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AHA, HIMSS Discuss CMS Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule

June 22, 2017

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and HIMSS have voiced their support for the CMS 2018 proposed rule simplifying the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for physicians and eligible clinicians. The two… read more

Toolkit for Improving Perinatal Safety

June 22, 2017

AHRQ’s new Toolkit for Improving Perinatal Safety helps hospitals to reduce maternal and neonatal harm that may result from poor communication and system failures. The customizable toolkit for improving perinatal safety supports labor and delivery unit implementation of three pillars: teamwork and communication skills, perinatal safety strategies, and in situ simulation training. The toolkit builds …

Trusted Content from Can Improve Patient Portals

June 22, 2017

By Lana Moriarty, Director of Consumer eHealth, ONC and Linda Harris, Director, Division of Health Communication and eHealth, ODPHP  The ONC Patient Engagement (PE) Playbook was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to help healthcare professionals use health information technology (health IT) to provide better care to patients. The PE Playbook focuses specifically on …

Epic Clinical Documentation Module Utilizes AI Solution

June 22, 2017

Epic’s clinical documentation improvement (CDI) module NoteReader will now utilize artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for automated physician feedback. M*Model and its embedded M*Modal Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) technology, including its… read more

Getting USPSTF Recommendations to You and Your Patients

June 21, 2017

By Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Amanda E. Borsky, DrPH, MPP, Dissemination & Implementation Advisor, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) plays a role unlike any other in the Nation’s health care system. This independent body of volunteer medical experts …

CMS Rule Simplifies Quality Payment Program Requirements

June 21, 2017

CMS yesterday issued an unpublished version of a proposed rule modifying the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), as required by MACRA, in an effort to simplify the… read more

How Surescripts Approaches Patient Safety Improvements

June 21, 2017

Accurate patient identification and data retrieval is crucial to ensuring patient safety in care delivery. The potential repercussions of misidentification range from adverse drug reactions to inadvertent patient harm resulting… read more

Two New Healthix HIE Connections Improve Patient EHR Exchange

June 20, 2017

The health information exchange (HIE) Healthix in New York recently connected to Northwell Health and Mount Sinai Health System using InterSystems Healthshare information exchange platform to enable improved patient data… read more

Doctor Shares Components of a Successful EHR Implementation

June 20, 2017

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group Robert M. Pearl, MD relayed his experiences installing an Epic EHR system ten years… read more

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