Shitang Patel is a Senior Healthcare Consultant at CitiusTech, a leading provider of healthcare technology services and solutions. Shitang has over 15 years of experience spanning healthcare management and health policymaking settings, with a focus on payer strategy, business operations and supporting technologies. His expertise includes business transformation, payer-provider integration and contracting, product design and implementation, core admin system evaluation and selection, business process reengineering, value-based insurance design, financial reporting and consumer-centric operations. Prior to joining CitiusTech, Shitang worked for PwC Health Industries Advisory (serving payer and provider clients) and also worked in the areas of health services research and policymaking in Washington D.C. Shitang holds a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.

What Types Of Technologies Are Needed To Design Profit-driven Quality Improvement Programs?

Please check Part-I of this article, here. To improve overall profitability and bottom line, payers have a renewed focus on quality improvement programs. In today’s consumer-oriented environment, quality needs to be defined much more holistically. Soon, quality of care will not only be measured by the quality of an acute care episode, but also by

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Payers Can Increase Profits Through Quality Improvement Programs

Payers can increase profits through quality improvement programs How can Payers compete today, and sustain success for the future? The critical need to improve quality of care has been a long-standing concern in the United States. From the initial reports in the 1990s’ to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) 2001 Crossing the Quality Chasm report1,

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