Robust quality data and accurate cost information fuel consumer confidence when shopping for routine medical care and complex surgical procedures
July 18, 2018 – LYNDHURST, N.J – Vitals announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Quantros to offer robust, quality data to enable health care shoppers to shop with increased information and confidence.
Vitals is a leader in providing transparency solutions to employers and health plans that allows consumers to shop for better-value health care. As health care shopping has evolved and become more mainstream, consumers are beginning to shop beyond routine, commodity procedures for more complex procedures and surgeries, where quality measures are more important.
“Vitals and Quantros share a vision of empowering people to shop for health care like an expert,” said Heyward Donigan, President and CEO of Vitals. “We believe comprehensive quality data paired with reliable cost information is essential for consumers to understand where to spend their health dollars.”
Quantros provides a patent pending proprietary composite scoring system which integrates outcome quality measures, such as readmission, complication and mortality rates, into a single, multidimensional composite quality score. The data is risk-adjusted and rendered as an easy-to-understand rating for individual physicians, hospitals and health systems.
“Consumers of health care need an advocate to help navigate towards the best possible quality and cost outcomes,” said Shane Wolverton, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Quantros. “We are enthusiastic about working with Vitals in bringing precise, and actionable, information on provider quality with their market-leading transparency programs.”
Quality is an important consideration in driving increased value when shopping for any health care service – but outcome metrics become especially important for high-impact procedures. When used in conjunction with cost data, the quality composite scores from Quantros along with patient experience data, like ratings and reviews, will provide consumers with increased confidence when shopping for both routine medical services and surgical procedures.
Vitals’ new predictive analytics division, Vitals 360, will integrate Quantros into its suite of analytics tools to help its health plan partners set up networks and negotiate with providers.
“Vitals is devoted to driving down costs and improving quality across health care,” said Chris Henderson, President, Vitals 360. “We chose Quantros because they offered us the ability to extract and present data meaningfully to our users.”
Vitals empowers everyone to shop for their health care like an expert. Our integrated high-tech, right-touch platform helps people select better, more affordable care. Vitals leads the market with incentive and engagement programs proven to drive new levels of activation. Our solutions achieve measurable and sustainable savings for consumers, employers and health plans. Over 280 million people each year rely on Vitals to help them decide on their care with confidence. Follow us on LinkedIn.
Quantros is a leading provider of software and services to advance health care quality and safety performance. Our Software-as a-Service (SaaS)-based applications help thousands of hospitals, retail pharmacies and some of the nation’s largest health systems to capture actionable intelligence they can use to improve outcomes, reduce risks and to reinforce their commitments to delivering safer, higher-quality value-based care. Health care purchasers also rely on our solutions to help identify superior value for their health care expenditures. For more information, visit http://www.quantros.com or follow us on Twitter @Quantros.