In 2007, as the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) was gearing up to collect information on healthcare associated infections (HAIs), they needed a mechanism to pull information captured in local infection control applications and EHRs without redundant data entry. The prevalent standards for data sharing could not easily model the reports and were not compatible…

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Amy Webb, MPH, CHES presented a poster comparing the first cohort of NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) Module reporting facilities to non-AUR reporting facilities at the 2018 ID Week Conference in October 2018.

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The LTPAC Summit was held in Baltimore, MD June 21-23, 2015. The LTPAC Health IT Collaborative has convened key HIT leaders, policy makers, leading providers, federal state grantees and other professional for the last decade to advance policies and initiatives to alight with the national healthcare strategy. The “LTPAC Across Care Settings” session demonstrated how…

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This position statement addresses the relationship between HL7’s Clinical Document Architecture (CDA) product line and the Fast Health Interoperability Resource (FHIR) product line. It was prepared jointly by Lantana Consulting Group—a recognized leader in the CDA community—and Grahame Grieve, Health Intersections, the FHIR project lead. This statement is not official policy. It is our hope…

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Lantana’s Russell Hamm alongside Durwin Day with Health Care Service Corporation and Eric Pupo from Deloitte led a session on Consolidated CDA (C-CDA) R2 at the 2014 WEDI Summer Forum. The session provided an overview of C-CDA R2, outlined key differences between past versions of C-CDA and C-CDA R2 and provided insight into expected changes and future…

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Upgrades to electronic health record (EHR) systems scheduled to be introduced in the USA in 2014 will advance document interoperability between care providers. Specifically, the second stage of the federal incentive program for EHR adoption, known as Meaningful Use, requires use of the Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture (C-CDA) for document exchange. In an effort to…

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In 2014, the industry will see wide-scale production and exchange of Consolidated CDA documents among healthcare providers. Indeed, live production of C-CDAs is already underway for anyone using a Meaningful Use 2014 certified EHR. C-CDA documents fuel several aspects of meaningful use, including transitions of care and patient-facing download and transmission. SMART Platforms Project is…

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During the week of the 2013 85th AHIMA Convention and Exhibit, Crystal Kallem presented, “Introduction to HIMSS Health Story Project,” teaching on the Project and its importance to your health, industry vendors, payers, research analysts, doctors and clinicians.

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Mike Tushan and John Baker presented SEE, which helps providers of long term/post acute care patients (LTPAC) gain a centralized view of patient information to deliver better care. A simple, elegant Web tool, SEE leverages HL7 CDA for meeting Meaningful Use of exchange documents. It gives providers a way easily to access, import, capture, and send patient health…

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