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Data Management

January 1, 2024

Data Management remains at the core of successful hospitals.

Identifying key patient quality indicators through an accreditation process assures that performance data will be collected and systematically monitored for quality assurance.

Data variables, or measures should include those aimed at effectiveness, efficiency, and easy patient access to services. In selecting indicators, team members should ask themselves, “what do we believe are the most important data variables in the provision of quality services”?

Data Management Questions:

  1. Are Patient Census goals being met?
  2. What are the number of clients completing all phases of their treatment program
  3. What are the numbers of clients dropping out of treatment?
  4. Are the demographic Variables such as the % males, % females, marital status of participants, educational levels, income Levels, ages, employment status, being gathered?
  5. What is the average length of stay in the program being documented and the data in other programs
  6. What is the average length of stay of people dropping out of programming

Healthcare facilities should be aware that third-party payors are utilizing the hospitals performance data to determine preferred providers.

The ACG Group is prepared to help Clients with drafting facility policies and procedures and data management for CARF Accreditation.

We offer an initial Phone Conferencing on CARF Issues at no cost.