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 […]

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.  […]

The 2 Types of Data Abstraction You Need

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The continued push for value-based care means that healthcare organizations need to focus on data abstraction. It involves two types: core measures and medical records. Here’s why both of these are necessary, and how HCRS can help. Core Measures Core measures make up national standards of care and treatment. If you want to maintain compliance, […]

A Guide to Patient Data Standardization

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In the world of health care, data standards are the key to increasing interoperability— a term you’ve probably heard before, which refers to the ability of health-related technology to exchange medical data seamlessly across distances and systems. Data standards existed before COVID-19, but the pandemic has only brought to light the pressing need for wider […]

How Contact Tracing Works

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In the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments and health organizations scrambled for ways to protect vulnerable people and slow the spread of the virus. One vital strategy has been contact tracing, which involves warning those who have been in contact with the virus. Once someone learns of their exposure to the virus, they […]

Celebrating World Health Day and Healthy People 2030

World Health Day, an annual celebration of progress internationally, took place on April 7th. It gave us a time to reflect on how we can all work to make the world an even healthier and more equitable world. One of the biggest initiatives this year from the World Health Organization is Healthy People 2030. How […]

Coping With Work and Stress During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been very tough on workers, whether you have been working remotely or going to the office every day. The relationship between work and stress has long endured, but stress rates have climbed over the course of the pandemic. From fear about the disease to workplace stress, it is a recipe for […]

How HCRS Can Provide Support During the Medical Research Process

Medical research is the engine of innovation in healthcare. Research drives new discoveries in the ways pathogens behave, how to treat patients and how to forge a path to better healthcare. By necessity, clinical research is an exacting and exhaustive process. Each step forward needs to be supported by clinical statistics and relevant data. Medical […]

Understanding the Transition from PQRS to MIPS

Since the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) ended in 2016, healthcare providers have been faced with the challenge of transitioning to the new Medicare payment initiative program — the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The MIPS transition brings with it expanded requirements for reporting performance data across a variety of quality and cost metrics. Physicians […]