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July 24, 2020 


Expanded Hospital Medical Claims Views: The Hospital Medical Claims product has been redesigned to provide a more streamlined and flexible experience. Users will now be able to select their preferred view of Diagnoses, Procedure, and DRG claims information with the ability to filter information by Code Type or Rendering Provider in a dropdown tab and search within each claims view.  


CMS PAC PUF Dataset Integration: Users of Definitive Healthcare’s Long Term Care product now have access to CMS’ newly released Post-Acute Care and Hospice Provider Utilization and Payment Public Use Files (PAC PUF), providing insights into the services provided to Medicare beneficiaries across the post-acute spectrum. This update standardizes information in the Long Term Care product, including demographic and clinical characteristics of beneficiaries served, professional and paraprofessional service utilization, submitted charges, and payments at the provider, state, and national levels.  


UI Update: Improved user experience through redesigned News, RFP, and CON pages. 


April 17, 2020

Modernized User Interface: Improved user experience through streamlined design enhancements – reflecting new brand theme with visually accessible colors, icons, and temporal greeting messages on the homepage. The new home page allows all users to view industry news, RFPs, CONs, interact with Definitive Healthcare blog content, receive important updates about webinars and product announcements, quickly access their company Watchlist, and much more.

Improved & Expanded Referral Views: Users are now able to view provider referrals via a diagnosis/procedure drill down, and vice versa. Along with the new “view by” capabilities, users can filter the referral timeframe with a dropdown.

Revamped Executive Tab: Executive pages have been improved to include expanded searching and filtering capabilities. Users are now able to filter executives by department, position level, or any keyword in the keyword filter box. Physicians who also hold an executive position at a hospital or healthcare facility can now be easily identified by a Physician Leader icon, allowing users to view linked physician profiles.

COVID-19 Capacity Predictor: Definitive Healthcare recently developed a COVID-19 Capacity Predictor, including data sourced from the New York Times (NYT) and DHC Proprietary Research. View the tool here.


December 13, 2019

Executives Added for Assisted Livings Facilities and FQHCs: Newly added to the product are just under 20K FQHC executives and over 70K executives for assisted living facilities. Use searches to target specific titles and access profiles for key contacts with phone numbers and validated email addresses.

MIPS Data Now Available: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) offers new performance data on quality measures, technology adoption, improvement activities, and cost. Because of the unique ability for eligible physicians to choose between reporting as an individual or as part of a group, data from the MIPS program is available in both Physicians and Physicians Groups. You’ll be able to search which providers and groups are participants as well track this data in the Quality tab on profiles.

New Long-Term Care Medical Claims Analytics Search: Analyze the long-term care facility landscape with newly added diagnosis and procedure searches. In the detailed profiles for over 65,000 skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospices and assisted living facilities, you’ll be able to leverage claims, procedures, and charges across multiple facilities to more accurately assess markets.

Unique Patient Counts Added to Medicare Claims: You can now see the unique number of Medicare patients associated with specific diagnoses or procedures.

Drug Criteria and National Drug Code (NDC) Search Inputs and Views: Added to Medical Claims for Hospitals, Physicians, and Physician Group products. Identify drug utilization for Medical Claims by the manufacturer, name, and package code using our new Drug Criteria filters on our Procedure Analytics searches. You can also view volumes by drug name or NDC code within our profiles.


September 9, 2019

Identify Influential Physicians with New KOL Data: Taking into consideration the physician’s credibility, connectedness, and their cutting-edge approach to medicine, Definitive has identified over 8,600 doctors across 30 conditions at the indication or disease level, focusing within oncology, cardiology, and specialty pharmacy.

Understand Hospital & Health System Staffing Needs & Opportunities: Drawing upon vast research resources and historical information, Definitive has linked job postings from 4 of the top hospital staffing firms to specific hospitals and health systems. Users can now view key staffing metrics, current and historical staffing postings, and Nurse Labor data all in one location in order to draw quick insights on the staffing needs of target hospitals and health systems.

Improved Export to PDF User Experience: Definitive has modified the Export to PDF workflow to allow users to have profile information at their fingertips. Exported PDFs can now be found under the My Files section of the portal, allowing users to access and retrieve all requested PDFs for 14 days. PDF creation will occur behind the scenes; users will receive an email notification within minutes that the PDF is ready for download.

Unique Patient Counts Added to Commercial Claims: Users can now see the unique number of patients associated with a specific diagnosis code.

Historical Technology Implementations Added to Technology Insights (LOGIC): Easily access year by year technology vendor and product installations that are also searchable by relevant category.

Technology Tab Modifications: All technology data has been consolidated into a single Technology Inventory view for a simpler user experience.


May 4, 2019

Logic Data Incorporation: With the recent acquisition of HIMSS Analytics and data integration to the DHC platform, all Definitive Healthcare customers will see a variety of improvements. Enhancements include: Technology implementation fill rate improvements, more accurate technology naming conventions and increased granularity for technology names

Technology Insights Search: The Technology Insights Search allows users to search on proprietary intelligence about technology implementations across the Definitive Healthcare Hospital and Hospital Network databases. This search allows you to identify your target market by defining technology criteria (key technologies, vendors, vendor statuses, etc.) as well as Hospital criteria (number of staffed beds, geography, etc.).

Technology Insights for Hospital Profiles: Technology Insights provides exportable proprietary intelligence about technology implementations across the Definitive Healthcare Hospital databases and can be found within Hospital profiles under the "Technology Insights (LOGIC)" tab. Use this information to gain actionable insight about the state of technologies at the Hospital and known implementations to identify opportunities for partnerships or penetration.

Technology Vendor Market share and Competitive Analysis Visuals: The Vendor Market Share represents market share from the vendor and product perspective, rather than the provider. These visuals are dynamic based on a variety of available demographic and technology filters.The Competitive Analysis uses multi-dimensional analytics to help identify and displace competitors. Based on a selection of an "Anchor Installation", the end user can see all other implementations based on a variety of vendor, product, and demographic filtering. Use this dashboard in a variety of ways to gain competitive intelligence on existing vendor implementations.

Physicians Dashboard: Physician profiles now include a “Definitive Dashboard” that gives a high-level overview of a physician's overall activity in several key areas. Activity levels have been calculated relative to all other physicians within the same specialty. These areas included: Clinical Activity Level, Prescription Activity Level, and Propensity to Prescribe Brand Named Drugs.

Retired Physicians Removed: Retired physicians will no longer appear in search results or reports. This retirement effort supports higher delivery rates, more accurate physician analytics, and better targeting within the Definitive Healthcare platform.

Expanded Physician Intelligence: A physician's primary and secondary hospital are now included in Physician profiles as well as board certifications, age, and gender.


February 7, 2019

New DHC Visuals for Procedure Areas: Definitive Healthcare has expanded our Visual Analytics offering to also cover certain Procedure Areas. New dashboards have been added for Cardiac Valve Procedures as well as Knee Replacements. By highlighting comparative metrics, co-morbidity, procedures, and referral patterns for a particular disease, we provide our customers who target a particular procedure with a powerful tool that enables them to strategically segment their market based on intelligently identified opportunities driven based on patient population data.

DHC Visuals Dashboard Download and Export: Previously, users were able to interact with filters, maps, charts, and tables to segment their desired market. Now users can take this one step further by taking their segmented market “to-go” via exporting their results in a Crosstab, PDF, or Image format directly from the DHC Visual.

Skill Nursing Facilities Value Based Purchasing: A new Value Based Purchasing (VBP) tab has been added to participating Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) profiles within the Quality Metrics tab and outlines the score report at a given facility. This tab displays several pieces of information relevant to the SNF VBP program.

BPCI Advanced: A new Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program Advanced section has been added to participating Hospital and Physician Group profiles.

New Clinical Trials Product: The Clinical Trials product features 5 new searches allowing users to search for specific trials, sites, or researcher information, dedicated profiles for each trial, provider level overview of clinical trial activity, and identification of key physicians.

November 15, 2018

BPCI Advanced Participants: Hospitals and Physician Groups that participate in the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program agree to provide a clinically appropriate level of care in exchange for a bundled payment and are rated on quality and cost against target metrics. You can now easily identify these participants, which helps if you're interested in supporting providers that are part of alternative payment programs.

State NICU Levels: A new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit designation has been added on hospital profiles. This designation is established on the state level and classifies a facility for it's ability to provide intensive care to ill or premature newborns, helping you quickly find those hospitals that may require additional resources in order to care for a complex patient population.

DHC Visuals added to Hospital Search Results: You can now access the Technology Market Share DHC Visual in the context of your Hospital Search results. Use this dashboard to further segment your market with the interactive map, chart and table that showcase vendors used at your target facilities.

HHA Utilization data added: This data is located within the clinical subtab inside the Financial/Clinical Metrics tab, which is located on the summary page of an HHA profile. The Clinical tab will appear for the over 10,000 participating HHAs.

August 21, 2018

3 New Therapy Area Dashboards: Stroke, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) have been added to the suite of therapy area dashboards. These new dashboards drill into common therapeutic areas so you can easily surface and compare how hospitals perform on key metrics like patient volume, admissions, length of stay, and net inpatient revenue against national and local market benchmarks.

New Hospital to Long Term Care Referral Analytics Dashboard: This new dashboard highlights referral patterns and relationships between hospitals and long term care providers — like skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies — using interactive maps, charts, and tables. With this Visual, you can segment by your market and surface referral analytics by patient volumes, admission rates, and even DRG code. Additionally, you can drill into specific facilities to understand exactly how the organization is referring and receiving the patients it treats.

2018 CMS Payor Star Ratings Added: Better understand the payor market, get insight into the quality of insurance plans, and target specific payors through newly added 2018 star ratings in the Connected Care database. CMS payor ratings are now available for Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) contracts and include quality measures related to cancer screenings, customer service and pricing.

Joint Commission Accreditations for Additional Providers: Accreditation information for hospitals and many other healthcare providers is now available for providers tracked within the Clinics database. The details of the accreditation, date awarded and anticipated expiration will help in key targeting efforts and making important distinctions between facilities. Accreditation data is available for select Federally Qualified Health Centers, Renal Dialysis Facilities, Retail Clinics, and Rural Health Clinics.

New Proprietary Research Identifies Relationships Between Medical Schools and Hospitals: Hospitals designated as Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) are now refreshed in the database. Where applicable, “Medical School Partners” and “Clinical Affiliates” are also specified. These metrics are sourced from Definitive's proprietary research. This data gives our clients more insight into the relationships between hospitals and medical schools and a better overall view of the hospital's universe.

New State Trauma Center Designations: State Trauma Center Designations have been added to Hospital Profiles, supplementing existing information on trauma centers verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The addition of these state designations expands on the universe of data available for existing Trauma Centers, particularly for those not verified by the ACS. This data set provides a more complete view of which hospitals are considered Trauma Centers and allows you to target such facilities more effectively.

Details on imaging equipment now available: Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Imaging Centers, and Physician Groups now have details about the specific imaging equipment used from 2018 to present. Details include the specific uses of the equipment, components of the equipment, and number of installations. The addition of this data set gives you in depth insight into the type of imaging equipment in use at a facility and provides details on how this equipment has been in use over time.

April 25, 2018

Significant Increase in Number of Direct Phone Numbers: Within the Hospitals database, the availability of direct phone numbers has increased significantly for executives at Health Systems. There is now direct dial information for more than 13,500 Health System executives, meaning that more than 50% of all Health System executives have a direct phone number listed. Throughout the product suite a direct phone number is available for nearly 50,000 executives.

Primary Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) added to Hospital & Health System Profiles: The Primary Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) relationship for Hospitals and Health Systems is now being tracked within the Hospitals database. A “Primary GPO” tag appears next to the name of the facility’s affiliated GPO if this relationship is considered to be the facility’s most significant purchasing relationship. Knowing a facility's Primary GPO allows you to effectively target the most important purchasing relationships.

New Executive Search for Home Health Agencies (HHAs) added to Long Term Care Database: These new search filters are tailored specifically to HHA facilities and include the most relevant metrics for these executives such as executive functional group, position level, and HHA ownership type. This new functionality allows you to easily identify and export executive information and contacts at HHAs.

Technology information added for Clinics and Long Term Care Facilities: Information on Technology Module, Vendor, Application, and Implementation year has been added to Clinics and the Long term care product. Within the Long Term Care product, a “Technology” tab now appears for nearly 2,000 HHA profiles and 1,000 Hospice profiles.

New DHC Visual - Therapy Area Analytics Dashboards: This new offering is available for customers who subscribe to our Hospitals database. This DHC Visual provides access to our six new dashboards that specialize in therapy areas. The six therapy areas available are: Diabetes, Sepsis, Urinary Tract Infections, Pneumonia & respiratory disorders, Congestive Heart Failure, Digestive Disorders.

Hospice Patient Survey Results: Results of the Hospice CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) Patient Survey, part of CMS’ Hospice Compare released in February 2018, are now available on Hospice profiles. This dataset includes newly available metrics with information on topics such as: Getting timely help, Help for pain and symptoms, and Emotional and spiritual support. This additional information allows users to gain more insights into the quality of care being provided at Hospices.

New Metrics for VA Hospitals: New clinical and financial information from the 2018 Federal Practitioner Directory of VA and Department of Defense Healthcare Facilities has been added to the VA hospital profiles. These new metrics include information on metrics such as: Number of Veterans in Service Area, Healthcare Spending, and Number of Inpatient Admissions. These metrics provide additional financial and clinical information on these facilities which typically report limited information to other government agencies.

News for Group Purchasing Organizations and Clinically Integrated Networks: Information on recent industry news headlines is now available for both GPOs and Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) profiles. Like other “News” tabs in the product suite, this includes News Date, Intelligence Type, and News Details. This allows you to stay up to date on current events that affect these facilities and ultimately may affect your business operations.

Physician Group Crosswalk Table: The Physician Group (PG) profile “Overview” tab now displays the full list of Group Practice PAC IDs associated with the PG. Group Practice PAC IDs are sourced from Physician Compare, and connections are made between them and Definitive Healthcare PGs. This additional information allows users to gain a better understanding of what Group Practice PAC IDs fall within a PG.

February 21, 2018

Further integration of ICD-10 data: ICD-10 includes significantly more codes than ICD-9 and allows you to get more insight into diseases, injuries, and procedures. The analytic sections of the Hospitals and Physicians databases now include ICD-10 search boxes in place of the ICD-9 search boxes to provide quick access to all the new codes (note: users can still search by exact ICD-9 code). ICD-10 data is now also fully integrated into Hospital and Physician profiles under the relevant “Diagnosis” and “Procedures” tabs.

Historical claims data now available across databases: Within individual provider profiles, you can now access historical claims data in a few clicks, making it easy to review and compare claims from year-to-year. Previous years of claims are available as far back as 2012 in some instances and across all areas of the database where claims are tracked by code such as a DRG, ICD, and CPT code.

“Practice Location Search” added to Physician Groups: For physician groups that operate in multiple locations, users can now search based on individual practice locations, rather than just headquarter location. This search is particularly useful when researching a physician group’s geographic footprint. A “Locations” tab has been added to Physician Group profiles reflecting all places where they have set up practice.

Update on Physician Group Technology Data: Physician-level technology information will no longer appear within Physician Group profiles. Only technology implementations, like ambulatory EHR, related to the group as a whole will appear— giving a clearer representation of technology used by the group.

New DHC Visual – Quality Performance: this dashboard provides an overview of hospitals participating in core CMS quality initiatives – the Value Based Purchasing, Readmission Reduction, and Hospital-Acquired Conditions programs – allowing you to quickly glean which hospitals are underperforming and where opportunity exists.

New DHC Visual – Financial Measure Comparisons: This dashboard offers a tool to compare how hospitals perform across key metrics drawn from financial statements. Users can plot metrics such as total operating expenses by EBIDTA or days cash on hand by the current ratio. Filters allow you to choose hospitals in a selected location, of a certain type or within a specific network to review and analyze the financial health of hospitals.

December 11, 2017

New DHC Visual – Technology Market Share: This visual dashboard uses an interactive map, bar graph and table to visually display the full universe of hospitals. Users can now view technology module information at the hospital level for EHR, HIS, Patient Portal and computerized physicians order entry (CPOE) systems, gathering insight on vendor penetration by market. This dashboard is available for subscribers of the Hospitals database via the DHC Visuals tab.

Improved Physician Group Technology Search Results: As a default, all technology results shown reflect practice-wide implementations or technologies that are reported by 100% of a group’s member physicians. Users still have the option to revert to the original search results showing all technologies used by any physician within the group.

New DHC Visual – Population Health – Care by Provider Type: This visual dashboard, embedded within hospital profiles, brings insight to Definitive’s population health analytics. Graduated circles allow users to quickly gain insight on where a hospital’s patient population is receiving care based on percent of total Medicare payments, with larger circles representing which settings captured greater dollar expenditures.

New Predicted Physician Employment: A new predictive algorithm enables users to find out if physicians are employed by their primary affiliated hospital or IDN. The predicted employer will now appear on Physician profiles.

New Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) utilization data: Seven new healthcare facility designations are now being tracked within the Hospital database including designations for facilities recognized as CMS Teaching Hospitals and those part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).

Added Hospital Designations: Over 4,000 hospice profiles now feature new clinical and demographic information, providing further insight into the types of patients that utilize hospice services. These metrics include information on primary diagnoses, charges and payments, days of care, site of service, and other demographic information. This new data can be found on the financial and clinical metrics tab for hospices.

October 18 2017

Improved Search Pages: All search pages across the product have been redesigned to now group filter options into broad category subtabs, giving users a better view of all available search filters. Several additional search filters have been added, and others were reordered to group related search options.

Improved Physician Group Technology Search Results: As a default, all technology results shown reflect practice-wide implementations or technologies that are reported by 100% of a group’s member physicians. Users still have the option to revert to the original search results showing all technologies used by any physician within the group.

Addition of Retail Clinics: Over 2,000 retail clinics have been added to the Definitive Healthcare Clinics database. Retail clinics provide non-emergency care to patients in a convenient retail setting, ranging from independent clinics all the way to corporations such as CVS MinuteClinic and Walgreens Healthcare Clinic. These newly added profiles feature key intelligence on population-based metrics and affiliations to other providers.

Addition of Assisted Living Facilities: Over 38,000 assisted living facilities (ALFs) have been added to the Definitive Healthcare Long Term Care database. ALFs are senior living residences that provide limited assistance with daily activities. ALF profiles display specific clinical metrics common across all facilities including total beds, delivery of mental health services, and state license detail.

New Physician Drug Deciles: Physician profiles now include a new visual representation of prescription drug data, in which physicians are ranked by decile based on individual prescribing volume within key drug classes. Users gain enhanced insight into relative prescriber volumes of crucial drug classes, such as opioids, antidepressants, and ACE inhibitors. These new rankings can be found with the other prescription drug data in the Physicians product.

New Hospice Utilization Data: Over 4,000 hospice profiles now feature new clinical and demographic information, providing further insight into the types of patients that utilize hospice services. These metrics include information on primary diagnoses, charges and payments, days of care, site of service, and other demographic information. This new data can be found on the financial and clinical metrics tab for hospices.

September 13 2017

Improved Global Search Functionality: The global search functionality has been enhanced to deliver a more targeted and precise list of search results by provider type.

Improved Hospitals Search Page: The main search within the Hospital Database has been redesigned to better organize filters and showcase all the search options available. Users no longer have to scroll down the web page and expand sections, but instead can find the right metrics to filter on at a quick glance.

Daily Entries for News, RFPs and CONs Made Easier to Read: Product pages displaying opportunities like news articles highlighting acquisitions or RFPs focused on new construction projects are now easier to read, making it quick to digest the most important information and stay up-to-date.

Account Settings and Help Center Pages Made Easier to Navigate: Account settings, the help center, and product resources pages like the glossary have a new and improved look.

Consolidated Hospital & Health System Purchasing Information: All purchasing-related information for Hospitals & Health Systems can now be found together on a new “Purchasing” tab. With an aim to bring all related data together, this tab includes details on purchasing organization memberships, key purchasing metrics, and relevant CONs and RFPs.

New Geographic Patient Characteristics: A variety of demographic, clinical, and utilization metrics have been added to CBSA, state, and region profiles in the Hospital Database. This information is located on the “Patient Characteristics” tab, providing new insights into patient population characteristics based on residence.

New Data on Physician Groups Participating in Value-Based Care: Data on Physician Groups participating in the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM) or Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiatives are now available in the Physician Group Database. Program participation is searchable by key filters to identify the providers committed to providing higher quality and more highly coordinated care at the same or lower cost to Medicare.

Enhancements to the Physician Database: through Definitive’s proprietary analytics, more than 40,000 physicians have now been tagged as “Hospitalists” based on key practice attributes. In addition, newly released 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System measures are available in Physician profiles and include reporting on cancer metrics and use of tobacco cessation interventions among young adults.

Home Health Agency Clinical Information: New Medicare-specific clinical metrics have been added to Home Health Agency (HHA) profiles to allow users to see the breakout of episodes a patient might have. HHA related claims are now characterized in three categories based on episode type: Originating Claims, Continuation of Care (e.g., no break in care), and Resumption of Care (e.g. break in care).

Newly Available Hospice Quality Information: Quality metrics from the CMS Hospice Quality Reporting Program are available for the first time and displayed on a new “Quality Metrics” tab in Hospice profiles, sharing insights into these organizations and comparisons across locations.

More Clinical Information on Canadian Hospitals: To gain insights on Hospital and patient characteristics in the Canadian market, clinical information has been added to the profiles in the Canada Database.

June 27 2017

Reordering of Profiles Tabs: To enhance product usability and improve the flow of intelligence, the tabs in each profile have been reordered across all databases. Tabs are now grouped together by type of data, making it easier for users to effectively navigate the breadth of information. Specifically, information on Executives, Financials, Affiliations, News, and Technology appears first in company profiles, followed by in depth claims analytics and quality metrics.

Expansion of Population Health Analytics to Clinics & Long Term Care Databases: Population health analytics are now available for Renal Dialysis Facilities, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Heath Centers, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Home Health Agencies, and Hospices. With the focus on optimizing outpatient services and delivering care outside of hospitals, population health analytics provide insights on where patients seek care across the continuum and where there is potential leakage to unaffiliated providers.

New Physician Search Analytics for Hospital-Based Services: Four new search capabilities have been added to the Physicians database, providing new ways to analyze the physician universe and the care they deliver in both the hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. The new searches allow for analysis by the attending or operating physician and draw insights on the procedures performed and diagnoses treated.

Enhanced MSSP ACO Information: Total assigned ACO beneficiaries by Medicare enrollment type are now available by county for Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs in the Connected Care database. This geographic information provides insight into possible regional influence of an ACO. Additionally, with the creation of the SNF Three Day Admission Rule Waiver, a new designation has been established for the MSSP ACOs that have met the waiver standards. The waiver allows qualified ACOs to admit patients into associated SNFS without a prior three day inpatient hospital stay.

Updated Physician CPT Data: Physician Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) data has been updated to reflect procedures billed in 2015, the most recently available data.

April 13 2017

Enhanced Physician Claims Data: Outpatient diagnosis and procedural data has been added to physician profiles to provide an additional dimension of institutional care. Newly added Medicare-specific metrics include diagnosis/procedure volume along with associated charges and payments. ICD-9 diagnosis data is available along with a breakdown by facility where the individual was the attending physician. CPT/HCPCS procedural data is available with a breakdown by facility where the individual was the attending or operating physician.

Addition of Clinic Referral Analytics: Facility referral analytics have been enhanced with the addition of referral patterns to and from Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, and Renal Dialysis Facilities. This newly released data can be found on all hospital, long term care, and clinic facility profiles and includes number of referrals to/from each clinic along with the number of unique beneficiaries and associated charges and payments.

March 14 2017

Introduction of Quarterly Claims Data: The addition of “Year-to-Date” (YTD) inpatient and outpatient procedural and diagnosis data provides a more up-to-date view of utilization at facilities as well as at a market level. Quarterly data is currently available through Q2 2016 on profiles including Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and select Clinics facilities, as well as Hospital Analytics searches.

Enhanced Outpatient Physician Data: Outpatient Claims Analytics has been enhanced with the addition of Medicare physician-level diagnosis and procedure data. A breakdown of attending and operating physicians is available for each CPT/HCPCS procedure performed at the selected facility during the 2015 calendar year, along with a breakdown of procedures by physician. Attending physician data is available for each ICD-9 diagnosis code reported at the facility, along with a breakdown of diagnoses by attending physician.

Identifying Physician Leaders: With the rise of physicians taking on roles beyond the delivery of patient care, Definitive has added a new feature to its executive searches and facility profiles to find these contacts more easily. This new executive data helps to understand how physicians serve as leaders across various facility types and filter down to the right set of key clinical decision makers.

Additional Quality Measures: A variety of newly released quality metrics are now available in VA Hospital profiles. In addition, hospital profiles now contain historical information on readmission reduction rates.


February 02 2017

Universal Provider Search by DHC ID - The search bar at the top right of the site now supports the ability to search for providers based on Definitive IDs (Definitive Healthcare’s Unique Identifier).

January 6 2017

Introduction of Episode of Care Analytics - Profiles in the Hospital and Long Term Care databases now display Episode of Care analytics for the bundled payment initiatives developed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Covering episodes addressed under both the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement and Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement programs, Definitive offers analytics on 52 distinct episodes – taking administrative claims data and aggregating information in meaningful ways for the purpose of more advanced analysis. New insights within facility profiles share detail on the patient journey and types of care received along with associated costs and rates of utilization. Furthermore, the analysis provides a comparison to other facilities in the same region as well as nationally.

New Hospital Quality Data - A variety of newly released quality metrics are now available in Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital and Long Term Acute Care Hospital profiles. In addition, hospital profiles now contain FY 2017 Hospital Acquired Condition data.


December 21 2016

Enhanced Medicare Referral Analytics - Further analysis of claims data follows how Medicare patients move from physicians to clinics, including renal dialysis, federally qualified health centers, and rural health centers. Updated analytics explore counts, charges, and payments for referred patients across increasing windows of time and whether care is being provided within affiliated networks or systems.

Introduction of Medicare Claims with ICD-10 Coding - The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes has been a significant shift for providers across the entire landscape and was officially implemented as of October 1, 2015. With the adoption of new coding, more claims data is now available within the Hospital, Long-Term Care, and Clinics Databases to reflect billing under the new system for Medicare patients for the final quarter of 2015. The partial year of claims with ICD-10 codes is available alongside the full year of 2015 claims with ICD-9 codes.

Additional Quality Measures - For hospitals across the nation, FY2017 data is now available for efficiency performance and domain scores under the Value Based Purchasing program, focusing on average spend per Medicare patient. For renal dialysis centers, there are 6 new patient experience measures now available to capture individual facility performance and stack it against both state and national averages. New measures cover how patients rate their physicians, the center providing care, communication, and much more.

October 27 2016

Addition of Urgent Care Clinics - our Clinics database now provides key information on nearly 10,000 urgent care clinics and 500 urgent care corporations across the United States, bringing Definitive closer to its goal of providing intelligence on every type of healthcare provider across the entire continuum of care. This update to the database features robust data including affiliations, mapping, population health metrics, and access to care statistics.

Refreshed Quality Data and Newly Added Metrics - quality metrics across the product suite have been refreshed with the most recent data reporting from October 2016. Additionally, new quality metrics are now available, including the Home Health Agency Quality of Patient Care Star Rating and Hospital Compare Colonoscopy Process of Care Measures.

October 13 2016

Enhanced Executive Search Capabilities – searching for executive contacts across the Definitive database is now easier and more flexible! Each search enables you to filter key decision makers by standardized roles across main functional areas, ranging from important titles like “chief financial officer” to “director of purchasing” to “pharmacy manager”. More than 100 standardized titles are available to target the right list executives for your business initiatives.

Expanded Physician Group Technology Data – Physician Group profiles now display key technologies utilized at the group level alongside technologies utilized by individual member physicians, covering critical implementations like Electronic Health Records, Clinical Systems, and Data Sharing & Management. With this new data, users now have insights on the most commonly utilized vendors within a medical practice.

Updated Medicare ACO Performance Metrics – the latest financial and quality metrics for the 2015 performance year are now available for 392 organizations participating in the Medicare ACO models. New data includes information on quality reporting, payment and investment details, per capita expenditures, plus much more.

June 2 2016

New Clinics Product - Definitive’s new Clinics database provides key business intelligence on over 22,000 clinics across the US, tracking data on Federally Qualified Health Centers, Renal Dialysis Clinics, and Rural Health Centers. Subscribers can search and filter the database by numerous characteristics including clinic type, facility characteristics, procedure volumes, financial metrics, and relationships for immediate access to detailed profiles.

Enhanced Medicare Referral Analytics - New analysis of claims data identifying facility-to-facility referral relationships that follow how Medicare patients move from one provider to another; for example, tracking referrals from an acute hospital to a nursing facility or rehab hospital. Updated analytics explore counts, charges, and payments for referred patients and whether care is being provided within affiliated networks or systems.

More Robust Reporting Capabilities - The new report builder interface offers users the ability to quickly customize reports with data fields from Definitive’s vast database, making it even easier and faster to export data and deliver key business insights. Subscribers can build and save report templates by easily selecting multiple data fields and even have the chance to preview their reports before exporting. Be sure to try out this new functionality and reach out to your account manager with any questions, as the existing Export to Excel function will soon be retired from product search pages.

Additional Physician & Physician Group Locations - More than 213,000 physician locations and 18,000 physician group locations have been added to the respective products, ensuring users have a complete picture of where doctors are practicing and care is delivered. This exclusive data is based on hundreds of hours of primary research by Definitive analysts.

Access to New CMS Quality Measures for SNFs and ASCs - For skilled nursing facilities, new quality measures are now available, tracking rates of successful discharges to the community or re-admissions back to hospitals for short-stay and long-stay residents. For ambulatory surgery centers, subscribers now have access to new performance metrics from CMS' Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting program, including measures such as rates of patient burns or falls relative to state and national averages.

Shareholder Status of GPO Members - GPO profiles now display member shareholder status designation for purchasing relationships.