Wednesday, December 17, 2008

PCIP NYC eCW User Conference

Here is an invitation from the NYC PCIP Team.
The target audience consists of PCIP docs and other NYC eCW docs, office staff, and other PCIP partners. SV

Dear Primary Care Information Project Partner,

Mark your calendars! The Primary Care Information Project and eClinicalWorks are very excited to announce that the first NYC eCW User Conference will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2009 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

We are planning an exciting agenda filled with presentations, trainings, and interactive discussions on a variety of topics, including: Best Practices in Coding & Documentation, Advance Your Usage of the EMR Training, Keys to a Successful eCW Implementation, specialty focus groups, and much more. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about new PCIP programs, meet industry thought leaders, participate in free eClinicalWorks trouble-shooting, and network with hundreds of eClinicalWorks users in New York City.

Please stay tuned for registration information, and make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible for early bird pricing ($50/participant, $250 for up to 10 participants, $450 for up to 20 participants).

We look forward to seeing you next spring!

Happy holidays,

The PCIP Team

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Health Level Seven Publishes Personal Health Record System Functional Model (PHR-S FM) as a Draft Standard for Trial Use

This will help expedite the interoperablity of PHRs and EHRs. SV

– Health Level Seven (HL7), a preeminent healthcare IT standards development organization with broad national and international representation, today announced that the HL7 Personal Health Record System Functional Model (PHR-S FM) has been published as a Draft Standard for Trial Use (DSTU) and is available for download from the HL7 website. The PHR-S FM defines the set of functions that may be present in PHR systems to create and manage an effective PHR. It also offers guidelines that facilitate health information exchange among different PHR systems and between PHR and EHR systems.


HL7 Functional Profile Registry for EHR-S and PHR-S Profiles

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Obama/Biden/Daschle Health Care Community Discussions

Here is an opportunity to have your opinions heard.
Follow the link to set up an event and maybe have former sentator Daschle as a guest. SV
NYC Health eHearts Rewards P4P

This is Pay For Performance program worth reviewing.
Unlike many other P4P programs, this will derive information from the electronic health record! Its a good start and one of many programs to become available. SV

Rewarding & Recognizing Providers for Healthy Hearts

eHearts is designed for adult primary care practices using an EHR that can transmit automated quality reports of core measures from the EHR to the QRS (examples of EHRs that are developing this functionality include NextGen and Epic). Practices interested in applying for the program must meet the following criteria:

1. Be a non hospital-based practice;
2. Verify completion of at least 1 in-person meeting with a PCIP Quality Improvement Specialist (for PCIP practices only);
3. Be able to transmit an automated report* from the EHR to the QRS;
4. Have a minimum number of patients specified by DOHMH across all core measure risk factors documented in the EHR (e.g., patients ages 18-75 AND with ischemic vascular disease, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, OR hypertension).