Roar of the LionNet: How Penn State Telestroke Program Moves the Needle for Acute Stroke Patients

By URAC Staff on Sep 14, 2017 12:55:12 PM

The telestroke program at Penn State Hershey Medical Centers (PSHMC) has dramatically improved care for stroke victims and sets a high bar for other organizations looking to follow suit.

Topics: Telehealth
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Why Accreditation Must Evolve to Determine Accountability and Quality in Healthcare

By Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN on Aug 30, 2017 8:54:48 AM

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Healthcare is no exception. Quality and accountability are two buzzwords that began in the latter half of the 2000s and intensified with the passage of the Accountable Care Act in 2010.

Topics: Measures Quality
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URAC and Telemedicine Magazine Host the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018

By URAC Staff on Aug 30, 2017 8:01:00 AM

Hundreds of healthcare leaders will gather at the Renaissance Washington, DC to get insights from more than 27 speakers at the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018: ROI of Telehealth, March 27 – 29, 2018.

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URAC Invites Public Comments for New Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation Program

By URAC Staff on Aug 15, 2017 5:14:28 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – August 15, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC today opens for public comment the proposed performance standards for the organization’s new Genetics Precision Medicine Accreditation program.

Topics: Press Release
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How Accreditation Makes a Dental Plan Stand Out

By Carole Crawford, RN, URAC Accreditation Reviewer on Aug 8, 2017 4:00:00 AM

Dental plans seeking to widen their provider network while providing an exceptional member experience can differentiate themselves through accreditation. It provides an objective, external review of the quality, security, safety and fairness of their operations and assures providers and members alike that the plan adheres to industry best practices in all areas. But that’s just the beginning.

Topics: Dental Plans
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URAC’s Industry Insight Report Explores How 5 Healthcare Organizations Navigated the Complexities of Becoming Clinically Integrated Networks

By URAC Staff on Aug 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Discover how five different healthcare organizations navigated the complexities of becoming clinically integrated networks (CINs) to achieve success in the new value-based healthcare economy, in our Industry Insight Report “Clinically Integrated Networks: A Framework for Clinical and Financial Success.

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URAC Invites Public Comments for Performance Measures

By URAC Staff on Jul 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

WASHINGTON, DC – July 18, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens for public comment proposed performance measures for these accreditation programs: Health Plan, Pharmacy Quality Management, and Telehealth.

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Hospital Impact: The Case for Earning Clinical Integration Accreditation

By Casey Osborne on Jul 5, 2017 1:17:06 PM

How do you make your best even better? Regardless of the industry or the organization, answering this question is a driving force behind any leadership team’s efforts to continually fulfill its mission, vision and goals.

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