Our most recent media releases and announcements for all of our companies can be found here. Archives are also available.
Nov. 13, 2011. The Tennessean, Nashville, Tenn. Readmission penalties cut deeper at urban hospitals
Oct. 20, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal. Cost of Hospital Readmissions Studied
Oct. 16, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal. No easy cure for hospital errors / Significant gains seen in specific areas.
Oct. 7, 2011. Memphis Medical News.
New Study Reveals $71 Million in Annual Medicare Readmission Spending; Improved Care Transitions Can Reduce Costs
Medicare spent $71 million in 2009 on readmissions in the Memphis area, including more than $9 million on just 218 high-needs Memphis-area patients with four or more hospital readmissions. Qsource conducted a study analyzing geographic healthcare claims data as the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Tennessee, and is now engaging community stakeholders to share innovative approaches for improving care coordination and to identify root causes of the variations found in the readmissions data. >>Read More
Oct. 3, 2011. East Tennessee Medical News
New Study Reveals $120 Million in Annual Medicare Readmission Spending
Mounting pressure to reduce healthcare costs is a focus of health reform and, over the past several years, geographic analyses of healthcare claims data have demonstrated significant variations in utilization, cost, and quality of hospital services. As purchasers and payers call for better integration of healthcare delivery, these analyses represent an opportunity to develop a systems-based approach to more coordinated, effective, and affordable healthcare service provision.>>Read More
Sept. 30, 2011. Nashville Medical News
Nashville: Qsource Study Uncovers $118 Million Annually in Medicare Readmissions
Medicare spent $118 million in 2009 on readmissions in the Nashville area, including more than $17 million on just 447 high-needs Nashville-area patients with four or more hospital readmissions.>>Read More
Aug. 19, 2011. Memphis Commercial Appeal
Better Patient Care for Less is Focus of Contract for Memphis’ Qsource
Aug. 8, 2011. Qsource Receives $13.9 Million to Improve Healthcare in Tennessee
Qsource, a nonprofit healthcare quality improvement and information technology consultancy, announced a three-year $13.9 million contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to share knowledge to improve healthcare in Tennessee. Click hereto read the full media release.
Qsource named Tennessee Regional Extension Center
QSource has been selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as the Regional Extension Center (REC) for Tennessee, one of 70 such entities created to provide robust local technical assistance in effectively implementing electronic health records (EHRs) and associated healthcare quality improvement. Click here for the press release.
QSource awarded contract by Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Medical Services
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Nearly 50 million Americans living in rural areas face challenges accessing health care, according to a new report released by the Department of Health and Human Resources. Developing a health information technology (IT) infrastructure can improve the quality and continuity of care for millions of patients. Read the full report.