Treat Your Healthcare Data Like Controlled Unclassified Information Under CMMC

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While government contractors must adhere to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, the truth is that all healthcare agencies would have better data management by adopting CMMC. It offers the most comprehensive framework for organizing, protecting, and sharing your data, whether it’s what the government would consider classified (requiring security clearance), or controlled unclassified information (CUI) […]

What Is CMMC, and Why Do You Need to Prepare Now for 2.0?

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) has had its timetable updated. If you either currently work with the federal government, or you’re hoping to apply as a contractor, it’s important that you know when CMMC assessments are due, and how much time that gives you to make the necessary improvements. If you don’t work with […]

What Is MIPS, Are You Eligible for It, and How Is It Changing?

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System, otherwise known as MIPS, has come a long way from its 2017 beginnings. It’s since undergone a few changes to address provider concerns and patient health, and this year is certainly no exception. Whether you’re newly eligible for MIPS, or you’ve been participating in it for a while, it’s worth discussing some […]

What Is Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI), and Why Is It Vital to Your Healthcare Data?

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Whether you’ve heard the term or not, Clinical Documentation Improvement has a long history within the healthcare industry. Its purpose is simple: verify that medical records are complete and accurate. Why have an acronym for something that seems so straightforward? Because evidence suggests that healthcare is in need of better data management. Here’s why it’s […]

Employee Spotlight From Travis Air Force Base

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HCRS would like to commend and spotlight two of its employees for receiving exceptional performance reviews by one of our partners. Steve C. and Mark G. were both recently assigned to manage EBR (evidence-based resources) reporting and death certificate processing at Travis Air Force Base.  What are EBRs? They serve as reviews of medical intervention […]

Four Reasons Why You’ll Always Need Clinical Data Abstraction Services

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The more patient data that healthcare organizations collect, the greater their need for clinical data abstraction services. If these aren’t a priority for you now, we strongly encourage you to make them one. Here are a few key reasons why these services are so important. Health Apps and Data Privacy App development continues to be […]

Why Are Mortality Reviews Important, and What Can You Do To Improve Yours?

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Mortality reviews can be a key component for improving patient care, avoiding health complications, and strengthening quality assurance. Yet this system of review is often found lacking, largely due to the fact that it is decentralized and inconsistent across healthcare organizations. Let’s dig deeper into why these reviews are so important, what data they include, […]

How Can Concurrent Reviews Benefit Patient Care and Equity?

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Healthcare systems often find themselves balancing two prerogatives: adopt more strategies for value-based care, but in ways that reduce the associated costs. One method for improving this process is by implementing concurrent reviews, which evaluate the appropriateness of ongoing patient care. Here’s how they can benefit your team, and what to do if managing them […]

Why Is Your Healthcare Data So Important?

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Do you know why your organization’s healthcare data is so important? For starters, it can determine public health policy. It’s also a key component for patient relationships and your own operational change. Here’s a further breakdown on why each of these areas rely on accurate, timely data, and how to improve the analysis of yours.  […]