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Tech That Powers Quality Standards

Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, September 6, 2011

Sharing such findings among collaborative members has changed and improved the way individual physicians practice, Kaelber said. Sharing data is important, too.

"Just by reporting quality in a standardized way across many providers and institutions, we are literally a catalyst for improving that quality," he says.

Technology alone isn’t a magic pill for healthcare, clearly. But technology tied to quality standards can help medical professionals and patients alike track care, remain accountable for improvements, and meet society’s goals.

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