VCU Health Overcomes Interoperability Challenges On Way to eCQM Success

By Erin Heilman. Posted Feb 03, 2017 in Quality Reporting, Academy, IQR Program, Customer Spotlight

Like most providers, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) in Richmond, Virginia experienced a lot of pressure and uncertainty in preparing for its first mandatory Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) submissions. Unlike most, VCUHS also felt frustration due to two previous unsuccessful attempts at eCQM implementations.

VCUHS was an early adopter of electronic health records and first attempted eCQM implementation in 2012 with help from its quality reporting vendor, using the vendor’s reporting software. In that project, the health system and vendor together were unable to extract the data necessary for eCQMs from VCUHS’ systems. In an attempt to solve that problem, VCUHS contracted with its EHR provider. While strides were made in data abstraction, this effort was not a full success...

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Overcoming Challenges with eCQMs


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How easy was it for your hospital to submit the required four eCQMs to the CMS Inpatient Quality Reporting program this year? Well if you are like most hospitals, it might not have been a walk in the park. More like a juggling act performed while hiking up Mount Everest … in a raging snow storm.

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Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman

Erin Heilman is the Marketing Manager for Medisolv, Inc.

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