Lantana’s Clinical Advisory Council was published on American Nurses Association’s A Year of Stories with their story on how Nurse Informaticists contribute to the fight against COVID-19.

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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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Reporting on the usage and growing resistance to antimicrobials is a key objective for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In 2017, they engaged Lantana to encourage and support hospital reporting of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare and Safety Network (NHSN). Lantana…

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I first thought SAS was a coding program used for cleaning up and validating large amounts of data and for generating reports. Since I had never coded before, it seemed too complicated, and I thought I could just use Excel as a data analysis tool. But SAS is more efficient than manually validating data or…

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Please register for the upcoming webinar here. As a reminder, the webinar will be held on December 16th at 11AM ET. Please hold this time on your calendar until you receive an e-mail with webinar information. If you have questions, please contact info@lantanagroup.com. 

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Lantana Consulting Group is pleased to announce that Nadine Shehab, PharmD, MPH has joined the company as Chief Scientist. Shehab will continue her work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where she provided leadership in adverse drug event (ADE) surveillance using a national public health surveillance system.

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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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A state HIE needed to find the most efficient path to meet quality reporting targets where each provider site had data that matched up differently against potential target measures. Lantana determined the shortest pathway to predictable, reliable reporting for each site. Our clinical analysts schematized the requirements across the set of potential measures, then assessed…

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Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), the primary care case management program for NC Medicaid, found that it needed consistent, structured, and coded data from its community pharmacy partners in the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN) in order to support quality metrics. During the initial years of CPESN pharmacy partnerships, community pharmacy encounters with…

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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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