Posts by Lantana Group Editor

Introduction to HIMSS Health Story Project

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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Surrogate EHR Environment (SEE) Tool

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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HL7 Meaningful Use Stage 2: QRDA

This webinar provides an introduction to Quality Reporting Document Architecture – QRDA, the CDA-based standard for reporting patient quality data for one or more quality measures. Get the big picture on QRDAs, how to create them, and essential helpful tools for QRDAs.

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Making use of electronic data: The National Healthcare Safety Network eSurveillance Initiative

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), is developing a standard framework to support the electronic submission of health care-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial use and resistance (AUR). The article outlines three key challenges to collecting this data electronically and shares background and success stories on…

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APIC Announces New CDC Approach to HAI Reporting using CDA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…is developing a standards-based solution for transmission of health care-associated infection (HAI) data from existing commercial software systems to the agency’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). … CDC’s pilot project of the new solution in July and August, 2007 was the first field test of the Health Level…

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Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) Initiative Phase I Final Report

The Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) initiative results from a private collaboration sponsored by the Alliance for Pediatric Quality (Alliance), a joint effort of the American Academy of Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics, Child Health Corporation of America, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Its goal is to develop an…

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Implementing Single Source: The STARBRITE Proof-of-Concept Study

The “Single Source” concept applies the write-once, use-many principle to data gathering for clinical trials using CDA as the key to interoperability in this case study. The article reports on a pilot implementation done at the Duke Clinical Research Institute that radically streamlined the data-gathering process by eliminating redundant data entry. On a side note,…

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