Posts Tagged ‘electronic health record’

Infographic: Electronic Health Records – Where Do You Stand?

September 2nd, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Facing Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services’ penalties, some 92 percent of eligible hospitals received a meaningful use reimbursement as of September 2014, according to a new infographic by Logicalis.

The infographic also examines physician readiness for meaningful use, the impact of data breaches on the healthcare industry and what’s most important to healthcare organizations as they select EHR vendors.

Electronic Health Records - Where Do You Stand?

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable CareWhile widespread adoption of electronic health records has generated new streams of actionable patient data, John C. Lincoln has taken data mining to new levels to enhance performance of its accountable care organization (ACO).

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable Care reviews the concentrated data dig undertaken by John C. Lincoln to prepare for participation in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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In Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing, Payoffs from Patient Relationships

June 2nd, 2015 by Patricia Donovan

Up to 2,300 Arcturus patients may qualify for CMS's new Medicare Chronic Care Management billing code.

The numbers can dazzle.

Computing revenue potential from CMS’s new Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) code, Arcturus Healthcare estimated it could earn up to $100,000 monthly for qualified patients treated in its four physician practices—or $1 million a year.

And now, successfully billing Medicare for four enrolled patients, with more beneficiaries joining CCM rolls each month, Arcturus has discovered an added CCM payoff: the relationships forged with its patients.

“There’s so much value to this. Our patients just love it,” explained Arcturus’s Clinical Quality Assurance Manager Debra Burbary, RN, during a May 2015 webinar, “Medicare Chronic Care Management Billing: Leveraging Population Health Management for Successful Claim Submission,” now available for replay. “We have seen over the last year that our CCM work is creating one-on-one engagement with our patients. Patients really like the one-on-one attention. That relationship is what I really feel passionate about.”

While all Arcturus patients benefit from evidence-based care, the Chronic Care Management code allows the staff to extend much-needed chronic care services, Ms. Burbary added.

Arcturus is fortunate to have physician leadership supporting Chronic Care Management. “If you’re just starting with this process, you need to create within your group a physician buy-in for chronic disease management activities.”

Medicare Chronic Care Management is one of several programs for high-risk patients Arcturus has rolled out over the last year, including High Intensity Care Management (HICM) for patients with six or more chronic conditions.

Two CCM challenges Arcturus has encountered include the time and cost required to identify, document and track participating patients. Once patients enroll, Ms. Burbary estimates it takes at least an hour for a nurse to complete the initial assessment—beyond time spent with providers to obtain their goals for CCM participants.

“Remember, most of these patients are very complex. We’re identifying two chronic conditions that we want to work on with the patients, that we’re setting up goals for.” Between initial assessment and telephonic follow-up, Arcturus easily meets CMS’s requirement of 20 minutes of staff time per month per CCM patient.

Currently, Arcturus uses its Allcripts® electronic health record (EHR) to develop the care plans, patient goals, and progress-tracking mechanisms CMS requires for CCM billing. In the future, it may explore a remote monitoring feature built into its EHR.

With the potential for 2,300 Arcturus patients to meet CCM requirements, Arcturus has considered a smartphone app to further streamline CCM documentation, but acknowledges the technology could distance providers from their patients.

“If someone else follows our patients, we’re going to lose a little bit of that relationship, which we believe is very conducive to our success,” Ms. Burbary said.

During the 45-minute webinar, Ms. Burbary also shared the patient participation agreement Arcturus developed to address CMS’s seven requirements for CCM patient consent; patient response to the CCM co-pay; payment trends from secondary insurers, program expansion plans based on patient needs identified since CCM launch, and other program elements.

Infographic: Physicians and EHRs

April 6th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) grew out of the computer system that runs a hospital’s inner workings. Physicians’ needs were an afterthought, according to a new infographic by PatientKeeper. As a result, the typical hospital EHR frequently makes doctors who use it less efficient and productive.

The infographic depicts the way it is today for physician users of EHRs, compared to the way it should (and could) be.

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable CareWhile widespread adoption of electronic health records has generated new streams of actionable patient data, John C. Lincoln has taken data mining to new levels to enhance performance of its accountable care organization (ACO).

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable Care reviews the concentrated data dig undertaken by John C. Lincoln to prepare for participation in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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Infographic: How Many Doctors Are Using EHRs?

March 20th, 2015 by Melanie Matthews

More than half of U.S. physicians had adopted electronic health records (EHRs) by 2013, according to a new survey by The Commonwealth Fund.

An infographic on the study results breaks down the percentage of physicians who were early adopters, new adopters, partial implementers, planners (adopting in the next two years) and persistent non-adopters, as well as some demographic insight into these groups.

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable CareWhile widespread adoption of electronic health records has generated new streams of actionable patient data, John C. Lincoln has taken data mining to new levels to enhance performance of its accountable care organization (ACO).

Beyond the EMR: Mining Population Health Analytics to Elevate Accountable Care reviews the concentrated data dig undertaken by John C. Lincoln to prepare for participation in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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Infographic: CMS’ Quality Improvement Programs

December 31st, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

Ninety-two percent of eligible hospitals and 75 percent of eligible healthcare professionals have received an incentive payment for meaningful use, according to an infographic by CMS.

The infographic also examines the progress on other CMS’ quality improvement programs, including: ACOs; physician quality reporting system; ICD-10; and electronic funds transfer.

Physician Quality Rewards for Population Health ManagementHumana recently distributed $76.8 million in quality awards to approximately 4,700 physician practices through Humana’s Provider Quality Reward programs. The program is designed to support providers where they are in their practices as they move through the continuum of care programs focused on the Triple Aim.

Physician Quality Rewards for Population Health Management a 45-minute webinar on December 16th, now available for replay, Chip Howard, Humana’s vice president of payment innovation in the provider development center of excellence, shares how Humana’s program supports physicians’ transition from volume to value and helps them become successful population health managers.

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Infographic: Patient Portal Adoption

December 29th, 2014 by Melanie Matthews

In its annual survey on electronic health record use, Xerox found many Americans are open to getting medical records online if given instruction on how to obtain access by their medical providers.

A new infographic by Xerox illustrates the survey results, including details on the factors that would make consumers more likely to use a patient portal, differences between millenial and baby boomer use of portals and patient engagement strategies.

Population Health Framework: 27 Strategies to Drive Engagement, Access & Risk Stratification Faith-based integrated delivery system Adventist Health is on a mission to improve population health status with a wellness-based approach it estimates will eventually net $49 million in savings.

Population Health Framework: 27 Strategies to Drive Engagement, Access & Risk Stratification walks through the elements of Adventist’s population health management program that engages individuals to modify behaviors and prevent illness in the future.

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Infographic: EHRs and the Data of Healthcare

June 30th, 2014 by Jackie Lyons

Dialysis, internal medicine/pediatrics and nephrology are among the top five specialties to adopt the use of electronic health records (EHRs), according to a new infographic from Berkeley School of Information.

This infographic also shows EHR adoption by site ownership and state, as well as current and future EHR trends and statistics.

Want to know more about EHRs and other healthcare technology trends? 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine is packed with actionable new information from more than 125 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This 60-page report, now in its third year, documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

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9 Things to Know About Patient and Disease Registries

February 19th, 2014 by Jessica Fornarotto

In the environment of accountable and value-based healthcare, registries are a straightforward tool for creating realistic views of clinical practices, patient outcomes, safety and comparative effectiveness and for supporting evidence-based medicine development and decision-making.

The Healthcare Intelligence Network’s most recent analysis of registries and their impact on healthcare quality, efficiency and cost, reveals that the management of chronic disease is a key driver in the use of registries.

E-survey responses provided by 105 healthcare organizations also found that one-third of existing registries are a component of an electronic health record (EHR); the top reason for not having implemented a registry is because respondents already use an alternative, such as an EHR.

Other survey highlights include:

  • A disease- or condition-specific registry is the most popular type of registry, say 17 percent of respondents.
  • Diabetes is the condition most frequently targeted by respondents’ registries (78 percent), followed by CHF and asthma (both reported at 59 percent).
  • The most popular reason for using a registry is to measure quality and performance on key health outcomes, followed by disease management and the identification of high-risk patients.
  • Almost two-thirds of respondents who are not using registries at this time say they will launch a registry within the next 12 months.
  • A third of respondents include 20 percent or more of their population in registries.
  • Chart audits are the most common sources from which registries draw data, say half of respondents.
  • Engaging staff in registry use is the greatest challenge of implementing a patient registry, according to 29 percent of respondents.

Excerpted from: 38 Disease Management Metrics: Population Health Benchmarks to Drive Accountable Care

Infographic: Can EHRs Save the Private Practice?

November 14th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

One study reported in JAMA Internal Medicine suggested a steady 2 percent per year decline of private practices — especially those with fewer than 10 providers. Can electronic health records (EHRs) help save these private practices?

More than 45 percent of physicians in private practices of less than five physicians do not have an EHR, according to a new infographic from Kareo. This infographic also includes data on the lack of EHR adoption, advantages of EHRs, effects on patient satisfaction, return on investment of EHRs and more.

Can EHRs Save the Private Practice?

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Infographic: The Current State of EHRs

September 25th, 2013 by Jackie Lyons

More than half of all physicians already use electronic health records (EHRs). While 50 percent of physicians are satisfied with their EHR’s features and functionality, 17 percent of EHR users are considering switching systems by the end of 2013, according to a new infographic from CDW Healthcare.

This infographic also provides details and statistics about meaningful use, patient engagement, EHR satisfaction and online health.

The Current State of EHR

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