International MUSE Conference

2018 International MUSE Conference

The International MUSE Conference is right around the corner.  We can't wait to see you there to talk about: Data Repository Reporting, Quality (including eCQMs) Reporting, 6.1 report migration and other DR related services.  The MUSE Conference is the best event of the year for MEDITECH users to learn and network.  There will be many opportunities to see MEDITECH 6.1 in action, learn best practices, and talk with users who have upgraded.

2018 International MUSE Conference

Our Education Sessions for 2018:

Soup to Nuts - DR 101 & 102- 

Our DR 101 workshop (part 1 of our 2 part series), introduces you to the DR module in MEDITECH. You’ll learn about the data transfer process, best practices for monitoring overall system health and transfer functionality, how to interpret informational messages and potential errors from the DR system log, and when to follow-up with MEDITECH on any DR-related issues.  Next, we’ll dive into the basics of Microsoft SQL Server, the relational database system that hosts your DR data.  This includes an overview of database management with SQL Server Management Studio, along with a discussion of best practices for data validation.  Finally we’ll outline the report development and presentation options that are included with Microsoft SQL Server.  

Back once again by popular demand, part 2 of our “Soup to Nuts” DR Tuesday Training series will teach you everything you need to know about Data Repository report writing.  Building on the foundation from our morning session (DR 101), DR 102 will teach you how and where to find the data you need in DR and how to write T-SQL code to return it accurately and efficiently for your reports.

We’ll demonstrate tools and methods for determining the best tables to use in different reporting scenarios. We’ll teach you how to easily combine data from multiple Meditech modules, as well as things to consider when joining these tables together.  We’ll share other tips and best practices to consider while doing your report development, including naming conventions and how to organize your stored procedures to improve productivity.  You’ll learn about some of the built-in and custom T-SQL functions we use to make certain calculations or conversions easier.  Lastly we’ll demonstrate the basics of using SQL Server Reporting Services to design and publish your reports within your organization.

Report Designer Fundamentals -

Does your hospital have an extensive library of NPR-based reports?  Are you migrating to MEDITECH 6.1 or have you already?  Either way, you’ll need to know more about Report Designer, the native tool for reports based on MEDITECH’s Advanced Technology applications. As the logical starting point for many reports from your MEDITECH EHR, Report Designer is fundamentally different from NPR Report Writer, and the only “out of the box” tool you can use to report from the M-AT applications, including ABS, BAR, HIM, PCS, REG and others.

In this Tuesday Training workshop, we’ll discuss the different reporting tools available with MEDITECH, then dive in to the basics of using Report Designer. Report Designer features a more intuitive “point and click” design that allows you to build reports quickly and without having to learn underlying programming syntax.  Topics we’ll cover include the underlying data storage hierarchy and schema, using the Object Explorer, and a walkthrough of the basic Report Designer screens and functions.  We’ll also demonstrate how to build a basic report from start to finish, with attention paid to keys and indexes to ensure your data retrieval is accurate and efficient. 

Custom BCA Dashboards with Visual Insight

Hospitals using MEDITECH’s Business and Clinical Analytics (BCA) application realize the value of quickly and efficiently analyzing and visualizing their data with dashboard-style reports. BCA lets you move beyond the standard content with Visual Insight, a BI tool that allows users to create ad­hoc dashboards that present your data using dynamic and interactive visualizations.

We’ll take an in-depth look at how to add visualizations to the standard dashboards, how to create new dashboards from scratch, both using existing datasets and creating new ones to define your own metrics.  One of the most compelling features of Visual Insight is the ability to incorporate external data into your dashboards so it can be displayed alongside your MEDITECH data. We’ll demonstrate how to connect to different types of data sources, define your attributes and measures, “wrangle” the data and make it available for presentation within your custom dashboard.

The Alphabet Soup of Clinical Quality Measures Reporting and Reimbursement:  2018 Updates

In this Training Session we will review:

  • How CMS is aligning clinical quality measures (CQMs) to reduce the reporting burden for healthcare organizations and providers. We will cover the vision and goals for achieving quality alignment for CMS.
  • We will dive into the following CMS reporting programs and how they interact with each other: Value-Based Purchasing (VBP), Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Merit-based Incentive Payments (MIPS), Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR), The Joint Commission (ORYX), Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR), and Alternative Payment Models (APM).
  • How the Eligible Hospital and Eligible Clinicians reimbursement models will change in 2018 and going forward Compare and contrast the requirements for quality measure reporting and identify strategies to ensure compliance.
  • The potential impact to hospital reimbursement of current and proposed programs that will affect quality reporting for hospitals and providers.
  • How to improve efficiency and quality by aligning measures across initiatives. Where to find current information (and breaking news) on each of these Quality Initiatives.


Revenue Cycle Optimization: Tools and Strategies for Success

The session will discuss strategies to optimize EHR build and workflow in the areas of registration, medical necessity, and clinical documentation improvement; tools and resources for reporting, tracking progress, and understanding the revenue at risk; and how to maintain a high-functioning revenue cycle during times of transition.

Reimbursement tied to quality performance has become a reality for hospitals and physicians. CMS’ aggressive goals aimed at increasing the percentage of Medicare payments associated with quality outcomes versus quantity of service create operational, procedural, and fiscal challenges. Financial as well as clinical strategies must be redesigned and executed in this new value-based care environment.

Financial lessons learned from Jodi Frei of Northwestern Medical Center in St Albans Vermont, having recently completed a 12-month system upgrade and rebuild, will be shared. Metrics that matter, strategies to best prevent revenue loss in times of transition, and optimization of quality based reimbursement are amongst the topics to be covered.

Essential to any highly reliable process is the ability to track progress, report statistics and present actionable data to various stakeholders. Bill Presley will share tools and resources for reporting and tracking progress from both a clinical and financial perspective

Revenue Cycle in this era of health care reform is challenging. We all seek success under this new normal in health care. Optimizing revenue capture in a quality reimbursement model requires acquisition of new knowledge and the use of new tools and strategies. Come and be a part of the discussion.

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