App Orchard process streamlines access to health record information that significantly increases efficiency and value of Q-Centrix quality solutions for hospitals and health systems.
CHICAGO, September 18, 2018 – Q‑Centrix, a leading healthcare quality solutions provider, announced today it has listed its product Q-Apps on App Orchard to enable data interoperability between hospital networks, quality solutions, and quality initiative reporting platforms.
“Ensuring our data abstraction and reporting process takes advantage of interoperability standards is part of our broader strategic initiative – and our promise – to provide our hospital partners the best possible opportunity to thrive in the modern quality reporting environment,” said Brian Foy, Q-Centrix Chief Product Officer. “By tapping into the hospitals’ Epic data warehouse, we’re able to assist their IT and Quality departments with the data translation necessary for transmission across multiple hospitals within their network and quality programs – signaling a collaborative approach to interoperability within healthcare quality.”
The ongoing transformational shift to value-based payment in healthcare is resulting in increased participation in quality programs for many purposes, including reimbursement, penalties, accountability, outcomes, reputation, and cost reduction. This is requiring hospitals to focus more resources on the gathering and reporting of treatment and care process performance data.
Joining App Orchard and listing Q-Apps in the marketplace is the latest in a series of strategic moves by Q-Centrix to advance the value and efficiency of its quality data solutions. Other efforts have included utilizing natural language processing and machine learning to gain value and insight from unstructured data, broader integration to registry-specific data sources, and leveraging FHIR protocols across its applications.
“Efforts to improve efficiency at every possible junction not only improves the speed and accuracy of the quality data management we do on behalf of our partners, they enhance the total value and cost savings we deliver with our solutions,” said Foy. “We understand that at a time when hospitals are tasked with doing more with less, how utterly critical it is to achieve or find a strategic partner who can demonstrate success in interoperability. When Epic created its App Orchard, we saw an opportunity to enhance interoperability in quality reporting and jumped on the opportunity to join.”
The link with App Orchard allows Q-Centrix solutions to standardly pull and process EHR data from each customer’s Epic data warehouse for quality reporting purposes. Without this ability, hospital IT or quality department staff must direct time and resources to reformatting data to meet specific criteria for various quality and information systems. Hospitals partnering with Q-Centrix using Epic will experience a more streamlined process.
Q‑Centrix aims to measurably improve the quality and safety of patient care in the U.S. through the use of its market-leading technology platform, Q-Apps, coupled with the industry’s largest and broadest team of nurse-educated, quality information specialists. Processing in excess of 1 million quality data transactions annually, Q‑Centrix is a comprehensive quality partner to hundreds of hospitals, providing quality data management solutions, including quality data capture, surveillance, measure calculations, analysis, reporting, and improvement solutions. For more information about Q‑Centrix, visit www.q‑centrix.com.