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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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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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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