It’s hard to believe QTR 4, 2016 is well under way. Hospitals are starting to validate QRDA data for reporting electronic Clinical Quality Measures (CQM). The alignment of CQM reporting for the EHR incentive program and Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program has not come without many challenges, including several months of preparation and changes to make it happen.
If you are a nurse or involved with quality at your healthcare organization, you know that quality reporting is complicated. Your primary responsibility is to provide the best quality care, but you have the additional task to report on value-based care to CMS.
As a nurse, I’m used to interpreting patient orders full of abbreviations & jargon. Acronyms, Latin abbreviations, and documentation shortcuts coined by nurses in the world of paper charting; one could think clinicians speak a different language. But then there’s CMS semantics...
After my Internet was down for a week and I had to use my iPhone® Hotspot to do demonstrations for hospitals, it got me thinking about the relationship of technology regardless of the use.During this outage, it was so frustrating to deal with the support team for my carrier. The supervisor finally said, “to escalate the issue I will have to do a paper ticket.”
The Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) is a key quality standard reviewed by CMS. Below are three reasons why your healthcare organization should be tracking and analyzing this important requirement.
I am sure we were all sad to see actress Patty Duke die as a result of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sepsis is the body's "overwhelming and life-threatening response" to an infection. It can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis can be spurred by any type of infection, even a minor one, and occurs when germs enter a person's body and multiply, causing illness and organ and tissue damage.
For the last several years, Iatric Systems Visual SmartBoard™ has been helping healthcare organizations detect the early signs for sepsis. Identifying sepsis requires examining multiple clinical measures, which can be difficult when the information is buried in multiple reports that could be many hours old. If a physician isn’t able to put all the pieces together or doesn’t have access to all the information in a timely manner, he or she can be blindsided.
Some companies’ products seem like they were always meant to be, making perfect sense. One such example is Apple’s iPhone, which, like its iPod predecessor, is essentially a small computer made up of hardware running an OS with various applications. These are the things Apple was always good at.
If you are a nurse or involved with quality at your healthcare organization, you know that quality reporting is complicated. Your primary responsibility is to provide the best quality care, but you...Read More
For the last several years, Iatric Systems Visual SmartBoard™ has been helping healthcare organizations detect the early signs for sepsis. Identifying sepsis requires examining multiple clinical...Read More