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Clinical Decision Support-Meaningful Use and Improved Outcomes

An oft heard statement associated with health IT is “the correct use of clinical decision support tools is a key enabler for quality improvement.” The implementation of clinical decision support interventions related to clinical quality measures is a key Meaningful … Continue reading

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ONC CDS Improving Hypertension Challenge

Evidence continues to accumulate that demonstrates how the utilization of health IT, specifically clinical decision support applications can lead to improved patient outcomes. ONC is now looking to award and replicate those stories. In support of the HHS “Million Hearts … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned about EHR ROI Davies Award Winner MedPeds

A winner of a 2013 Davies Ambulatory Award of Excellence, MedPeds achieved ROI through its electronic health record (EHR) implementation by gaining significant financial, organizational, and cultural benefits. These benefits included earning certification as a level-3 patient-centered medical home, achieving … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned about EHR ROI Davies Award Winner White River Family Practice

A winner of a 2013 Davies Ambulatory Award of Excellence, White River Family Practice’s electronic health record (EHR) implementation enabled demonstrable improvements in practice finances and quality care. The EHR assisted White River to certify as a patient centered medical … Continue reading

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Real Outcomes: The Value of HIT and HIMSS14

With a variety of new payment models driving the healthcare world to true pay for quality, the search for evidence-based best practices that improve outcomes and patient safety is at a fever pitch at HIMSS14. On Tuesday, HIMSS showcased the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned about EHR Clinical Value Davies Award Winner UC Davis Medical Center

A winner of a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence, UC Davis Medical Center achieved clinical value through its electronic health record (EHR) implementation by reducing the incidence of sepsis; ventilator-assisted pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit; and central … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned about EHR Clinical Value and ROI-Davies Award Winner Texas Health Resources

A winner of a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence, Texas Health Resources reduced medication errors, adverse drug events, and falls while improving compliance with evidence-based protocols and achieving return on investment by implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system.

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Lessons Learned about EHR ROI: Davies Award Winner Children’s Medical Center of Dallas

A winner of a 2013 Davies Enterprise Award of Excellence, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas achieved a return on investment of $48.6 million through the implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system while improving clinical outcomes and quality.

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Davies Winning Ambulatory Practices Share Their Story of Quality Improvement at HIMSS14

HIMSS Annual Conference is a tremendous opportunity for ambulatory care providers to learn how innovative practices are improving care quality while overcoming huge challenges with cuts in reimbursement looming darkly on the horizon. The HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award of Excellence … Continue reading

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Clinical Quality Measurement in 2014: The Impact of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

As provisions of the Affordable Care Act start to impact healthcare providers, CMS continues to develop regulatory policy that aligns the clinical quality measure reporting requirements for multiple CMS programs.

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