Quality and Safety

CMS meaningful use requirements
By Bernie Monegain 10:18 am February 06, 2018
Hospitals can improve the overall process by getting the right people involved, institutions flexibility of data capture, and create a feedback loop.
PDMP data sharing
By Jessica Davis 03:49 pm February 02, 2018
Just four states haven't yet enrolled with the group, which aims to give providers the full prescribing history of patients to reduce opioid misuse and abuse.
CHIME opioid task force
By Mike Miliard 12:26 pm February 02, 2018
The group held its first meeting with some two dozen attendees this past week, and hopes to encourage even broader participation among its 2,500-plus members across the U.S. and abroad.
Epic EHR

Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Credit: YNHHEditor 

By Bernie Monegain 09:44 am February 01, 2018
The hospital worked with Epic to build a Capacity Command Center to synchronize data analytics to specific care services.
AI in healthcare

Vibin Roy, MD, medical director at the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation will speak at HIMSS18 about how the hospital uses AI to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests.

By Bill Siwicki 12:52 pm January 31, 2018
The automated model to predict risk of unplanned ICU transfers and cardiopulmonary arrests outperforms non-automated models, leading to improved care and patient safety.
Epic EHR
By Bernie Monegain 03:50 pm January 30, 2018
Cerner, athenahealth and Merge each score two Best in KLAS rankings.
CMS, VA partnership
By Jessica Davis 04:03 pm January 23, 2018
The collaboration aims to improve the VA’s ability to investigate fraud and wrongdoing in Veterans Affairs programs.
Medicare Shared Savings Program

A user-friendly dashboard for doctor’s to engage with data was key to lower readmissions and meet Medicare quality performance standards.

By Susan Morse 11:53 am January 23, 2018
Innovation Care Partners built a dashboard to engage physicians and offer financial incentives to use the tool and the combination has already resulted in lower readmissions.
advance care planning
By Jeff Lagasse 02:51 pm January 17, 2018
Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to access, and Community Manager Carol Robinson said doing so helps the organizations pursue the Triple Aim.
AMGA hires former Geisinger leader

John Kennedy, MD was named CMO at AMGA. Credit: Geisinger

By Mike Miliard 10:28 am January 17, 2018
John Kennedy, MD, an endocrinologist and longtime innovator in diabetes treatment, will also serve as president of the AMGA Foundation.

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