What is CQL? And Questions to Ask your Vendor

The start of the year is a time of transition...or is it? Shouldn’t we be able to just roll over into the next year and immediately start tracking what’s happening? Yes, of course. And maybe you're thinking you already do, but the question is, can you track your eCQMs starting on January 1 using the new specifications?

You may have heard a little bit about something called CQL in relation to eCQMs. Today we explain the basics of CQL and review how will it affect your quality reporting in 2019.

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Are You Ready For It? 12 Tips for HIMSS19

By Erin Heilman Posted Jan 28, 2019 in Academy, Medisolv Events

Every year, thousands of health care professionals descend upon one city for the biggest Health care IT conference of its kind. HIMSS is approaching quickly... are you ready for it? Over the years the number of attendees has grown. For 2019, HIMSS anticipates 50,000 conference attendees and 1,200 exhibitors.

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Six Dimensions of Data Fitness

How fit is your data? And what does it mean to have ‘fit’ data?

To understand data fitness, you need to first have a good understanding of data quality. A helpful and well-adopted definition of data quality throughout the data quality industry is the fitness to the purpose of use. In other words, the way that you use certain measures, analytics or reports defines its quality or integrity. So when it comes to evaluating your health care organization’s data fitness, you need to think about how fit each data element is for its ultimate purpose.

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A Note From Our CEO: The State of Health Care in 2019

The problems facing our health care system are numerous. As a former practicing physician, I’ve experienced first-hand what it’s like to feel pulled in 20 different directions – trying to cut costs while providing the best care possible for my patients. Now as CEO of a technology company, I have experienced the system from the other side. Even after 25 years of navigating our health care system as a physician, I found myself learning aspects of this complicated system all over again.

As I reflected on 2018, I realized how much health care played a role in many conversations. I share some of my observations regarding the current state of health care in America and attempt to make a few predictions for 2019.

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MIPS eCQMs vs Registry Measures: What’s the difference?

In the MIPS program, there are several different sets of quality measures that are available for the Quality category. You may have heard various terms thrown around: eCQM, Registry and QCDR. Depending upon your practice's situation, one of these "collection types" (as CMS refers to them) may be better suited for your needs. Typically most practices find themselves debating on whether they should use eCQMs or Registry measures for their Quality category data requirements. So what's the difference? 

Today, we are going to review the difference between these two common measure types.

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[E-BOOK] A Beginner's Guide to MIPS Year 3

This year is sure to bring many exciting changes, and yes, some difficult challenges to the health care space. But don't get bogged down. Start your year off right by getting a jump on your regulatory requirements. 

Did you know that you should already be tracking some of your MIPS measures ? Remember that there is a greater risk and reward factor this year, so your MIPS performance is more important than ever.

Medisolv has the tools to help your organization gear up for quality reporting success. In this FREE 24-page eBook, you’ll learn about MIPS Year 3 and find all the information needed to complete the program in 2019. 

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Our Most Popular Content of 2018

Can you believe another year has come and gone? 2018 was an interesting year in the health care space. It was full of changing policy decisions and technology innovations that will surely impact our health care system for years to come.

We’ve taken a look back at all of our content throughout the year and surfaced our most popular pieces of 2018.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Amanda Schwerdtfeger

 


Featuring: Amanda schwerdtfeger from Pella regional health center

Name: Amanda Schwerdtfeger
Job Title: Clinical Informatics Advisor
Hospital: Pella Regional Health Center
Favorite holiday tradition: Every year since I was little, we would find an entire weekend to dedicate to cookie baking! Many times, it was with another family, and we would bake literally hundreds of cookies and give them as gifts to neighbors and friends.  We made so many great memories and cookies too!
Cookies with a glass of milk...or cookies dunked in milk: Definitely dunked in milk!

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams

 


Featuring: Rachel Lewallen & Priscilla Adams from Habersham Medical Center

Name: Rachel Lewallen
Job Title: Performance Improvement Coordinator
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: Homemade ornaments from my child
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf:  Santa

Hospital: Habersham Medical Center

 

Name: Priscilla Adams
Job Title: Performance Improvement Manager
What's the best gift you ever got during the holidays: My daughter who was born on December 7
Would you rather take over for Santa or Elf on the Shelf: Elf on the Shelf
Hospital: Habersham Medical Center

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Kathy Bergeron

 


Featuring: Kathy Bergeron from Lane Regional

Name: Kathy Bergeron
Job Title: Performance Improvement Officer
Hospital: Lane Regional
If you had to listen to a holiday song on repeat for a week straight, which song would you choose: Oh Holy Night
Cookies or pie: Warm chocolate chip cookie

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