March 21, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
Today, Ursa Health announces a version 1.3 release of its flagship software product. Version 1.3 includes the innovative Peer Comparison feature. Specifically designed for the data culture of healthcare, Peer Comparison delivers analyses mirroring how clinicians think about their care – promoting engagement, learning, and improvement. Data make sense when the internal comparisons match the “local” organization, and Version 1.3 provides industry-leading tools that allow each delivery system to configure the report to reflect their uniqueness.
Within Peer Comparison, a clinician easily views his or her performance across all of the locally defined measures; these comparisons are meaningful because – importantly and uniquely – Ursa provides comprehensive flexibility in defining “Peer” groups. These could be set up as physicians, hospitals, ambulatory clinics; or affiliated vs. employed physicians; or diabetes educators; or the multidisciplinary teams caring for a joint replacement patient; or any other locally relevant group. While clinicians can view performance results across all cases in a report, each Ursa user is set up with privileges and a case scope that limits any Protected Health Information (PHI) visibility just to the cases that he or she is involved in.
Sharing performance data amongst peers necessitates aligning with the group’s culture – allowing for greater amounts of transparency over time. To facilitate this, a delivery system can swiftly toggle Ursa’s Peer Comparison for each of its clinician groups to share aggregated, blinded, or unblinded data. Combined with Ursa’s collaborative emailing and posting functions, the software promotes efficient and effective learning amongst colleagues.
“With the federal government’s and the healthcare marketplace’s recent changes – including MACRA regulations, bundled payments, ACOs – it is an imperative to share data with clinicians,” says Dr. Robin Clarke, Ursa Health co-founder. “Critically, these data need to be both meaningful to local clinicians and tailored to the ways the organization is configured; Ursa Health’s software is unique in providing the flexibility to deliver these analyses.”
About Ursa Health: Ursa Health is a healthcare innovation company pioneering how delivery systems and health plans learn and continuously improve. Our proven software platform provides scalable flexibility and customization throughout the analytics lifecycle – from organizing EMR and claims data, to generating project-specific measures and sharing collaborative reports. Each of our clients develops answers to its own questions, dynamically and responsively, enhancing engagement of clinicians and administrators in the continuous process of improving quality, increasing efficiency, and reducing waste.