Advancing Clinical Quality from Data to Decisions
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This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:
- EHRs (55%) and clinical decision support (47%) are the top two areas of increased quality and safety spending.
- One-fifth of hospital leaders report that EHRs have delivered no improvement in clinical quality.
- The three biggest challenges to improving clinical quality are: integrating clinical data (59%), limited personnel (48%), and limited financial resources (45%).
- While med-surg (56%) and ED (45%) are top areas of quality and safety concern, ambulatory care is an area of growing concern (27%) with population health programs on the way.
- Lowering 30-day readmission rates is by far the top challenge (68%) among “Hospital Compare” clinical quality metrics. One-fifth of healthcare leaders report that EHRs have delivered no improvement in clinical quality.