Rick Geimer talked FHIR profiling with Trifolia-on-FHIR earlier this month. His presentation supported the overall topic of FHIR profiling solutions, and described and demonstrated Trifolia-on-FHIR’s features.

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This talk will presented a roadmap for a blended, heterogenous environment that provides both growth and continuity and expands the utility of current information systems. Rick Geimer and Don Lee described the foundation for a path forward and their experience driving down that path supporting care planning, public health, and information exchange.

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For U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Erin O’Leary along with Emily Spivak, MD, MHS, FIDSA, presented the 2019 NHSN Annual Hospital Survey results for the antibiotic stewardship program Core Element uptake. They also provided practical suggestions for enhancing stewardship activities in critical access hospitals. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA from CDC’s Division Quality Healthcare Promotion and Natalia…

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Rick Geimer presented on FHIR Documents at FHIR Dev Days. The event was attended by 587 participants in 43 countries.

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Zabrina Gonzaga and David deRoode presented at the Oral Health Information Technology Virtual Convening during the Oral Health Interoperability and Care Coordination session on November 17th. This event focused on population health management and value-based care through dental health information innovations.

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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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Rick Geimer led the Transactions to Transformation Session at the WEDI Winter Conference. The session began with an exercise on creating patient demographics using the FHIR API, explained how X12 and FHIR work together, and shared an overview of various industry IGs including Argonaut, US Core and Da Vinci.

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Zabrina Gonzaga and Marla Throckmorton presented this poster at the Summer Institute of Nursing Informatics (SINI) to provide an overview of electronic care plan standards, strategies to identify clinically-relevant and meaningful concepts for exchange, identify the benefits of adoption, and suggest how to increase implementation and use. Electronic care plans can improve efficiency and resolve…

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Amy Webb presented on NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option – Implementation, Validation & Analysis at the APIC 2019 Annual Conference. The presentation described the required data elements for submission into the NHSN AU Option, identified examples of how to validate AU data before and after submission to NHSN, and outlined the AU Option analysis reports.

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Laura Blum presented Lessons Learned from Validation of Electronically-Submitted National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use (AU) Option Data at 2019 Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference in Raleigh, NC. Hospital participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use (AU) surveillance increased exponentially…

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Lynn Perrine and Angela Flanagan participated in the Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series. Lynn presented AMI on 1/29 and EDHI on 3/5, and Angela presented ED-1 & ED-2 on 2/12. The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are committed to supporting hospitals on their journey towards…

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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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Zabrina Gonzaga co-created these three posters, accepted as part of the Academy Health Conference in June 2019, which describe the results of the Home Health CMS Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) field test conducted from 2016-2017. The PROMIS – OASIS Comparison: First Steps for Post-Acute Care Data Collection with Patient Reported Outcomes poster describes…

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