FHIRside Chat: Innovations in Achieving Interoperability

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HL7® FHIR®, the newest clinical data standard, is in itself an innovation, and it enables innovation for people using healthcare data.  In the 20th century, interoperability was about connecting two systems together and that’s where the data standards we use today came from.  Today, the average US hospital has over 80 IT systems, within their walls.  So their first interoperability challenge is just to connect those systems to one another. 

But now, in the 21st century, interoperability is starting to mean something very different.  Interoperability now means being able to access the data of an individual or a population of individuals from one place, in real time.  And that data is no longer in a hospital system alone, it’s in many different systems.  It’s in pharmacies, payer systems, mobile devices, social service agencies, genomic sequencing labs, etc. 

We have to be able to get that massive amount of disparate data into one place, and to use it for clinical care and for quality care coordination. We can’t do that with the standards that were developed in the 1980s, the FHIR standard was built to answer this challenge. FHIR makes healthcare data truly portable.

Register for the upcoming webinar on Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00 pm ET to learn more!

Managing Population Risk: Industry Insights Reveal Key Strategies

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SCIO Health Analytics

Join SCIO Health Analytics and HealthLeaders Media on Wednesday, June 6th at 1:00 pm ET for this live webinar discussion  on current industry trends surrounding managing population risk and the core challenges providers face in gaining an accurate picture of risk. This discussion will be interactive in nature and will include a review of a recent HealthLeaders Buzz Survey and its results on this timely topic. SCIO Health Anytics Senior Consultant Donna DuLong will share her expertise and perspectives of how to relate the survey findings to current practices of providers today.

Gain insights into the following key areas:

  • Ensuring providers have an accurate picture of clinical and financial risk in order to meet value-based care goals
  • Understanding how providers today successfully identify care gaps using clinical data alone
  • How can organizations leverage analytic insights to close care and documentation gaps across patients and providers?

Bigger Footprint, Does it Result in a Bigger Bottom Line? 5 Key Considerations to Achieve Success

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More and more health systems are feeling the pressure of impending consolidation due to a number of factors – tightening net incomes, unpredictable health policy from Washington, costs and time to build a population health infrastructure – just to name a few.

 Health systems are being pushed to either compete as their own integrated, horizontally or vertically integrated, high-value networks, or be disintermediated and rolled up into a larger organization. This fear has finance executives searching for opportunities to influence their footprint within the market.

Join strategic planning and acquisitions expert, Steve Valentine, on April 10th, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET as he shares insight on 5 key considerations to achieving success for your bottom line, gleaned from 40 years of healthcare strategy and transaction experience. 

Industry Outlook: Exploring Investments and ROI

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With each passing year, incremental progress has been made in the move to a value-based model in the healthcare industry. However, after years of investment in infrastructure, healthcare IT, and care delivery enhancements, it seems appropriate to ask whether providers are actually seeing a return on this investment. 

Along with the question of whether providers are seeing return on investment for value-based care, an even broader set of questions relates to the overall financial health of the industry. What do current operating margins look like, and what is the outlook for the coming year? Where are providers investing to remain financially viable in the future? Which provider investments are producing the strongest returns? And last, which investments are producing no returns?

Join us on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 as we explore these questions and more.

Key Levers to Manage the “Risk” in Your Risk-Based Contracts

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SCIO Health Analytics

Historically, those providers participating in Medicare Advantage plans had the greatest interest in ensuring a sound risk adjustment strategy. Today, all providers have a growing interest.

Join our upcoming webinar on February 15th at 2:30 pm ET to learn key levers providers can use to mitigate and effectively manage the risk facing their organizations. Hear how Scripps Health Plan Services has implemented a risk adjustment strategy that helps them deliver on their value-based care initiatives and is grounded in ensuring quality care is delivered to the patients they & their providers serve.

With a foundation built to withhold the pressures of assuming risk, all providers can ensure success in their risk-sharing arrangements.

During this webinar, participants will:
-          Learn how focusing on key areas of your business can drive success with risk-based contracts
-          Understand how comprehensive risk adjustment strategies can support quality outcomes, cost reductions and optimized revenue
-          Learn about Scripps Health’s approach to ensuring patient quality, driving accurate documentation & creating critical visibility into their expected and actual CMS payments 
-          Understand the importance of managing provider performance and network leakage to risk-bearing organizations

Leading Transformation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas with the Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)™ Program

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American Heart Association

Health leaders play a vital role in healthcare transformation through leading the implementation of disruptive innovations.  Join us on Febrary 13th at 1:00 pm ET where Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Cole Edmonson, will discuss the principles that support leading transformation in healthcare, how these principles guided the decision to implement the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)™ Program, and how the RQI™ Program supported the mission and values important to the organization.  Alex Klacman, Critical Care Education Specialist will focus on organizational implementation of RQI™, and share the data supporting improvements in skill performance and survival rates from cardiac arrest following implementation.

Learning Points:
• Describe the role of the health leader in leading transformation through disruptive innovation
• Highlight the critical points needed for successful implementation of the RQI™ Program
• Review the key outcome measures in quality metrics and cost improvements seen with implementation of RQI™