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Community Health Needs Assessment examples: Q&A on CHNA data reporting

Include integral data in your Community Health Needs Assessment examples  Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) examples tend to focus on case studies. However, using integral data for your CHNA can provide overall guidance, making it easier to start and complete your final report. In this Q&A, DataGen’s Melissa Bauer, principal healthcare informatics analyst, explains why using data in the CHNA is key and what types of data you should collect.   Q1: What is CHNA data?   A CHNA requires two types of data: primary and secondary. Using these two data streams, organizations can better characterize the community's health. This helps the organization conducting the CHNA best understand their community needs. It also informs them on the best ways to respond to them, providing guidance on where to start and how to evaluate impact and outcomes. Here’s a further explanation of the data found in a CHNA:  Primary data includes community surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, and c

Healthcare Market Analysis: Understanding Market Share Data

In recent years, healthcare market disrupters have increased their activity and deepened their presence. While not all disrupters are negative, healthcare market analysis significantly changes healthcare operations. Understanding disrupters' prime targets, service strengths, technology integration and local market dynamics is crucial. Leveraging healthcare market data and hospital market share analysis is essential for identifying competitive threats and opportunities and allows healthcare organizations to adapt and thrive amidst these disruptions. Actionable Data for Targeted Results With access to healthcare market analysis and advanced forecasting capabilities, healthcare organizations can make better-informed decisions with previous trends and outcomes. Here’s how data-driven insights can be leveraged to improve efficiency, enhance patient care and optimize resource allocation. Identify Growth Opportunities: Spot potential merger opportunities and understand outmigration to su

CMS Enhancing Oncology Model Updates: RFA Issued for Second Cohort

Key CMMI updates to the EOM  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released exciting updates to the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) along with a new opportunity for a second cohort of participants.   The EOM aims to enhance the quality of care for cancer patients while reducing costs under the Medicare fee-for-service program. The updates come on the heels of lower-than-expected model participation .   This blog will discuss key EOM updates, application details, eligibility requirements and important deadlines.  New cohort opportunity  Request for applications: CMS issued an RFA to recruit a second cohort of participants and payers for the EOM.  Timeline:  Second cohort start date: July 1, 2025  Second cohort end date: June 30, 2030  Initial performance period start date: July 1, 2023  Model test end date for all participants: June 30, 2030 (extended from June 30, 2028)  Notable changes to the EOM model  Model extension: The model's duration is extended by two yea