The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance system and Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS)/Yale Center for Medical Informatics today announced that they are collaborating on a project to demonstrate implementation readiness for end-to-end automation of hospital pandemic reporting from the Yale-New Haven Health to NHSN.

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Following our annual retreat in November 2019, Lantana created the Diversity and Inclusion Group (DIG) to promote policy changes and encourage diversity and inclusion company wide. We came up with the idea for the DIG during the retreat gallery walk session on the topic of Community. This discussion sparked interest in a focused effort on…

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects data from hospitals and other healthcare facilities nationwide which results in a good problem—a wealth of information without an effective way to use it to assess quality at the hospital level. The state of Maryland had publicly reported data which they need to consolidate for a…

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The Standardized Antimicrobial Administration Ratio (SAAR) is a risk-adjusted metric of antimicrobial use (AU) developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2015 as a tool for hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) to track and compare AU with a national benchmark. In 2018, CDC updated the SAAR by expanding the locations and…

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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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