Sharing such findings among collaborative members has changed and improved the way individual physicians practice, Kaelber said. Sharing data is important, too.
"Just by reporting quality in a standardized way across many providers and institutions, we are literally a catalyst for improving that quality," he says.
Technology alone isn’t a magic pill for healthcare, clearly. But technology tied to quality standards can help medical professionals and patients alike track care, remain accountable for improvements, and meet society’s goals.