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PCPI Announcements

April 3, 2018

 

PCPI Announcements

 

In this issue...

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Thank you for a Successful Spring 2018

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HIMSS18 session: Clinical Data Registries - Solving for Interoperability

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New Complimentary Webinar

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New AHRQ e-Book Released

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Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award Selected

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Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) Annual Conference

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New AHRQ Registry of Patient Registries (ROPR) Overview Webinar

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Help write the next ADA Guidelines

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PCPI wants to help share your news

 

Thank you to our Spring 2018 Conference Attendees!

PCPI® was pleased to host 170+ speakers, sponsors and attendees representing medical specialty and health care professional societies and associations, accrediting, certifying and licensing organizations, quality improvement organizations, organizations representing patients, families and consumers, other advocacy organizations, informaticists, as well as registry vendor and other health information technology vendors and professionals who battled through a nor’easter to join us in Driving Improvement through Innovation and Policy March 19th-21st.

 


 

PCPI on the GO!

HIMSS18 session: Clinical Data Registries - Solving for Interoperability

Our national system of registries is segmented by clinical specialty, and registry data models vary in how they represent clinical data – even data that are common among multiple registries. Successful implementation of new payment models can mean that performance measures use data from multiple registries. The lack of registry interoperability impacts the ability of our national system of performance measurement and improvement to easily and sustainably support the CMS Quality Payment Program and risk contracts between health plans and provider organizations.

 

At HIMSS18 PCPI Director Data & Innovation, Seth Blumenthal, MBA spoke on how the registry community is working to improve interoperability. Many national medical specialty and healthcare professional societies and associations operate clinical data registry programs. Participating organizations and clinicians use registry information to improve patient health outcomes. Over the past several years, registries have become important instruments for carrying out the performance measurement and reporting needed to execute value-based payment models.

 

In his presentation, Mr. Blumenthal described PCPI’s Registries on FHIR project, which aims to demonstrate the value of adoption of common clinical data elements in registries to improve interoperability. Health Level Seven® International (HL7®) Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®) is a standard that if adopted in registries, EHRs and related systems will improve interoperability in health care. By drafting and testing in registries a common clinical data set based on existing standards including the ONC 2015 Common Clinical Dataset, we aim to show a measurable reduction in registry data acquisition burden and improvements in registry data quality.

 

 

Measurement Science

New Complimentary Webinar

PCPI will be conducting a new webinar series beginning Friday, April 20th from 1-2pm central (2-3pm eastern). This inaugural session is free to both members and non-members.

 

The new series is entitled “Tales from the Measurement Front,” and is intended to serve as a continuation of the similarly titled session from past PCPI Conferences, allowing members to share hands-on experiences in developing performance measures for inclusion in national quality reporting programs and/or for quality improvement.

 

Aamir Siddiqui, MD and Caryn Davison, MA from the PCPI Member Organization, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), will serve as our guest speakers during the inaugural session, as they present A Short History of Measure Development at ASPS. Be sure to join us as our ASPS colleagues highlight measure development scenarios that are likely relevant to medical specialty societies in general, as well as those that are specific to this unique surgical specialty. We are excited to hear our ASPS colleagues’ experiences in performance measurement and in learning how their work in performance measurement is continuously evolving. We hope you can join us! RSVP Here!

 

 

NQRN

New AHRQ e-Book Released

In a blog for AHRQ Leaders on March 19th, 2018, PCPI Board Member Dr. Arlene Bierman discusses the new e-book Registries for Evaluating Patient Outcomes: A User’s Guide: 3rd Edition Addendum, stating “It’s chapters focus on engaging with patients throughout the design and conduct of registries; methodological considerations for using digital health technologies in registries; designing direct-to-patient and other patient-centric studies; and building registry networks that allow greater use and sharing of information.”

 

Seth Blumenthal, Director Data & Innovation at PCPI oversees the NQRN® program. Mr. Blumenthal was the lead author for Chapter 5, Registry Networks. In this chapter, Mr. Blumenthal explains how to fund and sustain a registry network. Planning for the funding and sustainability of a registry network depends very much on the network’s purpose and goals. It is critical to understand early on and continually assess the needs of network participants and other stakeholders so that solicitation efforts and resource utilization are optimized to meet those needs.

 

Although there may be overlap, network funding strategies can be divided into those that respond to a need identified by an external group (market-responsive) and those based on a previously unrecognized or unmet need identified by the founders. In the latter case, the founders may gain the support of funders by educating them and convincing them of that need (market-creation). Sustainability strategies should be expected to evolve as a network matures and has more value to offer to supporters. Click this link for the complete document.

 

 

 

Quality Improvement

Board of Examiners for the 2018 Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award Selected

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program – which provides value to U.S. organizations and the nation’s economy – helps organizations address a dynamic environment, focus on strategy-driven performance, achieve customer and workforce engagement, and improve governance and ethics, societal responsibilities, competitiveness, and long-term organizational sustainability.

 

PCPI’s Director of Quality Improvement, Stephen Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR has been selected as a returning member of the volunteer Board of Examiners. The program oversees the only Presidential award for performance excellence through the U.S Department of Commerce and is housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. The program applies the Baldrige Framework to the following sectors – health care, service, manufacturing, education, small business, government/nonprofit. Stephen will focus his work in health care.

 

PCPI Member Spotlight

Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ) Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the IAHQ annual conference scheduled for May 9th, 2018 at the NIU Naperville Conference Center in Naperville, IL. Presentations include:

  • How ACOs are improving care and outcomes – AMITA Health ACO
  • An update on the Get with the Guidelines Program for heart and stroke care – American Heart Association
  • Strategies for improving care coordination beyond hospital walls – Telligen
  • How clinical quality measures are developed and implications for care at the bedside – PCPI
  • Lean Transformation at the University of Chicago Medicine
  • Managing team dynamics to drive QI – University of Illinois BIS

Submit a poster

IAHQ will be holding a poster competition during the post-conference reception and networking event to share the exciting QI and safety work. NOTE: You may reuse an existing poster.

 

CPHQ CE

CE for Certified Professionals in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) has been applied for - 6 hours for main conference, 1.5 hours for poster session.

 

More information about IAHQ, the program agenda, as well as the poster competition may be found at: IAHQ Conference 2018

 

 

New AHRQ Registry of Patient Registries (RoPR) Overview Webinar

You are invited to join this AHRQ webinar to learn about the new self-registration pathway in the RoPR (Registry of Patient Registries: https://patientregistry.ahrq.gov). Two one-hour long forums will be held:

1. Hosted with CMS, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12 pm ET

2. Hosted with PCPI, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2 pm ET

 

The RoPR is an AHRQ-funded data entry system that allows registry stewards to provide information about their patient registry to promote collaboration, reduce redundancy, and improve transparency among registry holders.

 

The RoPR replaces the centralized repository developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and will provide a centralized source of information for MIPS eligible clinicians, Medicaid eligible professionals, Medicare and Medicaid eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals looking for public health and clinical data registry electronic reporting options.

 

To register, please click on one of the links below (note, it is not necessary to attend both forums):

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12 pm ET

Register Here - This webinar is hosted with the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2 pm ET

Register Here - This webinar is hosted with PCPI®, a membership organization uniquely focused on improving health outcomes through the advancement of performance measurement, clinical registries and quality improvement initiatives.

 

Please contact the project team with any questions at RoPR@ahrq.hhs.gov.

 

 

Help write the next ADA Guidelines

Our colleagues in the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry are currently seeking feedback for an upcoming guideline. If you have a free moment, they would appreciate hearing your insight on the guideline’s drafted recommendation statements which concern the use of nonsurgical treatments for caries management.

 

To provide feedback, visit ADA.org/caries Please consider sharing your expertise as it will help ensure that the guideline benefits the largest number of dentists possible.

 

The American Dental Association will release a clinical practice guideline on the use of nonsurgical treatments for caries management later this year, and public comments are now being solicited concerning the guideline’s drafted recommendation statements.

 

What will happen to your response? Your feedback will be reviewed by the guideline’s writers and used to inform their final manuscript. Who do I contact if I have any questions? Questions can be directed to the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry, which is helping to write the guideline alongside a team of caries experts. The ADA Center for EBD can be reached at ebd@ada.org.

 

 

PCPI wants to help share your news

As a benefit of membership with PCPI, we will help share your news via our various media channels. Please contact Membership Manager, Bevin Rousopoulos at bevin.rousopoulos@thepcpi.org for more information.

 

 

Get involved with PCPI Today

Want to learn more about PCPI and how you can get involved in our current initiatives to Develop scientifically valid performance measures, Implement quality improvement initiatives, and Access multiple registries to drive optimal outcomes? Contact PCPI Membership Manager, Bevin Rousopoulos at bevin.rousopoulos@thepcpi.org.

 

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