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Register Now For Oncology Measurement Webinar On April 26

April 2017 NPC will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 26 from 1:00-2:30 PM ET called “Improving Oncology Measurement in Accountable Care.” The webinar will address findings in NPC and Discern’s white paper on the topic released April 4. The webinar will be moderated by Kimberly Westrich, VP, Health Services Research at NPC. Webinar presenters…

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ONC Releases Updated SAFER Guides

April 2017 The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released updated SAFER Guides, providing direction to the field for assessment of EHR safety-related vulnerabilities. Key updates include recommendations to improve communication with patients about abnormal test results and an update to the Contingency Planning Guide. Discern Health aided ONC in…

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Discern And NPC Identify Improvement Strategies For Oncology Measures

April 2017 Quality measures are a key element of value-based payment. Gaps in the measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may ultimately lead to missed opportunities to improve quality and deliver appropriate care for patients. Discern Health and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) published a white paper in April 2017, “Improving Oncology…

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Discern Releases Reports On Serious Illness Care

April 2017 Discern has been hard at work on the topic of serious illness care. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Discern has engaged in several projects supporting the development of community-based, comprehensive care programs designed to address the unique needs of patients with serious illnesses. Working with Pew Charitable Trusts, Discern…

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Sarah Sampsel, MPH, Joins Discern Health As Vice President

March 2017 Discern welcomes Sarah Sampsel as a Vice President and newest member of the staff. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including delivery systems and insurance plans (Co-op, Exchange, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Commercial, and Behavioral Health). She has extensive knowledge of quality measurement, accreditation, compliance, and stakeholder engagement….

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Discern And NPC Oncology Measures Study Identifies Gaps And Improvement Strategies

March 2017 Quality measures are a key element of value-based payment and can help providers and payers identify improvement opportunities, track effectiveness of improvements over time, and set rewards for maintaining high-quality care while lowering costs. Gaps in the quality measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may obscure problems in care…

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Discern expands Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Capabilities For Life Sciences clients

September 2018 Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) has long been important for health care market access outside the U.S., but it is increasingly being utilized in the U.S. as part of the mo...
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Guy D’Andrea Speaks About Innovative Payment Models

September 2018 Click here to view the VIDEO...
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