As the healthcare industry transitions to value-based care, quality measurement has become ubiquitous. However, little is known in healthcare about the exact costs of collecting and analyzing this kind of data, as well as interpreting results for particular measures.

That’s the contention of Mark Schuster, MD, chief of general pediatrics and vice chair for health policy in the Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. While collecting, processing, analyzing and reporting quality data is costly, healthcare organizations are not including costs in decisions about which measures to use, he says.

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