Dr. Zahid Butt to Speak at HIMSS 2015 Quality Symposium

Zahid Butt, MD, FACG, Chief Executive Officer of Medisolv, Inc. and Chair HIMSS Performance Measurement Task Force, will be a featured panelist at a pre-conference symposium “Balancing Quality Reporting and Outcomes Improvement,” during the 2015 HIMSS  Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Butt will be one of three speakers during the “Measure Development, Specifications and Implementation” session of the Quality Symposium. Along with Michael Zaroukian, MD, PhD, and Sharon Giarrizzo-Wilson, MS, RN-BC, CNOR, Dr. Butt will discuss the electronic clinical quality measurement implementation process, including the incorporation of the measure specifications (review of new specifications, analysis of data sources, programming, testing, and certification), along with the process for customer implementation.

In addition to describing their role in defining and supporting standards improvements such as HQMF and QRDA I vs. III, the speakers during this session will discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining a partnership between implementers, providers, measure developers, and other key stakeholders to ensure the development and implementation of feasible eMeasures that support provider-friendly functionality.

The “Measure Development, Specifications and Implementation” session will begin at 12:45 p.m. CST on Sunday, April 12th, 2015, in room W194 of the McCormick Place
convention center.

About Zahid Butt, MD, FACG
Dr. Butt is a nationally recognized expert in EHR based quality measurement. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include healthcare data analytics for performance and clinical quality improvement. He serves on CMS’ and NQF Technical Expert Panels (TEP), charged with development and maintenance of Quality eMeasures (eCQMs) specifications and related standards.

About Medisolv, Inc.
Medisolv, Inc. is a national leader in the Quality Management and Patient Safety. Our quality management and reporting solution addresses electronic, abstracted and claims based quality measures. With our single quality reporting platform, Medisolv’s highly skilled staff provides end-to-end support from implementation to file submission of quality data to CMS and TJC. As CMS continues to move rapidly to align its quality programs around electronic reporting and use this data for both performance based reimbursement and public reporting, Medisolv is working with hundreds of hospitals and health systems to help them keep pace with CMS’ and TJC’s changing specifications, validate the accuracy of their eCQM information, and improve quality performance.

Erin Heilman