Merry Medisolving: Featuring Pella Regional Health Center

How can you ensure that the physicians at your organization are getting the education needed to succeed in quality reporting? Pella Regional Health Center can take a stab at that one.

In this article, we feature Amanda Schwerdtfeger, clinical informatics advisor at Pella Regional Health Center in Pella, Iowa.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Habersham Medical Center

Is it possible to successfully abstract and report on a challenging measure like Sepsis? Contrary to popular belief, yes. But as Rachel Lewallen and Priscilla Adams put it, “It takes a village!”

In this article, we feature Rachel and Priscilla from Habersham Medical Center in Demorest, Georgia. As two medical professionals who are responsible for performance improvement, they understand the importance of keeping all departments in their organization on the same page.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Lane Regional

What’s the key to improving the quality of care at your hospital? Lane Regional knows first-hand what it takes to make significant performance improvements.

In this article, we feature Kathy Bergeron who is tasked with performance improvement at Lane Regional. With a reduced Medicare reimbursement on the line, Kathy and her team pay close attention to their quality performance.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Lynn Miller

Featuring: Lynn Miller from Doylestown Health

Name: Lynn Miller
Job Title: Director of Applications
Hospital: Doylestown Health
Favorite holiday tradition: We get oranges from Florida and then my husband makes fresh squeezed orange juice every year for the holidays. It’s those traditions that I didn’t even know I was creating when my kids were young.
Hot chocolate with or without marshmallows: No marshmallows…whipped cream!

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Pella Regional Health Center Exceeds Expectations for Year One of MIPS

In 2017, Pella Regional Health Center needed to gear up for a new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that would either incentivize or penalize their physicians based on performance: MIPS. But how?  

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital

The Rothman Institute started 30 years ago and has grown to include over 130 specialty orthopaedic doctors. There are locations all throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but for this story we head to Bensalem, PA. A town just outside of Philadelphia. This specialty hospital is known for excellent patient outcomes. But capturing and reporting on those excellent outcomes wasn’t always easy for them.

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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Beaufort Memorial Hospital

Would you say your Quality team loves your IT team or vice versa? Ok, maybe not love, but how about like? Do they get along? Or perhaps your Quality and IT teams generally have very little interaction. This week we take you to a hospital whose Quality and IT teams have invested in the communication between the two teams allowing them to achieve significantly high eCQM performance.
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Merry Medisolving: Featuring Melissa Folse


Featuring: Melissa Folse from Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Name: Melissa Folse, RN
Job Title: Quality Review Clinician
Hospital: Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Favorite Holiday Cookie: Praline
If she could be a reindeer, she’d choose: Dancer

Ever have someone call you "Sha bae bae?" Or maybe they've said to you, “Would you like another cup of coffee, Mae Sha?” No? Well, me either. That is, until I headed way down south into Louisiana to learn some of the Cajun way. Here I found a hospital so dedicated to its employees and community, that it's not uncommon to find employees with tenures longer than 20 years.

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Hospitals Compare Abstracted and Electronic Measures: Which is a better reflection of care?

For years, hospitals have relied on manually abstracting their quality measures to get an accurate picture of their hospital’s quality of patient care. Over the last five years or so, the attention has shifted to Electronic Clinical Quality Measures or eCQMs. This shift has intensified since 2016 when CMS, followed by The Joint Commission, started requiring eCQM data submission to successfully complete their quality reporting programs.

This left us wondering, “how do hospitals feel about their chart-abstracted measures in light of this inclusion of eCQM data?” 

This week, we reveal the results of our recent survey of Medisolv hospitals and how they feel about these two types of quality measures.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) Becomes an eCQM Rock Star

VCUHS hated eCQMs. After two unsuccessful attempts to implement eCQMs, they were feeling a lot of frustration leading up to the year 2016 . That was the first year in which eCQM submission was mandatory.
In one year, VCUHS transformed their hospital from eCQM dysfunction to eCQM excellence. They met the new mandate and now use eCQMs to drive performance improvement.
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