JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new strategic collaboration between the Hospital Industry Data Institute and the Tiger Institute Health Alliance will help advance near real-time data to the front lines of care to improve patient care and value throughout the health care system in Missouri.
“The power to improve health and health care is grounded in collaboration,” said Theresa Roark, MHA Senior Vice President of Research, Data and Information Services, and leader of HIDI. “HIDI continues to expand its partnerships to deliver knowledge to the front lines of care to improve performance throughout the health system and achieve better care for patients.”
Combining HIDI’s predictive alerting, watchlists and integrated public health data, and Tiger Institute’s information exchange capacity, will expand clinicians’ opportunities to make informed decisions about patient status, care and management.
“This strategic collaboration builds on the value provided to hospitals by Tiger Institute,” said Mike Seda, Senior Director, Health Alliance for Tiger Institute for Health Innovation. “Connectedness, combined with analysis and alerting, will allow better decision-making and create opportunities for improved patient outcomes.”
Health information exchanges provide the gateway to collaboration between clinicians and health care organizations. Through the collaboration, hospitals will be better able to serve patients as HIDI’s tools extend the value of their health data to manage patients throughout the continuum of care. This data enrichment will help identify risk and allow the health system to reduce unnecessary care while improving health.
“This is a significant announcement for HIDI- and Tiger Institute-partnered hospitals,” said Herb B. Kuhn, MHA President and CEO. “The collaboration will allow hospitals and other health care partners to improve operational and clinical effectiveness.”
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About HIDI: Founded in 1985, the Hospital Industry Data Institute is a not-for-profit organization founded by the Missouri Hospital Association that provides timely access to data and information services to more than 1,800 hospitals and ambulatory providers nationwide. HIDI’s established portfolio of interactive business intelligence reports and analytic-informed insights serve as a foundational layer of decision support targeting service utilization and quality outcomes for HIDI participating hospitals in Missouri and partnering states. HIDI’s research program specializes in cutting-edge risk adjustment and identification of the clinical and contextual drivers of various patient health outcomes and utilization patterns.
About Tiger Institute Health Alliance: Founded in 2009, the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation is an unprecedented partnership between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation with a goal of building a strong foundation of information technology, innovation and partnership to transform health care. A division of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, Tiger Institute Health Alliance is a coalition of health care organizations dedicated to improving the efficiency and quality of care delivery, while positively impacting the health and care of their communities and beyond. Health Alliance members receive access to new health innovations, the most advanced health information technology, and opportunities for collaboration with forward-thinking peers who are also working toward a healthier Missouri and nation.