CMS Sepsis Reporting Is Going Public, Are You Ready?

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Wolters Kluwer

In the wake of the October 2015 CMS reporting requirement for the sepsis management bundle, hospitals have been implementing sepsis management approaches – many with mixed results. Now, CMS is stepping up their efforts to curb the deadly condition by making hospital performance scores public via Hospital Compare on July 25, 2018. The effort shines a light on just how difficult it is to correctly assess true sepsis incidence. The speaker provides insight on why it is so challenging to detect sepsis and what hospitals need to consider as they move forward.

Join Wolters Kluwer Health’s Dr. Stephen Claypool and Robert G. Hussey, J.D. from RGH Health Consulting on Thursday, June 21st at 1:00 pm ET, as he provides perspective on the CMS timeline, the agency’s ongoing efforts around sepsis compliance bundles and the rationale for reporting sepsis data through the most recent effort. Dr. Claypool will also present a progressive model that can help hospitals with early, accurate detection and treatment of sepsis.

Participants of this webinar will learn more about:

  • The CMS timetable for public reporting of sepsis performance measures through Hospital Compare
  • The factors for hospitals’ slow progress in battling sepsis
  • An innovative model to meet CMS’ requirements and make a positive impact in patient care and outcomes

Healthcare Disruptors

In the past year alone, a lot of ink has been signed vertically aligning healthcare payers, providers, and vendors with the aim of improving the quality and lowering the cost of patient care.

Add to the mix providers joining forces to take down big pharma, online retailers and hi-tech entering the space, payers changing policies and you have disruptions the like of which the healthcare market has never seen before. And this may only be the tip of the iceberg… 

Join us or this live webinar on June 19th at 1pm ET as we discuss these healthcare disruptors.

Key learning points you'll walk away with:

  • An understanding of examples of vertical integration including payers in the healthcare market;
  • An overview of new players entering healthcare and the associated opportunities they bring with them;
  • Identifying the pros and cons for providers resulting from this change in the landscape.

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.