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The Joint Commission leads next-generation quality measurement with innovative data submission platform

ePerformance

The Joint Commission, the leading healthcare accreditation group for the majority of US hospitals, wanted to accelerate the quality measure reporting from a largely manual, data-centric process, into a streamlined, insight-oriented electronic process for their 4,500 accredited hospitals.

 

  • Along with Apervita, The Joint Commission created a Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP), the industry’s first solution to make Clinical Quality Language (CQL)-based electronic Quality Measures (eCQMs) available to providers in an execution environment.

  • CQL is the new industry standard for measures, used by The Joint Commission and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2019 eCQM reporting, and endorsed by Health Level Seven (HL7) International.

The DDSP program is not only notable for its industry-first use of CQL at scale, but also for the following:

  • 24/7 access to the DDSP for healthcare organizations to directly upload, verify and analyze their data during the submission period

  • Presenting near real-time measure results and insights based on the uploaded data

  • A streamlined, self-service data submission process

  • A single environment to specify, develop, test, and distribute CQL measures for use

Challenge

The Joint Commission, the leading healthcare accreditation group for the majority of US hospitals, wanted to accelerate the quality measure reporting from a largely manual, data-centric process, into a streamlined, insight-oriented electronic process for their 4,500 accredited hospitals.

 

Solution
  • Along with Apervita, The Joint Commission created a Direct Data Submission Platform (DDSP), the industry’s first solution to make Clinical Quality Language (CQL)-based electronic Quality Measures (eCQMs) available to providers in an execution environment.

  • CQL is the new industry standard for measures, used by The Joint Commission and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2019 eCQM reporting, and endorsed by Health Level Seven (HL7) International.

Results

The DDSP program is not only notable for its industry-first use of CQL at scale, but also for the following:

  • 24/7 access to the DDSP for healthcare organizations to directly upload, verify and analyze their data during the submission period

  • Presenting near real-time measure results and insights based on the uploaded data

  • A streamlined, self-service data submission process

  • A single environment to specify, develop, test, and distribute CQL measures for use

CDC battles drug-resistant gonorrhea with care pathway application

ePathways

  • Gonorrhea is a public health threat that’s increasingly resistant to drug treatment. Better clinical decision support at the point of care has the potential to address this drug resistance.

  • The current mechanism for delivering clinical guidance is a difficult-to-access PDF document that’s inconvenient for clinicians to retrieve during a clinical encounter or when determining treatment.

  • The CDC needed a way to electronically deliver gonorrhea treatment guidelines to clinicians via their EHR systems at the point of care.

  • Apervita built an application that allows treatment guidelines to be electronic and machine readable, enabling more timely, accessible and up-to-date treatment recommendations.

  • With Apervita the CDC can now deploy the electronic treatment guidelines to any EHR system, web application, or mobile application.

Challenge
  • Gonorrhea is a public health threat that’s increasingly resistant to drug treatment. Better clinical decision support at the point of care has the potential to address this drug resistance.

  • The current mechanism for delivering clinical guidance is a difficult-to-access PDF document that’s inconvenient for clinicians to retrieve during a clinical encounter or when determining treatment.

  • The CDC needed a way to electronically deliver gonorrhea treatment guidelines to clinicians via their EHR systems at the point of care.

Solution
  • Apervita built an application that allows treatment guidelines to be electronic and machine readable, enabling more timely, accessible and up-to-date treatment recommendations.

Results
  • With Apervita the CDC can now deploy the electronic treatment guidelines to any EHR system, web application, or mobile application.

Leading national health system improves efficiency and performance across thousands of facilities

ePerformance

  • A leading national health system wanted the enterprise capability to report the same quality measures across all 1,000+ facilities in order to drive operational efficiencies and standardization across the entire system.

  • Apervita created an application that allows for enterprise-wide implementation of measures and quality applications with EHR-vendor agnostic performance capabilities.

  • The system has the ability to locally customize measures to impact performance improvement at the hospital level.

  • Enterprise teams can build and deploy new performance applications into workflow.

  • The application creates a differentiating capability for the health system to quickly and efficiently deploy performance solutions at scale, reduces vendor and IT service dependencies.

  • The end-to-end solution connects data sources with application workbench and workflow integration to “close the loop” on performance, from the enterprise down to patient levels.

Challenge
  • A leading national health system wanted the enterprise capability to report the same quality measures across all 1,000+ facilities in order to drive operational efficiencies and standardization across the entire system.

Solution
  • Apervita created an application that allows for enterprise-wide implementation of measures and quality applications with EHR-vendor agnostic performance capabilities.

  • The system has the ability to locally customize measures to impact performance improvement at the hospital level.

  • Enterprise teams can build and deploy new performance applications into workflow.

Results
  • The application creates a differentiating capability for the health system to quickly and efficiently deploy performance solutions at scale, reduces vendor and IT service dependencies.

  • The end-to-end solution connects data sources with application workbench and workflow integration to “close the loop” on performance, from the enterprise down to patient levels.

Mayo Clinic pioneers pathways, resulting in unprecedented quality, provider satisfaction, and financial benefits

Innovation Project

  • Mayo Clinic required multiple full-time employees performing manual tasks to maintain patients on post-operative recovery and complication clinical pathways.

  • Mayo Clinic needed a way to consistently and efficiently monitor and manage these standardized clinical best practices to insure high value care.

  • With the expertise and engineering of Apervita clinical informaticians and technology, Mayo Clinic developed a comprehensive approach to consistently deliver the latest best practices through workflow optimization, clinician cognitive support, and advanced analytics tools.

  • These innovative informatics capabilities provided a 360 view of individuals and populations of patients in near real-time as well as retrospectively to ensure best practice from the bedside to the boardroom and for the various enabling activities of management, translation, and innovation between.

  • Over a dozen procedural and post-surgical complication pathways demonstrated essential benefits to patients (approximately 50% reduction in post-op complications), providers (~95% reduction in wasteful EHR tasks in workflows such as rounding), and the institution in an estimated return on investment of nearly seven figures per surgeon in net operating income.  A rare win-win-win in the bullseye of the Quadruple Aim.

Challenge
  • Mayo Clinic required multiple full-time employees performing manual tasks to maintain patients on post-operative recovery and complication clinical pathways.

  • Mayo Clinic needed a way to consistently and efficiently monitor and manage these standardized clinical best practices to insure high value care.

Solution
  • With the expertise and engineering of Apervita clinical informaticians and technology, Mayo Clinic developed a comprehensive approach to consistently deliver the latest best practices through workflow optimization, clinician cognitive support, and advanced analytics tools.

  • These innovative informatics capabilities provided a 360 view of individuals and populations of patients in near real-time as well as retrospectively to ensure best practice from the bedside to the boardroom and for the various enabling activities of management, translation, and innovation between.

Results
  • Over a dozen procedural and post-surgical complication pathways demonstrated essential benefits to patients (approximately 50% reduction in post-op complications), providers (~95% reduction in wasteful EHR tasks in workflows such as rounding), and the institution in an estimated return on investment of nearly seven figures per surgeon in net operating income.  A rare win-win-win in the bullseye of the Quadruple Aim.

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