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July 26, 2017

Farmington's Diameter Health obtains new industry credentials

Farmington health tech company Diameter Health has obtained industry credentials that will enable it to continue evaluating quality care measures for CTHealthLink, Connecticut’s health information exchange.

This month, the private, nonprofit National Committee for Quality Assurance certified 21 electronic clinical quality measures for 2017. The certification assures health providers and insurers that use Diameter Health’s new technology for measuring the delivery of quality health care has undergone rigorous and extensive testing, according to the Connecticut State Medical Society (CSMS), which partners with CTHealthLink.

CTHealthLink, a physician-led information network, uses the technology developed by Diameter Health to measure the quality of care provided to patients for prevention or management of chronic diseases. Medicare allows reporting of these measures in assessing the quality of care.

The newly certified electronic measures enable data to be aggregated and used in the latest model analytics when being reported to clients, CSMS said.

“What this means for physicians, other clinicians, patients and payers is that, through CTHealthLink there will be standardization and clarity as to what constitutes clinical quality measurements,” said Matthew Katz, executive director for CTHealthLink and CEO of CSMS. “We don’t have that in any other format in Connecticut.”

The new measures also are important for reporting data for the new Medicare quality payment programs that began this year, CSMS said.

Editor's Note: The National Committee for Quality Assurance is a private, not-for-profit organization, not a federal agency.

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