Customer Spotlight: VCU Health Overcomes Interoperability Challenges On Way to eCQM Success
Like most providers, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) in Richmond, Virginia experienced a lot of pressure and uncertainty in preparing for its first mandatory Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submissions. Unlike most, VCUHS also felt frustration due to two previous unsuccessful attempts at eCQM implementations.
VCUHS was an early adopter of electronic health records and first attempted eCQM implementation in 2012 with help from its quality reporting vendor, using the vendor’s reporting software. In that project, the health system and vendor together were unable to extract the data necessary for eCQMs from VCUHS’ systems. In an attempt to solve that problem, VCUHS contracted with its EHR provider. While strides were made in data abstraction, this effort was not a full success…
eCQMS 101: GETTING STARTED WITH ELECTRONIC CLINICAL QUALITY MEASURES (ECQMS)
APRIL 18, 2017
1 P.M. ET | 12 NOON CT | 10 A.M. PT
In this session, you will learn all about eCQMs – Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. This webinar will provide useful information for those involved with the collection and reporting of eCQMs including quality leadership, IT professionals and clinicians.
Participants will learn about what makes up an eCQM, how they are implemented and how to analyze your results for your best submission to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.
You will leave with an understanding of the following:
- Understand the purpose of eCQMs
- Identify the differences between Electronic measures and Abstracted measures
- Define common quality reporting terms and vernacular
- Recognize the process of implementing an eMeasure
- Identify the main quality reporting programs and their basic requirements