Wednesday, October 12, 2016

NTT's Optimum and Dynamic Health IT Partner on Forward-Thinking Solution for CQMs

DHIT President Jeff Robbins addressing the
NTT Data Client Conference
After wrapping up our successful ONC certification testing for CQMsolution in early September, we headed to Newport Beach, CA, for the NTT Data Client Conference. Held annually, the conference offers clients of NTT Data products and services a wide range of educational sessions, networking opportunities and face-time with NTT DATA staff.

The event was a great opportunity to meet with implementers and users of CQMsolution. We were able to provide specific education on our application through the lens of the NTT's Optimum clinical ecosystem. CQMsolution is developed as universal quality measure solution, but context always matters, of course.

In keeping with the mission of the conference, we also spent time discussing some policy specifics to help NTT users prepare for changes in quality measurement. This included a glimpse into the future to MIPS/MACRA and Meaningful Use Stage 3.

We also expressed our confidence that our solution will continue to be among the first - if not the very first - to update with each successive release of CMS measures. Among other benefits, this allows maximal testing and educational opportunities in the lead-up to submission.

As with all DHIT clients, we seek to offer a full range of development, quality assurance, support and project management resources, tailored to the environmental needs of the specific implementation and user base. Our close collaboration with NTT has yielded a solution that allows their EMR team to focus on development and customer support, while we provide an effective and aggressively-supported tool to attack quality measures.

DHIT VP Raychelle Fernandez providing
clinical background for CQM calculation process.
By way of demonstration, DHIT gave a detailed presentation on CQMsolution and showed key elements of the software using a specific clinical use case: Ischemic/Hemorrhagic Stroke (via CMS measure 102v4). With our goal of guiding clients through CQMs from start to finish, we discussed not only the calculation and display of measures in CQMsolution, but the process of submission.

It's our hope that CQMsolution, like that Southern California weather, makes everything a little sunnier.

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