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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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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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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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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In this tutorial, Rick Geimer and Sean McIlvenna explain how to create and modify Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) profiles using the new functionality in the Trifolia template database. Trifolia is a web-based tool with over 500 users searching, creating, and modifying Clinical Data Architecture (CDA) templates and implementation guides. The latest version provides experimental support for FHIR profile creation.

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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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