CASE STUDY
What’s the ROI on NLP?

UPMC Health Plan studied the value of Astrata’s HEDIS®-focused NLP products in use during the 2021 Measurement Year. Spoiler alert: the results are pretty great. Download our ROI case study to learn more about how NLP can accelerate abstraction efficiency, cut millions in costs, and improve outcomes at your institution.

WHITE PAPER
A Clinical Data Toolkit for Payers

Ready to integrate your provider data sources? Not sure where to start? Download our white paper for a toolkit full of helpful strategic guidance, from governance models and provider contract language, to the pros and cons of different aggregation strategies. 

VIDEO

Chalk Talks Episode 2: Clinical Data Strategy

A short primer on how health plans can put together a clinical data strategy for getting to prospective HEDIS.  Part of our ongoing Chalk Talks series.

The Road to Digital Quality – Astrata’s Maturity Model Approach

In this month’s blog, we’ll unpack our Digital Quality Maturity Model to help you stage your technology transition to Digital Quality Measurement. Whether or not you are using Astrata’s eMeasure Digital Engine, you can use the digital quality implementation maturity...

What one year of ChatGPT has taught me about the future of Quality measurement – Part 2. Moving Beyond the Hype

If you had a chance to read Part 1 of this blog last week you know that I am extremely optimistic about the value of generative AI to healthcare quality measurement. In Part 2 of this blog, I am going to give you a sense of how these technologies work as well as what...

What one year of ChatGPT has taught me about the future of Quality measurement – Part 1. The AI HEDIS Analyst

It’s been over a year since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. And this is my first blog on the topic of how I think this new technology will fundamentally change healthcare Quality measurement and improvement. Why the wait? With the extraordinary flurry of activity,...

Quality Navigator – a first-in-breed QI solution

This month we're diving deep into a brand new Astrata offering - an archetypal, first-in-breed product with transformational potential for value-based healthcare. Quality Navigator represents the third product in Astrata’s overall quality solution suite, tying ...

Take Prospective HEDIS to the next level with an effective leads program

For those Health Plans that are already implementing a prospective, measurement-year program to close HEDIS gaps across your populations – know that you are taking one of the most important first steps towards Digital Quality, by realigning your workforce to a...

Six Reasons to Start Your Digital Transformation with Prospective HEDIS® Review

Navigating the transition to Digital Quality is like crossing a fast-moving stream. You want to get across without falling in and getting washed away! You may not know how long it will take to get across, but you don’t want to be stuck on the shore when the water...

Tackling Prospective HEDIS Review – Tips and Tricks

Many payers are either experimenting with or fully implementing a prospective HEDIS review process. If you're looking for strategies to optimize your prospective review, these ten tips and tricks will help you derive maximal value. Many payers are either experimenting...

Unstructured Data and Health Care Transformation

Last year ChatGPT exploded on to the scene, kicking off a flurry of technology development with impact across many industries. The technology underlying ChatGPT (known as large language models or LLMs) has actually been around and evolving for several years. And these...

Why NLP should be part of the Digital Quality transformation

This month's blog talks about the importance of unstructured data to achieving digital quality. Unstructured data is clinically valuable and likely here to stay, and NLP can help us embrace it to improve quality. The journey to digital quality is first and foremost a...

Why 2023 will be the watershed year for Health Plan Quality teams transitioning to Digital Quality

This month we are going to discuss what it takes to stand up a digital quality program. Most health plans are somewhere on this transformative journey, either in the planning stages or starting to experiment with potential models. If you are one of these health plans,...

Data Quality Primer

In this installment of our monthly series, we’ll dig into the problem of data quality. It’s not all doom and gloom. With some planning, you can get the most out of your NLP vendor while paving a path to higher-quality data across your entire organization. This blog...

Astrata’s First Patent: Abstracting Information from Patient Medical Records

Last month, the US Patent Office granted Astrata's first patent, Abstracting Information from Patient Medical Records, US 11,315,668 B2. This patent describes the Natural Language Processing innovations that power Astrata's Chart Review. This NLP technology surfaces...

Why your Risk Adjustment NLP engine won’t cut it for Quality Measurement

One NLP engine to rule them all? Astrata's president explains why it's not that simple, how an NLP engine optimized for Risk Adjustment can let Quality gaps slip through the system, and why we need robust new technologies that can make Quality an equal player in...

Real World NLP Validation for Quality Measurement

NLP is gaining traction in both payer and provider markets because it can markedly reduce the extraordinary labor costs associated with measuring healthcare quality. I’m often asked about how we validate our NLP systems for measuring quality for programs like HEDIS®...

Catch a Falling Star

From Astrata's Data Science DeskMany health plans could lose Star ratings soon due to a new cutoff-point calculation method. Find out if your plan is at risk, and how you can adapt.Starting with data from measurement year 2022, a proposed change to the way CMS...

Transforming your Quality operations with clinical data

Astrata's Quality consulting services can help guide your organization through the strategy development process.It all begins with data. If you’re a Health Plan on the journey to quality measurement and intervention across your entire population, the first hill you’ll...

Empower Your Providers, Raise Your Rates

What if you could automatically read every member’s chart and pinpoint gaps that are truly open, where providers need to intervene? Astrata's NLP technology can!Empowering your providers to raise their clinical quality rates is an important step in the journey to...

Faster and Better Intervention for OMW and Similar Measures

Every HEDIS measure is different. And in a subset of HEDIS measures, we know that time is of the essence. For example, the Osteoporosis Measure in Women (OMW) has been a particularly difficult measure for most health plans to improve on. Astrata's Monitor product can...

Proving It: How Astrata Evaluates and Improves NLP Accuracy

If you’re evaluating NLP vendors, you’ll want to ask how your vendor evaluates and improves NLP accuracy. With over a decade of experience developing NLP systems for clinical environments, Astrata's NLP teams understand that the value of NLP to your Quality operations...

Year Round Prospective HEDIS® With Astrata

Instead of spending most of their time reviewing thousands of negative cases, your abstractors can spend almost all of their time closing gaps.Is your organization contemplating the move to prospective, year-round HEDIS on hybrid measures during the off-season? If so,...