CTHealthLink Supporting Healthcare Quality Initiatives

CTHealthLink Breaking New Ground in
Supporting Healthcare Quality Initiatives
 

July 25, 2017
 
(North Haven, CT) – CTHealthLink, Connecticut’s first state-wide health information exchange (HIE), uses technology developed by Diameter Health, the Farmington-based health information technology company.

CTHealthLink is pleased to announce that Diameter Health has received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) certification for 21 Electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) for 2017. NCQA certification assures providers and payers that the new technology has undergone rigorous and extensive testing.
 
eCQMs are indicators of the quality of care provided to a patient, including measures that reflect management of chronic diseases, preventive care received, use of appropriate medications and overall cost of care reductions.
 
These indicators are important reporting mechanisms in the era of MIPS and APM, the New Medicare Quality Payment Programs that began this year.

For CTHealthLink participants, eCQMs offer the ability to leverage aggregated data in yet another actionable way, giving CTHealthLink more robust analytics capabilities compared with traditional EHR vendor-based analytics reporting.
 
The CTHealthLink analytics product compiles, aggregates and reports data from all providers participating in the health information exchange, and computes the quality metrics across all of the providers the patient has received care from, delivering a more accurate picture of the patient’s longitudinal medical record. This reporting method enhances providers’ ability to successfully report quality measures given they have information regarding patient care from other locations or from another providers.
 
About Diameter Health: Diameter Health was founded to transform healthcare delivery by dramatically improving the quality of clinical data exchanged among providers. Diameter Health is a technological innovator in enabling the productive use of clinical data leveraging interoperability standards. For more information, visit the website www.diameterhealth.com or email info@diameterhealth.com.
 
About CTHealthLink: CTHealthLink is a physician-led health information network delivered in partnership with the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS) offering a suite of health information technology tools to help health professionals across the state of Connecticut CONNECT. ANALYZE. ENGAGE. and TRANSFORM. the healthcare industry. Visit www.cthealthlink.com to learn more.
 
 
Media Contact:
Kelly Raskauskas
CSMS VP of Communications
203-752-8435