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PCPI January 2018 Announcements

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PCPI Announcements - January 2018


PCPI Member News

2018 PCPI Spring Conference is open for registration

Join your peers for the PCPI 2018 Annual Conference: Driving Improvement through Innovation and Policy. This three-day event gives you the opportunity to hear from and network with leaders who are improving patient outcomes through measurement, clinical registries and quality improvement activities.

To help you make the most of your conference experience, we have designed three highly focused days:

March 19: In-depth pre-conference sessions and social reception:

• Measurement Science Bootcamp

• Innovation in Healthcare Workshop

• NQRN Registries on FHIR

March 20: Business & Advisory Committee Meetings & Leadership Circle

March 21: Main conference with three customized tracks:

Track 1: Moving from MIPS to APMs - The Role of Measures

Track 2: Strategies for implementing improvement

Track 3: Registries and Interoperability, developed in collaboration with CMSS

Start planning your involvement in PCPI 2018; register today!



Measurement Science

CMS Moves to Improve Interoperability; Register for the PCPI Registries on FHIR Workshop

In the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), Congress identified the importance of interoperability and set out a path for the interoperable exchange of Electronic Health Information. Specifically, Congress directed ONC to “develop or support a trusted exchange framework, including a common agreement among health information networks nationally.”

The CMS Draft Trusted Exchange Framework, released on January 5, 2018, outlines a common set of principles for trusted exchange and minimum terms and conditions for trusted exchange. This is designed to bridge the gap between providers’ and patients’ information systems and enable interoperability across disparate health information networks (HINs).

PCPI’s 2018 Spring Conference being held March 19-21 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA is also addressing the interoperability issue. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a conference track for Registries and Interoperability as well as the pre-conference session -- NQRN Registries on FHIR. These participants will get to learn about and influence the direction of the Registries on FHIR project, a collaboration between PCPI, the Duke Clinical Research Institute and MDEpiNet (Public-Private Partnership of FDA), to reduce the burden of participating in registries by improving interoperability between registries and EHRs.

In Registries on FHIR, PCPI is furthering existing work including the ONC 2015 Common Clinical Data Set in developing a real, executable minimum common clinical data set. We plan to pilot it in a number of registries including the Vascular Quality Initiative and NCDR CathPVI. Please plan to attend this important conference. PCPI needs your input to inform this work to help ensure that it is beneficial and applicable to the registry community at large.




Foundational document for clinical registries published

Seth Blumenthal, Director, Data & Innovation for PCPI is a founding member of the Health Level Seven® International (HL7) Common Clinical Registry Framework (CCRF) Work Group which has published a foundational document for clinical registries – the HL7 Domain Analysis Model: Common Clinical Registry Framework, Release 1 (DAM). The DAM describes the function, organization, structure and major workflows of a general clinical registry. The goal of the registry DAM is to express these aspects of clinical registries to those involved in the work of developing registries or making them interoperate with other health information systems. In this way, the document can serve as a resource to close the gap between registry experts and data standards & interoperability experts.

The document is intended for use by Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and clinical registry operators and participants. It supports the development of HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) profiles and/or implementation guides for common registry use cases, and will serve as a guide to improvements in registry interoperability.

“It is our hope that this document will serve as a useful tool in interoperability work, including PCPI’s Registries on FHIR project, to improve interoperability between registries, EHRs and other source data systems, as well as other registries”, says Blumenthal.

This document is currently available to HL7 only, but will be made available publicly on February 28th here.

Your PCPI membership dollars support our expert staff, who serve on high-value national committees and work groups. Through their work your membership accelerates progress in multiple aspects of health care performance measurement and improvement.



Quality Improvement

Webinar Recording: Using the Leapfrog Hospital Survey to Drive Quality Improvement

In this webinar, sponsored by the Illinois Association for Healthcare Quality (IAHQ), conducted on Thursday, November 30, 2017, which had more than 90 registrants, attendees learned about the measures on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey and how adult and pediatric hospitals have used the survey to improve patient safety and quality.

Attendees heard Missy Danforth, Vice President, Health Care Ratings, The Leapfrog Group; and Jeffrey DiLisi, MD, MBA; Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Virginia Hospital Center, who discussed his institution’s journey in using the survey to improve their performance and patient safety. The webinar was moderated by Stephen L. Davidow, MBA-HCM, CPHQ, APR, IAHQ President and Director of Quality Improvement, PCPI, Chicago.

A PDF of the slides are available upon request. Email: