate your commitment to quality,” she says in a new podcast, “Pharmacy Accreditation: A URAC Perspective”, hosted by Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM, chief operating officer, Heritage Biologics, Inc.

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VA’s Galpin Stresses Importance of Accreditation to Ensure Telehealth Quality

By URAC Staff on Nov 8, 2017 2:47:50 PM

America’s military veterans deserve the very best medical services we can provide – and accreditation should play a key role in ensuring they receive the highest possible standard of healthcare, says Dr. Kevin Galpin, executive director, Telehealth Services Office of Connected Care, Veterans Health Administration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Topics: Telehealth
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CINs Discover Accreditation Benefits Before, During and After the Process

By URAC Staff on Oct 30, 2017 4:16:16 PM

 

The benefits of URAC Clinical Integration accreditation are crystal clear to Ginger Hines, the new senior director of operations at the Seattle Children’s Care Network (SCCN).

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Hurricane Harvey Tests Durability of Community Health Choice

By URAC Staff on Oct 26, 2017 4:49:12 PM

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston in August, pounding the city with powerful wind gusts and several inches of rain, Community Health Choice (CHC) was ready. “I’ve lived through three hurricanes,” says native Houstonian Delwin Beene, director of accreditation at CHC. “This wasn’t our first time at the rodeo.”

Topics: Health plans
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The Promise of Telemedicine and the Missing Quality Debate

By Aaron Turner-Phifer, Vice President, Government Relations and Policy on Oct 23, 2017 4:17:52 PM

It is an old but true adage that government moves slowly. While change may be swift, your local, state, or federal regulator is not.

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New York State Office of Mental Health Expands Access, Preserves Quality Through Telehealth

By URAC Staff on Oct 19, 2017 8:57:23 AM



Washington, DC -- The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has announced that it will accept telehealth accreditation as evidence of regulatory compliance for part of the state’s telepsychiatry requirements.

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St. Vincent’s Health Partners: How URAC’s Clinical Integration Accreditation Program Helps Us Build an Internal Structure that Supports Success

By URAC Staff on Oct 13, 2017 2:03:15 PM

Achieving URAC’s Clinical Integration Accreditation has resulted in many unexpected efficiencies and improvements for St. Vincent’s Health Partners (SVHP). But not just clinically.

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