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Aligning CDS and Quality Measurement

Jane Metzger, Research Principal, and Marta Arthur, Principal Researcher, CSC. For most hospitals, the dust is settling on Stage 1 of meaningful use and efforts have turned to Stage 2. The time is right to start tying individual elements of meaningful use into a more comprehensive and unified strategy that sets the stage for using the EHR more deliberately...

Trends in Clinical Quality Measurement

Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Texas Health Resources, and Maggie Lohnes, HIMSS. As progress toward healthcare reform continues, clinical quality measurement will grow in importance. This teleconference reviews the key roles of measure stewards, the National Quality Forum, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, along with other key stakeholders. Important trends in clinical quality measurement, including...

Quality Measurement 101 for HIT Professionals

Lou Diamond, MD, Vice President and Medical Director, Healthcare, Thomson Reuters. Learn the essentials you need to know to support successful Quality Initiatives. This session reviews the basic dimensions of quality, definitions and uses of evidence-based medicine, and the basics of clinical performance measures. Dr. Diamond also provides a summary of the ARRA HIT and quality measurement requirements,...

Patient Activation: Measurement, Outcomes, and Implications for Models of Care

Val Overton, DNP, VP Quality and Innovation, Fairview Medical Group.  Hear how Fairview has implemented the measurement of patient activation and their early findings related to cost, quality, and patient experience.  Val shares how Fairview is utilizing activation measurement in care processes, risk stratification, training for staff, and the development of the patient portal initiative. Dr. Overton's initial research...

Health System National Quality and Efficiency Benchmarks: Value of BI

Jean Chenoweth, Senior Vice President, 100 Top Hospitals Programs, Thomson Reuters. The Thomson Reuters "100 Top Hospitals" Health System Quality/Efficiency Benchmarks study sets a new standard for transparency using scalable data to measure and objectively compare quality and efficiency across health systems as single organizations. Hear the study findings, as well as the important questions it raises regarding the...

Getting More out of Analytics with NLP

Rebecca Jacobson MD, MS, FACMI, VP Analytics, UPMC Enterprises.  Measuring healthcare quality is foundational to improving it. However, measuring quality is difficult and expensive, with some of the most important data buried in free text fields and clinical notes. This session focuses on the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to more efficiently measure healthcare quality and drive quality improvements in MIPS and HEDIS measures. Dr. Jacobson...

John Chang, MD

John Chang, MD
John Chang is the Senior Vice President, Head Clinical Team, at Zynx Health. In this role, he oversees the methodology, development, and maintenance of evidence-based and experience-based clinical content used in Zynx solutions that support healthcare organizations’ achievement of their quality and financial goals. Dr. Chang brings to Zynx Health over 20 years of clinical, operations, and healthcare research experience...

2003 Spring Conference

2003 Spring Conference Renovating Healthcare Delivery Thursday, April 3 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Executive Focus Sessions Nursing Focus: “Technology Essentials for Patient Care Leaders” Emily Welebob, RN, MS, Senior Manager, First Consulting Group, Baltimore, MD, Facilitator Dave Dimond, Vice President, First Consulting Group, Boston, MA, Contributor Jeanette Polaschek, RN, Director of Informatics, Cedars-Sinai Health System, Los Angeles, CA, Contributor Christine Schifiliti, RN, MS, Corporate Manager, Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Systems, Partners HealthCare System, Inc., Boston, MA, Contributor GROUP BIOS Physician Focus: “Advancing Clinical Excellence:  Charting a Path” ...

2012 Fall Forum

2012 Fall Forum Creating Value Through Meaningful Use 2.0 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 7:30 - 8 am Continental Breakfast 8 - 8:05 am Welcome to Scottsdale Institute's 2012 Fall Forum Don Wegmiller, Chairman, Scottsdale Institute and Chairman, C-Suite Resources AUDIO 8:05 - 8:15 am Memorial Hermann as a High Reliability Organization M. Michael Shabot, MD, System CMO, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System PRESENTATION | AUDIO 8:15 - 9 am Keynote: Opportunities and Challenges in Reforming Healthcare Dan Wolterman,...

Performance Scorecard at Methodist Le Bonheur, Part II

Paula Jacobs, VP Process Improvement & Innovation, and David Deas, Director, Innovation and Knowledge Analytics, Methodist Le Bonheur.  This session reviews the innovative quality measurement system used by a six-hospital healthcare system as a strategy to achieve top decile performance across all service lines. Performance Scorecard, an expanded Balanced Scorecard model, was developed in 2015 to ensure efficient, transparent,...