EHR Evolutionary Scale

By Erin Heilman. Posted Jan 05, 2018 in Quality Reporting, MACRA/MIPS Program, Academy, IQR Program

Has your organization evolved?

More specifically, has your organization's use of its EHR evolved? In the primal beginning of EHR use, it was generally a way for hospitals to capture transactions. Over the years, the true power of the EHR has evolved to be a much more sophisticated system, by which hospitals can catapult themselves into the Modern Age. 

So where do you fall along this EHR Evolutionary Scale? Have you advanced enough to use your EHR to help measure the quality of care at your organization? Or are you stuck in the Stone Age, as the upright ape, merely using the EHR to deliver clinical data to providers?

All hospitals fall somewhere along this spectrum, but only the most advanced can truly claim to use their EHR to measure the quality of care at their organization. Of course to do this, your system must have a way to accurately capture your Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. But it's not enough to merely capture the measures; this type of advancement requires an entire team dedicated to maintain, improve and analyze measure results. Without these elements in place, you can never hope to truly reach an advanced EHR state. 

So honestly, where do you fall? And if you aren't advanced, what will it take to move your organization to that level?

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Ok, yes, I concede that the EMRAM score is a much more accurate way to measure the extent to which you use your EHR, but don't you think the monkeys are cuter?


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ECQMS 101: GETTING STARTED WITH ELECTRONIC CLINICAL QUALITY MEASURES (ECQMS)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT | 10 a.m. PT

In this session, you will learn all about eCQMs – Electronic Clinical Quality Measures. This webinar will provide useful information for those involved with the collection and reporting of eCQMs including quality leadership, IT professionals and clinicians.

Participants will learn about what makes up an eCQM, how they are implemented and how to analyze your results for your best submission to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting Program.

You will leave with an understanding of the following:

  1. Understand the purpose of eCQMs
  2. Identify the differences between Electronic measures and Abstracted measures
  3. Define common quality reporting terms and vernacular
  4. Recognize the process of implementing an eMeasure
  5. Identify the main quality reporting programs and their basic requirements

 

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Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Director for Medisolv, Inc.

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