Under the program, called Automated Data Intake, the information will be transferred to UHC for data integration and analysis. UHC, in a news release announcing the project, said it will save members both time and labor “by eliminating the manual transfer of data and granting more timely access to much more accurate patient outcome benchmarks.”
UHC, which provides members with a variety of quality reporting programs, said it plans to roll out the automated data collection service to all members by the end of the year. The UHC program uses data integration services provided by Meddius, Charlottesville, Va.
“We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this technological advancement,” said Steve Meurer, senior vice president, comparative data and informatics at UHC. “This seamless integration of data will allow members to access the information they have always dreamed of to fuel improvements in their organization.”
Dr. Bernard Birnbaum, senior vice president, vice dean and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone, said automating the data collection process “will enable timely submission and receipt of clinically relevant, actionable data to further enhance the delivery of patient care in a cost-efficient manner.”
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