2017 Nurse and Home Care Forum

Foxborough, MA | June 14th - 16th

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  • Pre-Conference Sessions

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    Wednesday, June 14th | 1 p.m.

    The Path to Board Certification in Informatics (Babbage East)
    Regina Jahrstorfer, RN-BC, Clinical Applications Specialist, Griffin Health

    Did you know there is an ANCC Nursing Specialty Board Certification in informatics? Come learn about eligibility criteria and the next steps to obtaining this career-boosting certification.

    What’s in it for the Nurse?  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Greg Hartman, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Avera Health

    Come learn about the user-centered and innovative improvements to clinical workflow and usability inherent to MEDITECH's Web EHR. You’ll hear about upgrades to general functionality workflow and the benefits of using the surveillance tool and the critical care flow sheet.

    RXM Hot Topics Session: Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances (EPCS)  (Babbage West)
    Michael Papale, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kate Murphy, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Take part in a peer-to-peer discussion and discuss the process of electronically transmitting controlled substances (EPCS). We’ll also demonstrate the EPCS workflow, including two-step authentication, and encourage attendees to share processes, workflow, ideas, and success stories.

    Wednesday, June 14th | 2:15 p.m.

    MEDITECH’s EHR Excellence Toolkit Program (2.5 hour workshop) (Bartik)
    Ann Hill, Project Manager, EHR Programs, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Kerri Nash, Project Manager, EHR Programs, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Hear an overview of the recommended workflow outlined in EHR Excellence Toolkits, including CAUTI prevention, sepsis management and fall risk management. You’ll also get an in-depth look at the tools available to support customers implementing any of the toolkits, including workflow guides, dictionary build/spreadsheets, project planning materials, and new standard content inventory.

    IV Spreadsheet Optimization (Babbage East)
    Mary Patton, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Stefan Provost, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Join in the discussion with MEDITECH and your Client/Server peers about optimizing the IV spreadsheet functionality. We’ll talk about co-signing rate changes, weight-based dosing, 24-hour cumulative intake, total bags/doses, and more!

    Using Rules to Optimize Nursing Workflow (6.x)  (Babbage West)
    Deborah Carrelas, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The Rule Dictionary offers a wealth of options for assisting in the documentation and ordering process. We’ll look into some commonly seen rules that can be used within nursing documentation and upon order entry. Have a rule you need assistance with? Feel free to bring them with you for discussion and evaluation.

    Patient Portal Adoption and Optimization (Chomsky)
    Missy Moquin, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Meaningful Use Stage 3 includes some hefty thresholds for patient access and patient-specific education. Join the discussion for guidance and recommendations from MEDITECH and your peers!

    Wednesday, June 14th | 3:30 p.m. 

    Optimizing Care Plans: Where to Start and How to Implement  (Babbage West)
    Kristen Britton, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The Care Planning process can be cumbersome and time-consuming but used effectively, it improves communication and organization to deliver standardized, evidence-based care. Hear lessons learned and recommendations on the documentation process and streamlining current workflow to optimize existing features that improve end-user experience.

    Preparing for Meaningful Use Stage 3 Objectives (Eligible Hospitals/CAHs) (Babbage East)
    Nicholas Howe, Senior Analyst, Health Policy Initiatives, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Meredith Harrington, Analyst, Health Policy Initiatives, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Join us for a high-level overview of Stage 3 objectives with a focus on customer communication and timelines, customer resources, objective measures overview, and workflow.

     

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  • Agenda

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    Wednesday, June 14th

    12 p.m.

    Registration and Welcome Luncheon

    1 p.m.

    Pre-Conference Sessions

    4:30 p.m.

    Welcome Reception
    Sponsored by NTT Data

    Thursday, June 15th

    7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration

    8 a.m.

    Chief Nurse Executive Breakfast (Babbage East)
    Judy Blauwet, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Avera Health

    9 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Ann Marie Leichman, RN, MSN, CNO, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Valley Hospital

    9:45 a.m.

    Nursing’s Unique Role in Patient Engagement for Population Health  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare

    Patient engagement is a crucial part of effective care, yet patients have long been one of the most underutilized resources in the healthcare system. That is starting to change, with mounting evidence of the need for more engaged patients in the age of population health and new value-based care models. Judy Murphy will describe nursing’s essential and evolving role as healthcare is transformed through the confluence of patient engagement, population health, and EHRs.

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Education Sessions

    12 p.m.

    Lunch

    1:15 p.m.

    Aim High: A Quality Initiatives Panel Discussion  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Moderator: Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Panelists:
    Ann Marie Faucher, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Bristol Hospital
    Darlene Cunha, MMHC, BSN, RN, ACHE, Chief Operating Officer, CharterCARE HealthPartner
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager of Organizational Informatics, Northwestern Medical Center

    2:15 p.m.

    Ice Cream Social (Vendor Gallery)
    Sponsored by Jacobus Consulting

    2:45 p.m.

    Education Sessions

    4 p.m.

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Nursing: The Changing Landscape of the Nursing Profession  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP, Director of Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University

    In healthcare’s rapidly changing landscape, nurses should be at the forefront of innovation. Hear about a new initiative at Northeastern School of Nursing that educates future leaders in contemporary healthcare issues and entrepreneurship.

    5 p.m.

    Networking Reception (Hypatia Ballroom)​
    Thank you to our Sponsors: First Databank, Huron Consulting​, Jacobus Consulting, and Medisolv.

    Friday, June 16th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast (Hypatia Ballroom)​​

    8:30 a.m.

    Education Sessions

    9:45 a.m.

    Education Sessions

    11 a.m.

    Patient-centered Care Across the Continuum  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Jenni Peterson, RN, BSN, Clinical Integration, Avera Health
    Jennifer Stearns, RN, BSN, Clinical Integration, Avera Health
    Rachel Wagemann, LPN, EMR Learning and Development Manager, Avera Health

    12:15 p.m.

    Closing Lunch (Hypatia Ballroom)​​​

     

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  • Home Care Sessions

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    Wednesday, June 14th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast (Babbage East)​​​

    8:30 a.m.

    Welcome and Introductions (Babbage East)​​​

     ​9 a.m.

    Scalable, Technology-based Approaches to Managing Health at Home (Babbage East)​​​​
    Christine M. Gordon, MPH, Project Manager, Northeastern University​

    Session description coming soon.

    10 a.m.

    Development Direction (Babbage East)​​​​
    Michael Triggs, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Chris Pearson, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    We’ve got the software, education, and performance components to get you where you need to be. Our team is monitoring regulations to ensure that your system meets all new requirement deadlines. Join us as we reflect on the past year, including lessons learned from the transition to Agile, and see where we’re headed.

    11 a.m.

    Surviving Conditions of Participation (CoP) Requirements (Babbage East)​​​​
    Deb Albaugh, RN, BSN, MHA, Home Health Director, Union Hospital

    Union Hospital is putting MEDITECH’s Home Care tools to work to reduce manual documentation and noncompliance. Learn how they are using order sets and risk assessments to assist clinicians in completing required documentation in a timely manner.

    12 p.m.

    Lunch (Hypatia Ballroom)​​​​

    1 p.m.

    Nursing Empowerment: SBAR in Home Care (Atanasoff)​​​​​
    Pat Stagner, RN, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Find out how clinicians can save time when communicating with physicians by using nursing empowerment and handoff tools like SBAR (found in MEDITECH’s Home Care). You’ll see how you can be better prepared to assess situations and suggest possible resolutions to patient problems.

    2:15 p.m.

    Manage Team Schedule (Atanasoff)​​​​​​
    Carole Harris, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH

    We’ll review the manage team schedule and demonstrate how to apply filters to view desired scheduling events and staffing availability.

    3:30 p.m.

    Evolving Clinical Documentation Tools (Atanasoff)​​​​​​
    Jeff Pereboom, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Come hear about evolving clinical documentation tools that will make your processes more efficient. We’ll also demonstrate recently released changes and new prototypes to spark group discussion.

    4:30 p.m.

    Reception (Hypatia Ballroom)
    Sponsored by NTT Data

    Thursday, June 15th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration

    Chief Nurse Executive Breakfast (Babbage East)
    No presentation available.
    Judy Blauwet, DNP, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Avera Health

    9 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Ann Marie Leichman, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services, The Valley Hospital​

    9:45 a.m.

    Nursing’s Unique Role in Patient Engagement for Population Health (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare

    Patient engagement is a crucial part of effective care, yet patients have long been one of the most underutilized resources in the healthcare system. That is starting to change, with mounting evidence of the need for more engaged patients in the age of population health and new value-based care models. Judy Murphy will describe nursing’s essential and evolving role as healthcare is transformed through the confluence of patient engagement, population health, and EHRs.

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Benefiting from Expanded Use of Integration with Your Home Care Agency (Backus)
    Desiree Hector-Pugh, Systems Support Specialist, Wayne Memorial Hospital

    Learn about Wayne Memorial Hospital’s recent successes with Home Care to Acute integration, as well as how they confronted past and current implementation challenges. Discussion will center on how an integrated system improves communication during transitions of care, and Wayne Memorial’s experiences as an early adopter.

    12 p.m.

    Lunch

    1:15 p.m.

    Aim High: A Quality Initiatives Panel Discussion (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Moderator: Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Panelists:
    Ann Marie Faucher, MSN, RN, CPHQ, Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Bristol Hospital
    Darlene Cunha, MMHC, BSN, RN, ACHE, Chief Operating Officer, CharterCARE HealthPartner
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager of Organizational Informatics, Northwestern Medical Center

    2:15 p.m.

    Ice Cream Social
    Sponsored by Jacobus Consulting

    2:45 p.m.

    A LEANer Admission Process (Backus)​
    Maria Avers, RN, Director of Home Health, Stillwater Medical Center Home Health Services

    Stillwater Medical Center Home Health Services undertook a Lean Team Process Improvement project to boost performance at the start of care for home health patients. Attendees will learn about their methodology to identify appropriate stakeholders in process change and see how they reduced waste along the way.

    4 p.m.

    Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Nursing: The Changing Landscape of the Nursing Profession (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP, Director of Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University

    Healthcare is a rapidly changing landscape and nurses should be on the forefront of innovation. Hear about a new initiative at Northeastern School of Nursing that educates future leaders in contemporary healthcare issues and entrepreneurship.

    5 p.m.

    Networking Reception
    Thank you to our Sponsors: First Databank, Huron Consulting​, Jacobus Consulting, and Medisolv.​

    Friday, June 16th

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast

    8:30 a.m.

    Improved PT/INR Outcomes at Home (Codd)
    Rena Hebda, MSN, RN, Senior Systems Analyst, Avera Health
    Joan Lammers, RN, Home Care EMR Manager, Avera Health

    Avera Health is helping patients to achieve better PT/INR outcomes at home. They will share how their minimally invasive methods are allowing home care nurses to more closely monitor results and take immediate action.

    9:45 a.m.

    Achieving Success in the Transformed Home Health Environment (Atanasoff)​
    Mark Bassett, RN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The challenges that characterize home health and hospice today signal the approach of a long- promised industry transformation. We’ll focus on current and upcoming tools you can use to facilitate data-driven performance improvement and help ensure future success.

    11 a.m.

    Patient-centered Care Across the Continuum (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Jenni Peterson, RN, BSN, Clinical Integration, Avera Health
    Jennifer Stearns, RN, BSN, Clinical Integration, Avera Health
    Rachel Wagemann, LPN, EMR Learning and Development Manager, Avera Health

    12:15 p.m.

    Closing Lunch

     

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  • Keynote

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    Nursing’s Unique Role in Patient Engagement for Population Health​
    Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, IBM Global Healthcare

    Judy Murphy is CNO at IBM Healthcare where she builds health IT solutions for providers to improve healthcare and lower costs. Previously she was CNO and Deputy National Coordinator for Programs and Policy at the ONC in Washington D.C., and VP-EHR Applications at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin. She has over 25 years of health informatics experience, has published and lectured nationally and internationally, and been the recipient of numerous health IT awards.

    Her presentation will discuss nursing’s essential and changing role, as healthcare in this country is transformed through the confluence of patient engagement, population health, and the use of health IT.


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    Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Nursing: The Changing Landscape of the Nursing Profession

    Rebecca Love, RN, MSN, ANP, Director of Nurse Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northeastern University School of Nursing

    Rebecca Love is an experienced nurse entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013. Love is passionate about empowering nurses and helping them innovate, create, and collaborate to start businesses to transform healthcare. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of NextGenVentures, acting as the regional director for the Show Me Your Stethoscope Foundation, leading the ACLU Dinner and Host Committee, the Charlestown Mothers Assoc., the Harvard Kent Advisory Board, and the St. John School. She holds a M.S. in Nursing from Northeastern University and a B.A. in International Relations/Spanish from Boston University.

    Healthcare is a rapidly changing landscape and nurses should be on the forefront of innovation. Hear about a new initiative at Northeastern School of Nursing that educates future leaders in contemporary healthcare issues and entrepreneurship

     

     

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  • Education Sessions

    EDUCATION SESSION REGISTRATION

    Session 1 | Thursday, June 15th, 11 a.m.

    Nurses' Station: Point-of-Care (First Floor Lounge)
    The web-based Point-of-Care (POC) solution allows the nurse to provide bedside medication verification (BMV) and document care interventions on smartphone-type devices. Stop by the Nurses’ Station and be part of discussions, as this informal and highly interactive session focuses on best practices, workflow, and other topics of interest.

    6.1 MAR Enhancements: Incremental Dosing and Cumulative Dose Warnings (Babbage East)
    Paul King, RN, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Susan Treichel, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Do you worry about giving your patient more of a medication ingredient than they're supposed to receive? Let us show you how MEDITECH's new Cumulative Dose Warnings feature can alert nurses at your facility when they've reached the maximum dose of any medication ingredient on the patient's MAR. We’ll also discuss incremental dosing regarding the new 6.x MAR workflow functionality. Record incremental administrations of your dose over time within the 6.x MAR and learn about safety features for clear, concise recording methods that will assist you throughout the specific administration process.

    Engage, Educate, Improve: Impacting Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes Using Interactive Patient Care(™) with EMR Integration (Bartik)
    Kathleen McDonough, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS,  Director, Nursing Informatics, Valley Health System
    Lauren Piech, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, Informatics Nurse, Valley Health System

    Valley Health System uses Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) to improve HCAHPS domains, including nurse communication, environment of care, and pain management. Learn how this strategy is helping to educate patients and engage them more fully in their care.

    Electronic Reporting of Quality Data to CMS (eCQMs) (Babbage West)
    Katie Hall, RN, BSN, Senior Clinical Informaticist, Rockdale Medical Center

    Rockdale Medical Center shares their story of eCQM compliance and submission. Discussion will focus on the importance of appropriate documentation, capturing the data, and changes needed to clinical workflow. You’ll discover how to measure specific logic and necessary data elements, as well as hear strategies for training the clinical end user.

    Anesthesia: Update on MEDITECH and Spectrum Medical's Anesthesia Integration (Chomsky)
    Kevin Ledet, Vice President, Clinical Information Solutions, Spectrum Medical
    Robin Pizzi, Product Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH
    Hobert Romig, Manager, Implementation, MEDITECH

    Anesthesia is a high risk speciality requiring software/hardware that is easy to use, so clinicians can fully focus on the patient. MEDITECH and Spectrum Medical have collaborated to provide a robust Anesthesia Integration suite to help your team deliver improved patient care, safety, and outcomes. We’ll demonstrate the integration between the two systems, provide an update on our early adopter experiences, and discuss plans for future integration.

    Session 2 | Thursday, June 15th, 2:45 p.m.

    Nurses' Station: Web ED, Web Acute, and Web Ambulatory (First Floor Lounge)
    Stop by the Nurses’ Station and see our Web EHR tools. These tools are designed for usability, mobility, and productivity, with flexible workflows to meet the needs of the practice, emergency department, and hospital.

    Quality Improvements in Clinical Documentation  (Joanne Wood Auditorium) 
    Patricia Pacewicz, MT (ASCP), Director, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Andrea Englund, MBA, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics and Patient Care Coordination, Phelps Memorial Health Center
    Cheryl Panza, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Nursing Clinical Informatics Specialist, Monongahela Valley Hospital 
    Corey Tillyer, Executive Director, Health Care Information Systems, Fraser Health Authority

    Hear from three organizations who have revamped their documentation strategies, and join the discussion on how to efficiently document the patient story. See how these improvements lead to care focused on goal progression and the discharge plan.

    Implementing the Critical Care Flowsheet in a Level IV NICU (Boole)
    Jennifer Hill, RN, BSN, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
    Alicia Brubaker, RN, MSN, CCRN-K, Clinical Informaticist, Valley Health System

    At the heart of the Critical Care solution is a flowsheet, accessible directly from the Critical Care Desktop. This flowsheet supports both the documentation and viewing of all patient data in a single view. Hear how Phoebe Putney incorporated the CCFS into their level IV NICU as well as other specialty areas. You’ll also get a look into some new, near-term enhancements related to IV workflow.

    Surveillance: A Synergy Between Process and Function to Improve Patient Outcomes  (Babbage West)
    Kathleen McDonough, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS,  Director, Nursing Informatics, Valley Health System
    Lauren Piech, MPH, BSN, RN-BC, Informatics Nurse, Valley Health System
    Melissa Tunc, MSN, RN, Director of Quality, Valley Health System

    Full utilization of the Surveillance tool is resulting in positive metrics for Valley Health System. Learn how they are actively managing patient care with watch lists and surveillance boards for at-risk patients (sepsis, MEWS), quality metrics (VTE, vaccine), and patient-specific populations (stroke, COPD).

    A LEAN Approach to Care Manager (Bartik)
    Jill Tays, RN, BSN, Vice President of Clinical Documentation, Magnolia Regional Health Center

    Come hear one organization’s impressive results in reducing readmissions and average length of stay. Learn how Magnolia Regional used a strategic LEAN approach to implementing MEDITECH’s Care Manager solution, along with MCG’s Indicia, to support their reimbursement and care management goals.

    Understanding Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria (Babbage East)
    Rebecca Lancaster, Senior Manager, Strategy, MEDITECH

    Join us as we review the Protecting Access to MEDICARE Act (Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria). Learn about regulatory requirements and MEDITECH's integrated workflow with the National Decision Support Company.

    Session 3 | Friday, June 16th, 8:30 a.m.

    Improving Cancer Care with Oncology Integration (Chomsky)
    Katrina Hobbs, RN, IS Core Leader for PCS, Oncology, and Physician Documentation, Hancock Regional Hospital

    Oncology Management's extensive integration with MEDITECH’s Web EHR streamlines workflow for staff and enhances communication across the care team. Hear how Hancock Regional Hospital optimized the tools to improve patient safety and efficiency, while using PCS interventions with built-in rules to order the infusion documentation and maximize charges.

    Patient Flow and Bed Management (Church)
    Chris Neumann, Project Specialist, Valley Health System

    Bed management and environmental services desktops within registration have been redesigned to improve patient flow. Come hear a firsthand account of the benefits to communication and resource utilization from this integrated solution.

    Interdisciplinary Discharge Process Redesign  (Babbage East & West)
    Jean McManus, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Michael O’Callahan, Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Learn more about our flexible new framework for the discharge plan, tailored to the type of patient, care setting, and user. Hear how it will improve your ability to finalize a patient’s medication list and send prescriptions from the discharge plan.

    Surgical Services Integration Benefits (Atanasoff)
    Diana Ryan, RN, Clinical Analyst, Campbell County Health

    Campbell County Health has achieved comprehensive, safe transitions of care through the use of pre- and post-op call routines, queued orders, MAR/TAR routines, director/manager desktops, and preference cards. Learn how Campbell County experienced a decrease in medication errors, an increase in patient satisfaction related to post-op pain control, and improved outcomes.

    Falls: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reducing Falls Using the MEDITECH EHR (Cray)
    Teresa Scholtisek, RN, Clinical Informatics Analyst, Cayuga Medical Center
    Ann Hill, Project Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH 

    Cayuga Medical Center has successfully reduced patient falls using a multidisciplinary approach, leveraging functionality from the MEDITECH EHR. Learn how Cayuga developed tools to enhance communication and improve processes. You’ll also hear from MEDITECH on how the new 6.x Fall Risk Management Toolkit, adapted for both outpatient and inpatient settings, helps identify and manage fall risk patients across the continuum of care.

    Antibiotic Indications and Duration of Therapy: Clinical Decision Support for Antimicrobial Stewardship (Bartik)
    Risa C. Rahm, Pharm.D, Director, Medication Management and Pharmacy Services, Hospital Corporation of America
    Marilyn Williams, Pharm.D, Director, Pharmacy Product Development, Hospital Corporation of America

    Hear from representatives from HCA as they talk about the CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, focus on the the provider and pharmacist workflow using clinical decision support, and discuss the corresponding MEDITECH dictionary setup.

    Session 4 | Friday, June 16th, 9:45 a.m.

    Medication Reconciliation Process Improvements  (Joanne Wood Auditorium)
    Valentin Nanev, MA, MS, Lean Coordinator, Williamson Medical Center
    Lana Bell, Clinical Informaticist, PharmD, Williamson Medical Center

    Williamson Medical Center added a dedicated medication history professional in their Emergency Department, resulting in a 73% decrease in discrepancies that required pharmacy corrections. Come gain practical understanding of this particular process improvement activity, and leave armed with all the organizational and monitoring tools needed to achieve results.

    Preparing for MACRA (Chomsky)
    Corinne Proctor Boudreau, Senior Manager, Marketing, MEDITECH

    The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) took effect on January 1st,  and will begin to impact the Medicare reimbursement of eligible clinicians beginning in 2019. Due to its complexity and condensed time frames, 2017 has been branded a transition year. Join us and hear an overview of MACRA, including the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) tracks. We’ll also review MEDITECH’s support strategy.

    Managing Care Needs with Prospective and Retrospective Acuity (Bartik)
    Kendalle Sullivan, Manager, Client Service, MEDITECH
    Cristina Kimball, RN, BSN, Manager, Clinical Informatics, Pacific Alliance Medical Center
    Teresa Harr, RN, Clinical Informaticist, Graham Hospital

    If you need guidance on types of queries and values to build for acuity, this session is for you! Join the discussion on changing regulations and learn how staffing allocation based on care requirements, without redundant data entry, is possible. You’ll hear from two organizations using MEDITECH to measure acuity in real time within the nursing workflow.

    Exceptional Care Takes Exceptional Technology  (Babbage West)
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Manager, Organizational Informatics, Northwestern Vermont Medical Center

    Hear about Northwestern Vermont Medical Center’s journey to the Web EHR, including transition milestones, approaches, and tools. Get an insider’s perspective of the early adopter as they share wins and challenges from their recent go-LIVE with Web Acute and Web ED.

    Partnering with Non-Owned, Non-Affiliated Sites to Reduce Costs and Achieve Standardization (Babbage East)
    Andrea Englund, MBA, MSN, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics and Patient Care Coordination, Phelps Memorial Health Center

    Phelps Memorial Health Center is developing and sustaining partnerships to decrease costs and achieve standardization. They have engaged two critical access hospitals, ambulatory clinics, and a long-term care facility to purchase the EHR system and provide hosting. Hear how this model works with sites that share physicians and outreach clinics as well as outpatient therapy space.

     

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  • Vendors

    Special thanks to all our vendors! Be sure to stop by their tables at the event.

    ACS MediHealth logo

    ACS MediHealth is a MEDITECH-preferred integrator for 24 years who provides hardware, software, and professional services to our clients. ACS has worked with MEDITECH clients in the following areas: Home Health/Hospice, Long Term Care, Ambulatory, and Acute Care environments, ranging from 25-bed critical access hospitals to large IDNs. ACS also provides access for MEDITECH’s Patient Generated Health Data (PGHD) Portal for tracking wellness, analyzing data, and patient trending.

    DrFirst logo

    DrFirst is a preferred, fully-integrated e-prescribing provider offering cost-effective, fast, and efficient medication management through their Rcopia® e-prescribing platform. The solution also streamlines medication reconciliation and discharge e-prescribing to enhance safety and improve care. 

    First Databank logo

    First Databank (FDB) is the leading provider of drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions at the point of care. With thousands of hospital customers throughout North America and more than three decades of experience, FDB delivers drug formulary data and clinical screening solutions to our MEDITECH customers that help improve patient safety, quality and healthcare outcomes.

    Forward Advantage logo

    For more than 20 years, Forward Advantage has partnered with MEDITECH to empower providers to do their jobs as efficiently and effectively as possible so they can focus on what’s really important – the patient. Our suite of data-driving solutions enhance MEDITECH and bring more value by providing better access to information and improved communication. We offer a wide range of solutions including: automated and intelligent report distribution, streamlined identity and access management, migration and legacy data conversion, EMR-integrated secure messaging, and interoperability solutions connecting hospitals and physicians. Visit www.forwardadvantage.com for a complete overview of our solutions.

    Medisolv logo

    Medisolv is a national leader in quality reporting and management solutions covering electronic, abstracted and claims-based quality measures. Medisolv’s ENCOR is an integrated suite of software modules designed to measure and report data to quality reporting programs including CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) for physicians, Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient (IQR and OQR) and The Joint Commission ORYX® Core Measures.

    Spectrum Medical logo

    By studying the unique workflow demands of anesthesia practitioners, Spectrum Medical has designed an advanced electronic system that clinicians actually WANT to use! Fast and intuitive with a one case learning curve, their Anesthesia EMR is rapidly changing the perception that this high acuity environment is best suited for a paper record.

    With integrated device connectivity, an engaging user interface, granular data capture, user-driven analytics, and a MEDITECH co-developed interface suite, anesthesia integration has never been easier. Most importantly, the Spectrum Medical anesthesia solution allows the clinician the flexibility to incorporate best practice strategies and standardized checklists to ensure quality and safe patient care.

    Zynx Health logo

    ZynxInside™ provides an exclusive MEDITECH Expanse integration of focused evidence-based content, including order sets and plans of care that span multiple disciplines and are optimized for MEDITECH use.  Fully vetted by practicing physicians/clinicians, this embedded content helps to reduce time required by the client to build and gain consensus which expedites the Advanced Clinical go-LIVE. All ZynxInside clients are assigned a dedicated Zynx Health™ project team that uses proven best practices and processes to guide implementation.

     

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