Healthcare organizations on the leading edge of quality improvement are reinventing their approach to data, focusing less on adding ever more data to an information black hole and instead organizing more resources around producing insight from the data and, most importantly, acting on it to accelerate change. This doesn’t mean they neglect data collection. Rather, they’re smarter in how they collect it by leveraging a trusted smartsourcing partner to handle the more routine task of data collection so they can concentrate their precious and scarce personnel on more advanced roles like analysts and change agents. This whitepaper details how ADN clients calculate and perceive the return on investment of smartsourcing data abstraction to a trusted partner so they can make more intelligent use of their financial and personnel resources.

The American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) is a suite of data registries related to cardiovascular care that helps hospitals, health systems, and practices measure and improve care outcomes. With a decade of experience in specialized registry abstraction and management both as hospital staff and as an Account Lead for ADN’s Core Measures & Registry Data Abstraction Outsourcing Service, ADN’s top NCDR expert, Tammy Holton, shared 5 best practices for effectively managing your facility’s NCDR program.

Reallocating data abstraction staff and outsourcing those positions can shave budget dollars. This Cost-Benefit Analysis tool can help you evaluate how cost-effective it is at your hospital.

American Data Network’s “Smartsourcing Cost-Benefit Analysis Template” can help you determine the true cost of your in-house data abstraction process. In under three minutes, this tool will show you and your leadership team total savings and where they will come from using real data and expert resources.

Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) assessments can help your facility evaluate the accuracy and integrity of your data abstractions. IRR assessments are performed on a sample of abstracted cases to measure the degree of agreement among reviewers.

Many hospitals leading in healthcare quality have begun outsourcing data abstraction of Registries and Core Measures. But why? What are the benefits of outsourcing data abstraction when your facility has historically handled this in-house? In this article we explore just that.

Inter-rater Reliability (IRR) assessments can help your facility evaluate the accuracy and integrity of your data abstractions of Core Measures and Registries.