For U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Erin O’Leary along with Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, FIDSA, presented the 2019 NHSN Annual Hospital Survey results for the antibiotic stewardship program Core Element uptake. They also provided practical suggestions for enhancing stewardship activities in critical access hospitals. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA from CDC’s Division Quality Healthcare Promotion and Natalia…

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Our CMS Hospital Quality Initiatives Public Reporting Support Contract team (Chris Truman, Larissa Mennen, and Ruby Nash) were invited to present a 15-20 minute overview of the project for the MIDS c3 Forum. The team presented a program overview (including history of this task order), task order purpose and scope, primary tasks and deliverable, upcoming…

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Rick Geimer led the Transactions to Transformation Session at the WEDI Winter Conference. The session began with an exercise on creating patient demographics using the FHIR API, explained how X12 and FHIR work together, and shared an overview of various industry IGs including Argonaut, US Core and Da Vinci.

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Zabrina Gonzaga and Marla Throckmorton presented this poster at the Summer Institute of Nursing Informatics (SINI) to provide an overview of electronic care plan standards, strategies to identify clinically-relevant and meaningful concepts for exchange, identify the benefits of adoption, and suggest how to increase implementation and use. Electronic care plans can improve efficiency and resolve…

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Amy Webb presented on NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option – Implementation, Validation & Analysis at the APIC 2019 Annual Conference. The presentation described the required data elements for submission into the NHSN AU Option, identified examples of how to validate AU data before and after submission to NHSN, and outlined the AU Option analysis reports.

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Laura Blum presented Lessons Learned from Validation of Electronically-Submitted National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use (AU) Option Data at 2019 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. Hospital participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use (AU) surveillance increased exponentially…

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Lynn Perrine and Angela Flanagan participated in the Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series. Lynn presented AMI on 1/29 and EDHI on 3/5, and Angela presented ED-1 & ED-2 on 2/12. The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards…

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The Lantana Team presented two sessions at the NHSN Annual Training in March 2019. Wendy Wise, MPH, PMP presented on NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option reporting and analysis and Amy Webb, MPH, CHES presented on and Antimicrobial Resistance Option reporting and analysis. 

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Zabrina Gonzaga co-created these three posters, accepted as part of the Academy Health Conference in June 2019, which describe the results of the Home Health CMS Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) field test conducted from 2016-2017. The PROMIS – OASIS Comparison: First Steps for Post-Acute Care Data Collection with Patient Reported Outcomes poster describes…

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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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This comprehensive tutorial covers FHIR documents; C-CDA on FHIR and US Core; Converting, managing, and validating FHIR documents; and Current/Future Work and Resources.  

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In this tutorial, Rick Geimer covers the history and need for the Consolidated CDA guide; Use cases for each document type; How to read and understand the guide; Similarities and differences with past work; and Available tools and resources  

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In this tutorial, Rick Geimer covers CDA, C-CDA, and FHIR documents; discusses the relationship between C-CDA-on-FHIR and the US Core; conversion between formats; and presented a live walk-through of samples and conversions.  

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