Published in Health and Medicine Week, December 6th, 2004
The new module, HealthShare Physician Benchmarking, allows hospitals to compare its physicians, not just internally to each other, but against meaningful benchmarks drawn from relevant public data. Measuring such key factors as quality, length of stay, charges and cost, the module fully takes into account the mix and severity of patients for each particular physician, addressing the valid concern that "my patient's are sicker."
"Increasingly, health plans and employers are using quality measures when developing...
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