2018 Nurse and Home Care Forum

Foxborough, MA | June 13th - 15th

Thank you to everyone who attended our Nurse and Home Care Forum. All presentations and videos are now posted.

How do you foster the patient experience across increasingly complex environments? Attendees discussed these and many other issues confronting nurse informaticists at our 2018 Nurse and Home Care Forum

Thank you to all our speakers for sharing their inspirational stories and anecdotes on how to improve the patient experience and patient safety, including our keynote, Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, vice president of patient safety programs at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and our featured session speakers, Kim Hollon, FACHE, president and CEO at Signature Healthcare and Kim Walsh, MSN, RN, CNO and senior vice president of patient services at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital..

We were honored to have social media ambassador and HealthIT advisor Danielle Siarri, MSN, RN in attendance this year, learning alongside her peers about how MEDITECH is helping its customers stay atop of research, techniques, and concepts.

Last, but certainly not least, thank you to our customers. We continue to be inspired by your achievements, and are proud to partner with you as we move forward in this brave new world of healthcare innovation.

Presentations from the forum can be accessed in the tabs below, with videos being posted in the coming weeks. Discover how MEDITECH Expanse can help improve the patient experience across increasingly complex environments. Want to learn how mobility can enhance your workflow? Sign up for our Web Point-of-Care webinar on Monday, July 23.

Just because this year’s event is over, doesn’t mean the momentum has to be. Join One MEDITECH Circle and be a part of our collective community, which includes customers, employees, and industry thought leaders. Sharing your success can help inspire an entire generation of healthcare IT leaders.

  • Pre-Conference Sessions

    Click here for a printable version of the Pre-Conference Sessions.

    Wednesday, June 13

    1 p.m.

    Improving Patient Engagement Rates with MEDITECH Expanse (All platforms) (Chomsky)
    Maureen Williams, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH
    In this age of mobile convenience, patients can engage  with  their healthcare in the same way they do on social media. This session highlights how MEDITECH Expanse helps improve the patient experience, by speaking a language today’s patients can relate to.

    Electronic Clinical Quality Reporting: Learn from the Past; Understand the Present; Prepare for the Future (All platforms) (Babbage West)
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Director of Quality, Northwestern Medical Center
    William Presley, Vice President, Acmeware
    Patti Yates, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Join Jodi Frei and William Presley as they relate electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs) to CMS program requirements, as well as describe the importance of ongoing validation and performance monitoring in order to optimize clinical outcomes and avoid financial penalties.  Lessons learned and audit preparation will also be discussed.

    Ensuring Safe Medication Administrations (6.x) (Bartik)
    Bobby Tam, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Thomas Zawrotniak, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Bedside Medication Verification (BMV) offer numerous patient safety features that can be set up to prevent issues with medication administration. Join us as we review some of these settings and functions to ensure that you are using the system as effectively as possible. We’ll review PRN warnings, medication, vaccine and IV dose verification, and cumulative dose warnings.

    Clinical Decision Support and the Introduction of Medication Administration Record (MAR) Rules (Expanse, 6.x) (Babbage East)
    Deborah Carrelas, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Andrea Lane, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Did you know you can now use rules on the Medication Administration Record (MAR)? In this session, we’ll show you the latest clinical decision support available and review common workflow challenges you can overcome through the use of those rules. We’ll also highlight standard functionality you can implement to guide nurses in appropriate decision-making during medication administration, such as reassessments on ONE/PRN orders and vaccine/allergy/unverified warnings.

    2:15 p.m.

    Sepsis Management Toolkit Roundtable (All platforms) (Babbage East)
    Kerri Nash, Project Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Daniel Seltzer, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Douglas Griffin, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Attend our interactive roundtable to share your successes, challenges, and lessons learned with implementing EHR best practices for sepsis. We’ll show you how our new BCA Sepsis Toolkit dashboards are designed to help your organization collect sepsis outcome metrics, audit our EHR tools, and identify process improvement opportunities.

    Mother/Baby Status Board (6.x) (Chomsky)
    Kristen Britto, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, you’ll be introduced to MEDITECH’s Mother/Baby Status Board enhancement. We’ll focus on how the enhancement optimizes care by showing the mother and baby information together on one screen.

    Transfer and Acute Hold Queue (6.x) (Babbage West)
    Katie LaHive, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, you’ll learn how the Manage Transfer and Acute Hold Queue routines and their associated workflows are useful tools for managing a patient’s orders during their stay. 

    Transfer and Queued Future Orders (Client/Server, MAGIC) (Bartik)
    Joseph Garramone, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Discover how the Queued Future Orders enhancement can streamline the way you place orders on direct admit and pre-op patients. We’ll also explore the Transfer routine to see the different workflows that nurses and other care providers use when a patient's level of care is changed.

    3:30 p.m.

    Your Daily Dose of MACRA, MIPS, and MEDITECH (All platforms) (Chomsky)
    Allie Marks, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, you’ll learn how MEDITECH assists eligible clinicians with MIPS in 2018. We’ll review the recently finalized requirements of the MIPS payment track for the 2018 performance period, along with changes for program’s second year. There will be an overview of the Quality Payment Program, as well as a discussion of the dashboard. Finally, we’ll dive into real-world clinical examples demonstrating how MEDITECH is helping organizations meet 2018 MIPS requirements via software changes, education, and documentation.

    Realize the Potential of Your Critical Care Solution (Expanse, 6.1) (Babbage East)
    No presentation available.
    Wendy Mackinnon, Senior Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s innovative, user-centered Critical Care solution provides easier navigation and better tools to nurses caring for critically ill patients. The power of the integrated EHR enables clinicians to “live in the flowsheet,” as all of the data they need to act upon, as well as all of the data they collect, is brought together via a single user interface. Learn how this technology contributes to streamlined workflows, trend detection, and informed yet timely decisions.

    Realizing the Potential of Surveillance (6.x) (Babbage West)
    George McLaughlin, Supervisor, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Larissa DeGregorio, Senior Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Bring your strategies and successes with surveillance to this interactive roundtable discussion. You’ll have the opportunity to hear what your peers are doing, as well as to ask questions along the way. We’ll also discuss the importance of having a post-LIVE strategy for optimizing Surveillance functionality.

    Making the Most of Condition Lists (Client/Server, MAGIC) (Bartik)
    Audrey Premdas, RN, Clinical Informatics, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
    Stephanie Brum Amaral, Specialist, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Want an innovative way to track patients for surveillance measures in the PCS module? Join Audrey Premdas from Arrowhead Regional Medical Center as she shares how her organization is using the Condition List functionality. You’ll learn how the functionality triggers patients to be reviewed by nurse management, what your nurses will see on the Surveillance Status Board, and how the Condition List can be used to track those patients who need to be closely monitored.

     

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  • Agenda

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    A number of sessions have been designated 1 Contact Hour. Per the ANA Massachusetts: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by ANA Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Wednesday, June 13

    12 p.m.

    Registration and Welcome Luncheon
    Vendor Gallery

    1 p.m.

    Pre-Conference Sessions
    See the Pre-Conference Sessions tab for detailed information.

    4:30 p.m.

    Welcome Reception
    Thank you to our sponsors, Engage and Zynx Health!

    Thursday, June 14

    7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration
    Vendor Gallery

    8 a.m.

    MEDITECH Expanse (West Lounge)
    See MEDITECH Expanse in action! Explore our singular web-based patient record that spans the ED, acute, and ambulatory environments, giving you access to the full patient story for increased efficiency and an improved patient experience.

    Nurse Executive Leadership Breakfast (Babbage East)
    Strengthening Your Quality Strategy 1 Contact Hour
    Jodi Frei, PT, MSMIIT, Director of Quality, Northwestern Medical Center

    9:15 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Vision, Action, Success: Innovation Realized, Part 1 (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
     

    9:45 a.m.

    Keynote: Free from Harm: The Vital Role of Nursing 1 Contact Hour (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    See the Keynote tab for more information.

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Education Session 1
    See the Education Sessions tab for detailed information.

    12 p.m.

    Lunch and Vendor Gallery

    1 p.m.

    Creating a Culture of Safety: An Organizational Transformation 1 Contact Hour (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Kim Hollon, FACHE, President and CEO, Signature Healthcare 
    Kim Walsh, MSN, RN, CNO and Senior Vice President of Patient Services, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
    See the Featured Sessions tab for more information.

    2 p.m.

    Break: One MEDITECH Circle
    Thank you to our sponsor, Huron Consulting Group!

    2:30 p.m.

    Education Session 2
    See the Education Sessions tab for detailed information.

    3:45 p.m.

    Social Determinants of Health 1 Contact Hour (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
    See the Featured Sessions tab for more information.

    5 p.m.

    Networking Reception

    Friday, June 15

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast 

    8:30 a.m.

    Education Session 3
    See the Education Sessions tab for detailed information.

    9:45 a.m.

    Education Session 4
    See the Education Sessions tab for detailed information.

    11 a.m.

    Population Health (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
    Scott Godbout, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH

    11:30 a.m.

    Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH

    12 p.m.

    Lunch (Hypatia Ballroom)​​​

     

     

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  • Home Care Sessions

    Click here for a printable version of the Home Care Sessions. 

    A number of sessions have been designated 1 Contact Hour. Per the ANA Massachusetts: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by ANA Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

     Wednesday, June 13

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast

    8:45 a.m.

    Welcome and Introductions (Babbage West)​
    Jeff Pereboom, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    9 a.m.

    Development Direction (Babbage West)​
    Michael Triggs, Director, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Philip Chow, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH

    Join us as we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and preview the future of Home Care development.

    9:45 a.m.

    Break

    10 a.m.

    Conditions of Participation (CoP) Discussion (Babbage West)​
    Alice Black, Supervisor, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Join us to address agency changes brought about by the Conditions of Participation (CoP) updates that went into effect on January 13. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss the process and functionality requirements for these new regulations.

    11 a.m.

    NAHC Regulatory Update (Babbage West)​
    Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBA, Home Health Administrator, Sparta Community Hospital

    12 p.m.

    Lunch and Learn: Care Planning (Codd)​
    No presentation available.
    Mark Bassett, RN, BSN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Brock Haiderer, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Hear about the basics of care planning, including where to begin, what’s involved, how to build and customize protocols, and how to build standing orders/order sets.

    1 p.m.

    QAPI & Care Process Engineering (Codd)
    Mark Bassett, RN, BSN, Lead Software Designer, Client Services, MEDITECH
    The new Conditions of Participation (CoP) signal the onset of a transformed homecare industry. QAPI regulations direct agencies to analyze data, identify performance opportunities, and monitor for sustained performance. Learn how to use the tools offered through the Performance Management Program and Home Care software to improve clinical performance.

    2:15 p.m.

    Using Dragon Documentation in Home Care (Codd)​
    Brock Haiderer, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    During this session, you’ll explore how to use voice dictation to document within the Home Care software. You’ll have the opportunity to talk to others who are currently using or plan to use voice dictation.

    3:30 p.m.

    Exploring New Integration Features (Codd)​
    Milt Biliouris, Supervisor Client Services, MEDITECH
    See the latest integration benefits between your home care and acute facilities, including pre-discharge referral, inbound labs, and ADM notifications.

    4:30 p.m.

    Networking Reception

    Thursday, June 14

    7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast and Registration

    9:15 a.m.

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Vision, Action, Success: Innovation Realized Part 1
    (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
     

    9:45 a.m.

    Keynote: Free from Harm: The Vital Role of Nursing 1 Contact Hour
    Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)​
    See the Keynote tab for more information.

    10:45 a.m.

    Break

    11 a.m.

    Education Session 1
    Use of the MEDITECH Mobile App in Home Care (Home Care) 
    1 Contact Hour
    LIVE demo. No presentation available.
    Barbara Hinkley, RN, MHA, Director, Home Options, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
    Tony Miller, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH

    No longer are home care workers tied to laptop devices to do their documentation in the home. Attend this session to learn how the MEDITECH Home Care mobile application provides real-time documentation with a portable, easy-to-use device that increases clinician efficiency.

    12 p.m.

    Lunch and Vendor Gallery

    1 p.m.

    Creating a Culture of Safety: An Organizational Transformation 1 Contact Hour
    Kim Hollon, FACHE, President and CEO, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
    Kim Walsh, BSN, RN, CNO and Senior Vice President of Patient Services, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
    See the Featured Sessions tab for more information.

    2 p.m.

    Break

    2:30 p.m.

    Education Session 2
    What It Means to be a Top Performer​ (Home Care) 
    Challis Fine, RN, COS-C, Director of Professional Services, Home Health Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
    Learn why the Home Health Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is a top performer. Challis Fine will share results-oriented performance improvement in both clinical and financial areas. You’ll also hear how the organization has improved process flow by identifying areas of waste, inefficiencies, and potential roadblocks.

    3:45 p.m.

    Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
    See the Featured Sessions tab for more information.

    5 p.m.

    Networking Reception

    Friday, June 15

    8 a.m.

    Breakfast 

    8:30 a.m.

    Education Session 3
    Hospice Care Planning (Home Care)
    Pat Stagner, RN, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Inspired by the book The Hospice Companion and the idea of providing what matters most for the dying patient, this session will highlight how to build merged protocols based on patient symptoms and patient-specific goals for care.

    9:45 a.m.

    Education Session 4
    Improved Care Coordination with a Transition Care Center
    Linda van Loon, RN, BSN, Care Coordinator, Transition Care Center, Parkview Medical Center
    Come learn about how transitional care programs can reduce readmissions as well as improve communication processes between home health care agencies and other post-acute facilities. Linda van Loon will also share drivers for improving hospital discharge processes and reducing errors.

    11 a.m.

    Population Health (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Cathy Turner, BSN, MBA, RN-BC, Associate Vice President, MEDITECH
    Scott Godbout, Marketing Solutions Manager, MEDITECH

    11:30 a.m.

    Vision, Action, Success: Innovation Realized Part 2 (Joanne Wood Auditorium)​​
    Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH

    12 p.m.

    Lunch (Hypatia Ballroom)

     

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  • Keynote

    Free from Harm: The Vital Role of Nursing
    Thursday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.
    Patricia A. McGaffigan, RN, MS, CPPS, Vice President, Patient Safety Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement 

    A large body of evidence shows that the rates of error and harm in healthcare remain unacceptably high, despite progress over the past two decades. Join Patricia McGaffigan as she identifies essential success factors for reducing preventable healthcare errors and harm and highlights the key role of nurses in accelerating safety.

    Ms. McGaffigan currently serves as vice president of patient safety programs for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). She served as COO and senior vice president of programs at the National Patient Safety Foundation until 2017, when the Foundation merged with IHI. Her prior experience includes clinical practice, academia, and leadership roles in education and marketing positions for several start-up and established medical device companies focused on improving patient safety. Ms. McGaffigan is a Certified Professional in Patient Safety, a graduate of the AHA-NPSF Patient Safety Leadership Fellowship Program, and a member of the American Society for Professionals in Patient Safety. She was awarded the distinguished Lifetime Member Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and serves on a wide range of national committees related to safety. Ms. McGaffigan is also on the Board of Directors for Medically Induced Trauma Support Services.

     

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  • Education Sessions

     Look for the  icon for videotaped sessions.

    Click here for a printable version of the Education Sessions.

    A number of sessions have been designated 1 Contact Hour. Per the ANA Massachusetts: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by ANA Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Session 1 | Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m.

    Prepare, Prevent, Respond: Cybersecurity for Nursing Professionals (All platforms) (Church)
    Justin Armstrong, Security Analyst, System Technology, MEDITECH
    Cybersecurity breaches and ransomware are prominent in every industry, even healthcare. Many of us know of organizations that have suffered a cyber attack, and whether you’re aware of it or not, your own organization may be at risk. How can the entire healthcare organization be prepared for the seemingly inevitable cyber event? Join us as we discuss why healthcare data is so valuable to hackers, what techniques hackers use, and how you can play a critical role in cyber preparedness.

    Surgical Services Panel Discussion (6.1 SUR) 1 Contact Hour (Chomsky)
    No presentation available.
    Moderator:
    Nichole Woods, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Panelists: 
    Carole Weinstein, Project Specialist, Valley Hospital
    Jessica Bullock, RN, BSN, Clinical Applications Specialist, Lima Memorial Hospital
    Shannon Digman, RRT, Senior Clinical Informatics Analyst, Marietta Memorial Hospital

    Join us for a panel discussion on the many benefits of Surgical Services, including efficiency gains and improvements in patient care. You’ll also learn about their goals and plans to implement new features in 2018. 

    Evidence-based Clinical Documentation: Giving Time Back at the Bedside through Efficient and Effective Documentation (All platforms) 1 Contact Hour (Babbage East and West)
    Sarah Michel, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Nursing Innovation, HCA
    Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is redesigning their EHR to standardize and reconfigure nursing documentation. Sarah Michel, HCA’s director of nursing innovation, will discuss the organization’s use of an evidence-based design that aligns minimum documentation requirements with ideal workflow. She’ll highlight how the consistent user interface through the application of advanced informatics techniques saves the end user up to two hours of documenting time per shift.

    Diabetes Management Toolkit (Expanse) (Cray)
    Kerri Nash, Project Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Get an up-close look at MEDITECH’s new Diabetes Management Toolkit and all of its components. This toolkit has been developed based on accepted clinical guidelines and quality measures for managing adult patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and is aligned with recommendations provided by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Payment Program. You’ll see how the toolkit incorporates a standard bundle of content, including best practice-driven EHR workflows and embedded integrated clinical decision support. This content provides care team members with a streamlined workflow, which facilitates the effective management of adult patients with diabetes to improve outcomes.

    Note: The content for the above session was developed and is offered in MEDITECH Expanse and, as such, some functionality is unique to that platform. The workflows demonstrated can be adapted for 6.x, Client/Server, and MAGIC.

    Clinical Transformation: Change Management in the Oncology Setting (Expanse) 1 Contact Hour (Boole)
    Kimberly Schreiner, MSN, RN, OCN, Firelands Regional Medical Center
    During this session, Kimberly Schreiner will share the process Firelands Regional Medical Center went through to design, build, and implement new change management technology into their nursing practice. She’ll show you how to adapt change management skills via the use of workflow analysis and design to create clinical transformation.

    Quality Reporting in Business and Clinical Analytics (All platforms)  (Bartik)
    Douglas Griffin, Senior Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Jonathan Bashford, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH

    Join us for a discussion of our Business and Clinical Analytics solution and how it can help organizations increase efficiency, measure progress, and improve performance. We’ll show you standard content in areas of operation and quality and have an open dialogue about additional metrics or dashboards needed by nursing leadership.  

    Use of the MEDITECH Mobile App in Home Care (Home Care) 1 Contact Hour (Codd)
    LIVE demo. No presentation available.
    Barbara Hinkley, RN, MHA, Director, Home Options, Kalispell Regional Healthcare
    Tony Miller, Manager, Product Development, MEDITECH

    No longer are home care workers tied to laptop devices to do their documentation in the home. Attend this session to learn how the MEDITECH Home Care mobile application provides real-time documentation with a portable, easy-to-use device that increases clinician efficiency.

    Session 2 | Thursday, June 14, 2:30 p.m. 

    Interdisciplinary Transition of Care 1 Contact Hour (Chomsky)
    Cheryl Panza, RN, BSN, Nursing Clinical Informatics Specialist, Monongahela Valley Hospital
    Planning, coordinating, and completing patient transitions from one care setting to another can produce gaps in communication and lead to readmissions. During this session, you’ll learn how all members of the care team are able to provide easily accessible, up-to-date communication, while also placing discharge information for the patients/caregivers. 

    Mobile Technology Streamlines Patient Care Documentation (Expanse) 1 Contact Hour (Babbage West)
    Joe Farr, RN, Clinical Applications Coordinator, King’s Daughters Medical Center
    Susanne Durning, Senior Project Coordinator, Strategy, MEDITECH

    Join Joe Farr from King’s Daughters Medical Center as he shares how mobile technology enables him to perform such tasks as quick patient and medication verification and care intervention documentation. 

    Restraints Management (Expanse) (Bartik)
    Sean Lehman, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s experience- and outcome-based Restraints Toolkit provides best practice-driven workflow and guidance for the reduction and management of chemical and physical restraints.  The toolkit is aligned with recommendations provided by the Journal of Nursing, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Joint Commission (TJC), and Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Learn more by attending this session!

    Note: The content for the above session was developed and is offered in MEDITECH Expanse and, as such, some functionality is unique to that platform. The workflows demonstrated can be adapted for 6.x, Client/Server, and MAGIC.

    Achieving HIMSS Stage 7: Realizing the Benefits of your EHR (All platforms) 1 Contact Hour (Cray)
    Jean Havrilla, MS, RN, Director Medical Surgical and Behavioral Health Units,
    Nursing Resource and Transport, Frederick Memorial Hospital
    Stephen Loureiro, Project Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH

    The HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) incorporates methodology and algorithms to automatically score hospitals around the world relative to their Electronic Medical Records (EMR) capabilities. Learn about this eight-stage (0-7) model and how it measures the adoption and utilization of electronic medical record (EMR) functions.

    New Enhancements with Medication Reconciliation and Discharge (Expanse, 6.x) (Babbage East)
    Mike O’Callahan, Lead Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH
    Jesse Sousa, Software Designer, Product Development, MEDITECH

    During this session, we’ll highlight the new enhancements to our Medication Reconciliation and Discharge routine in MEDITECH Expanse and 6.x, including placing medications on hold, streamlining the various Comments/Instructions fields across ambulatory medication reconciliation, E/E Home Medications and Reconcile, and the ability to auto-discharge home medications. These enhancements will help facilitate the Medication Reconciliation process at both admission and discharge, and across the acute and ambulatory settings. 

    A "Living" Surveillance Board: A Journey Worth Taking (Church)
    Lisa Latch, RN ,BSN, IT Clinical  Analyst, Magnolia Regional Health Center
    Explore Magnolia Regional Health Center's rollout of MEDITECH’s powerful Surveillance tool. Lisa Latch will share the boards they created to support the Sepsis Toolkit, VTE Prophylaxis, Antibiotic Stewardship, Pharmacy Watch List, flu vaccine, readmissions and more.

    What It Means to be a Top Performer (Home Care)  (Codd)
    Challis Fine, RN, COS-C, Director of Professional Services, Home Health Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
    Learn why the Home Health Center of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center is a top performer. Challis Fine will share results-oriented performance improvement in both clinical and financial areas. You’ll also hear how the organization has improved process flow by identifying areas of waste, inefficiencies, and potential roadblocks. 

    Session 3 | Friday, June 15, 8:30 a.m.

    Antimicrobial Stewardship (Expanse) (Chomsky)
    Alysha Metcalf, Senior Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    MEDITECH’s evidence-based Antimicrobial Stewardship program supports your organization in the identification and monitoring of patients on antibiotic therapy who meet a variety of key criteria throughout the antibiotic prescribing lifecycle. Antimicrobial Stewardship is aligned with the CDC's Action, Tracking, and Reporting Core Elements and provides standard content embedded within MEDITECH Expanse.

    Note: The content for the above session was developed and is offered in MEDITECH Expanse and, as such, some functionality is unique to that platform. The workflows demonstrated can be adapted for 6.x, Client/Server, and MAGIC.

    Journey to Nursing Documentation Redesign: Clinical Care Classification System 1 Contact Hour (Babbage East and West)
    Janice Rogers, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Analyst, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
    Learn how redesigning nursing documentation utilizing Clinical Care Classifications (CCC) as the standard nomenclature can improve documentation with a focus on the patient, communication, and outcomes of care.

    Improved Communication for Enhanced Patient Safety in the Cancer Center (Expanse) 1 Contact Hour (Church)
    Allison Evert, RN, BSN, OCN, Firelands Regional Medical Center
    Join Allison Evert from Firelands Regional Medical Center as she discusses patient safety gaps in the oncology practice and how they can be closed with the use of an electronic treatment plan and strong workflows.

    Surveillance: Improving Care Through Real-Time Insight (6.x and Client/Server) 1 Contact Hour (Bartik)
    Lindsay Tahiry, MS, RN-BC, Senior Application Analyst, RCCH Health
    Niki Daniel
    , MSN, RN, Senior Application Analyst, RCCH Health
    Join Lindsay Tahiry and Niki Daniel from RCCH Health as they discuss how they use surveillance to identify at-risk patients by synthesizing real-time information within the EMR. Learn how the ability to monitor patients with accurate, updated data can have a meaningful impact on outcomes.

    Benefits of Integrated Care Manager (Expanse) (Cray)
    Suzanne Pica, RN, Clinical Systems Manager, Avera Health
    Kristi Pribbenow, AAS Healthcare Leadership, Senior Health Informaticist, Revenue Cycle, Avera McKennan Hospital

    Learn how MEDITECH’s integrated Case Management solution enables Avera’s case managers to advocate for their patients to receive necessary care, while balancing the demands of a profitable business model. You’ll see how clinical and administrative functions work together to maintain profitability and efficiency by tracking patient compliance, documenting the care being delivered to patient populations, and planning for discharge. You’ll also learn how case management helps to improve follow-up care and workflows that may contribute to lost payments.

    Hospice Care Planning (Home Care) (Codd)
    Pat Stagner, RN, Manager, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Inspired by the book The Hospice Companion and the idea of providing what matters most for the dying patient, this session will highlight how to build merged protocols based on patient symptoms and patient-specific goals for care.

    Session 4 | Friday, June 15, 9:45 a.m.

    HEART Pathway Toolkit (Expanse) (Church)
    Alana Commendatore, RN, Analyst, Client Services, MEDITECH
    Discover how MEDITECH’s evidence-based HEART Pathway Toolkit supports your organization in the identification of “low risk” ED chest pain patients, which, in conjunction with ED physicians’ clinical judgement, facilitates early discharge without costly cardiac testing. Aligned with the HEART Pathway, this toolkit consists of evidence- and experience-based standard content embedded into MEDITECH Expanse, along with optimal workflows and system guidance to help your organization improve ED outcomes. 

    Note: The content for the above session was developed and is offered in MEDITECH Expanse and, as such, some functionality is unique to that platform. The workflows demonstrated can be adapted for 6.x, Client/Server, and MAGIC.

    Surgical Items and Implant Scanning 1 Contact Hour (Chomsky)
    Shannon Digman, RRT, Senior Clinical Informatics Analyst, Marietta Memorial Hospital
    As part of their Surgical Services implementation, Marietta Memorial Hospital built a new, real-time inventory with consistent naming conventions of items and implants. Join Shannon Digman as she shares how this inventory has increased accuracy, saved nurses approximately one to three minutes of documentation time per case, and led the organization to a savings of almost $20,000 per year.

    Improving Care Transitions with SBAR Communication Tool 1 Contact Hour (Babbage East and West)
    Andrea Lucas, RN, BScN, MHS, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
    Jeannie Borg, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
    SBAR is a communication tool which enables seamless care transitions and increases patient and staff safety by providing real-time standardized communications. During this session, you’ll discover how SBAR has helped the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences to positively impact care as well as decrease adverse events during care transitions.

    Streamlining Acute Clinical Charge Capture (Expanse) 1 Contact Hour (Bartik)
    Jenni Peterson, RN, BSN, Software Systems Architect, Avera Health
    Modessa Neyens, RN, BSN, Emergency Department Nurse, Avera McKennan Hospital
    During this session, we’ll highlight how a streamlined multiple charge capture process for the emergency department, operating room, and acute settings can have a positive impact on financial outcomes. 

    Improved Care Coordination with a Transition Care Center (Cray)
    Linda van Loon, RN, BSN, Care Coordinator, Transition Care Center, Parkview Medical Center
    Learn about how transitional care programs can reduce readmissions as well as improve communication processes between home health care agencies and other post-acute facilities. Linda van Loon will also share drivers for improving hospital discharge processes and reducing errors.

     

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  • Vendors

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

    Acmeware logo

    For 20 years, Acmeware’s focus has been on custom report development, interfaces, data repository (DR) maintenance, DR training, and quality reporting. Our Expanse Reporting Strategy assists clients with conversion of NPR reports to SQL, Report Designer, or BCA reports when implementing or upgrading to Expanse. As a MEDITECH collaborative solutions vendor, we provide quality reporting in both Acute (CMS and The Joint Commission) & Ambulatory (MIPS) environments. Congratulations to the Providers and Provider Groups who worked with Acmeware this past year and averaged a MIPS Quality Score of over 95, among the highest in the nation.

    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.

    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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  • Featured Sessions

    Creating a Culture of Safety: An Organizational Transformation
    Thursday, June 14, 1 p.m.

    Kim Hollon, FACHE President and CEO
    Signature Healthcare

    Kim Walsh, MSN, RN
    CNO and Senior Vice President of Patient Services
    Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital

    Over 100,000 people die each year in United States hospitals due to medical errors, or 1 in every 382 admissions. In 2014, Signature Healthcare decided to tackle this issue head-on, beginning its journey to high reliability with a diagnostic assessment of its events of harm. Embarking on a journey to zero harm, safety became the number one priority with a goal to reduce sentinel events by 60-80% within the first two years. In this session, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital President and CEO Kim Hollon and CNO and Senior Vice President Kim Walsh will share the organization's proven and successful methods. Session attendees will leave with knowledge of specific techniques they can use to help prevent harm to and reduce injury rates for patients and employees.

    Kim Hollon, FACHE, President and CEO, Signature Healthcare 
    Kim Hollon has been President and CEO of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital since July 2010. Prior to joining Signature Healthcare, he served as the COO for the Excela Health System in Pennsylvania, where he oversaw four hospital campuses and a workforce of 4,500. His past experience also includes serving as president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Methodist Charlton, both part of Methodist Health System in Dallas, TX.

    Kim Walsh, BSN, RN, CNO, Senior Vice President of Patient Services, Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
    Kim Walsh is currently the CNO and senior vice president of patient services for Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. She has been with the organization for over 30 years, holding such positions as staff nurse and nurse manager for the Medical/Surgical unit, as well as director of the Transitional Care Unit project.


     Social Determinants of Health
    Thursday, June 14, 3:45 p.m.

    Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Bristol Hospital Counseling Center

    The contribution of social factors to a person's health and wellness is immense. In 2018, Bristol Hospital in Connecticut joined three other local hospitals to work with the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) on addressing social determinants of health for patients in The Connecticut Social Health Initiative project. Rebecca Colasanto will share Bristol's experience from this pilot study and plans for making social determinants of health part of the everyday language in healthcare. Participants will leave with knowledge about identifying and addressing the social factors for the patient at the point of care and incorporating appropriate measures into the plan of care.

    Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations, Bristol Hospital Counseling Center
    Rebecca Colasanto, LCSW is the Director of Clinical Operations at Bristol Hospital's Counseling Center. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Social Work from Springfield College. An advocate for reducing health disparities, she continues to make tremendous efforts to educate healthcare providers and the community on suicide prevention and reducing stigma in behavioral health and addiction recovery. 

     

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