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VCU Health Overcomes Interoperability Challenges on way to eCQM Success

Reporting eCQMs to CMS under budget and three months early seemed like a pipe dream to Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Challenges with interoperability and immature technology prevented their successful submission of eCQMs … until recently.

Read about how VCU turned it around and successfully submitted their eCQMs to CMS this year.

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Using Data Validation to Detect Differences Between Electronic and Abstracted Quality Measures

CMS mandated electronic submission of 4 electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) for hospitals to fulfill part of their Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program requirements. The team at Wooster Community Hospital understood the significance of this change and used Medisolv’s ENCOR quality reporting and management solution to implement a process to validate, monitor and ultimately improve their eCQM results.

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Using Predictive Analytics to Reduce Readmissions

Since the inception of the Affordable Care Act in 2011, studies have highlighted the alarming cost and rate of unplanned and early hospital readmissions, and its overall impact on health care in the United States. To avoid facing such penalties, and to enhance the level of care provided overall, hospitals have begun to look into different methods for identifying patients with a higher risk for unplanned readmissions prior to discharge.

This business case highlights one hospital’s journey using Medisolv’s predictive analytics software to identify patients who are at high-risk for readmission.

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How Finger Lakes Health System Created a Culture of Quality

The shift from a fee-for-service to pay-for-performance model has caused hospitals to redefine what it means to be a quality-focused organization. Normally siloed departments of IT, quality, finance and administration have had to embrace a new culture of collaboration to achieve the government mandated quality standards that are now directly tied to revenue.

 

This business case features Finger Lakes Health System who set out to refine their organization’s focus through education, collaboration and technology, and to create a new culture of quality.

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Transitioning from CART to ENCOR for Abstracted Core Measures

Many Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) using the free CMS abstraction and Reporting Tool (CART) are turning to more advanced abstraction technology in order to improve reporting and keep up with the changing regulatory environment. They are finding the cost of this transition is quickly recaptured in time and resource savings and improved quality and patient care.

 

This business case features three hospitals that went through this transition and successfully improved their workflows, efficiency and Abstractor satisfaction.

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Connecting IT, Staff and Technology to Share Actionable Data Intelligencea

Ed Ricks was responsible for assessing the health and usefulness of Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s data. When he discovered that their EHR data was under-utilized, he set about to change this. Ed used Medisolv Business Intelligence and Analytics software program, RAPID, to successfully extract and use the hospital’s data. Read about Beaufort Memorial Hospital’s journey with Medisolv.

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Turning Raw Patient Data into Life-Saving Insights

[Reprinted with permission from Microsoft for Work blog, May, 2015] Technology has come a long way since the 1970s. It’s a fairly obvious statement, but one that’s under appreciated, especially when human lives are on the line. Technology has revolutionized the way Deborah Rodgers approaches her job—and has transformed the level of care that hospital patients in Duncan, Oklahoma, receive.

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