Recognizing that technology has caught up and evolving circumstances necessitate new initiatives, NCQA’s Taskforce on Telehealth Policy has developed a host of policy recommendations surrounding the use of telemedicine. As telehealth initiatives continue to expand, it will create more and more data that health plans can use to inform care decisions, improve member outreach, maximize revenues, and streamline operations.
Vital Data Technology constantly explores ways our data collection, analysis, and activation strategies can better enable our clients in these key performance areas. The taskforce’s recommendations offer clues as to where HEDIS® reporting guidelines are headed regarding telemedicine and data science:
- Standardized data-sharing guidelines that integrate telehealth data with care records and all other patient information while maintaining strong patient privacy
- A CMS-led “virtual medical home” model giving patients access to tools that facilitate data sharing, care coordination, patient experiences, and outcomes
- Dynamic virtual, patient-centric-care plans that transcend siloed, encounter-based documentation.
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Kelly Cieciorka MPA, HSA
Director of Quality
Kelly is the Director of Quality and Product Owner of Affinitē Quality™. She is responsible for guiding the quality product’s development and partnering with customers for successful implementation and optimization of the solution. Affinitē Quality is Vital Data Technology’s year-round HEDIS® and plan-defined quality management and submission module fully certified by NCQA for 2020 HEDIS measures.
She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a master’s degree in public administration. She has an undergraduate degree in pre-med and biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.