Posts by Lantana Group Editor

2019 NHSN Annual Training

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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Predictable Reporting: 13 sites, 7 EHRs, 65 measures submitted to State Medicaid

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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Predictable Reporting: Community Pharmacists as Care Team Members within the Medical Neighborhood

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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Improving Public Health through Public Reporting

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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2018 ID Week Conference

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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Long Term and Post Acute Care (LTPAC) Summit – 2015

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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FHIR CDA Position Statement and Roadmap

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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2014 WEDI Summer Forum – Consolidated CDA R2

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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Are Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified EHRs ready for interoperability? Findings from the SMART C-CDA Collaborative

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…

Read More “C-CDA Endoscopy, or Improving Clinical Document Exchange” by David Kreda and Joshua Mandel

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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