Practice Transformation Analytics Dashboard for Clinician Engagement
Practicing physicians and staff are the groups that most need data support and are also least likely to receive this data in a timely manner. The CMS Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative allowed the Maryland Garden Practice Transformation Network team to design a practical data analytics dashboard that was useful and relevant to practicing physicians and staff, bringing actionable data to their fingertips. This Webinar with Dr. Niharika Khanna who will discuss this innovative project.
Dr Niharika Khanna is an experienced Academic Family Physician with a deep interest in healthcare policy and its implementation in the State of Maryland. She leads the Maryland Learning Collaborative for the CMS funded Garden Practice Transformation Network in Maryland under the Transforming Clinical Practice Network model. She plays a pivotal role in the CRISP HIE Reporting and Analytics Sub-committee and has been the architect of electronic linkages between EPIC and the Maryland Tobacco Quitline to promote tobacco cessation.
This is the link to Dr. Khanna’s article on this topic: http://www.annfammed.org/content/17/Suppl_1/S73.long
Answers from Dr. Khanna to questions asked during the Webinar that we did not have time to answer:
Q: QRUR data is no longer available.
A: The practice transformation analytics dashboard started being developed in 2017 when the QRUR data was freshly released by CMS. We were sent the QRUR data in a composite excel spreadsheet for all our participating practices. Subsequently, we are now in the MACRA/MIPS era where each practice’s data has to be extracted from their MIPS site using their MIPS identifiers. CMS told us that a similar MIPS report would be forthcoming soon. We have not seen it yet.
Q: How did physicians find and join Advanced Payment Models?
A: The Practice Transformation Network invited ACO’s Hospital model representatives, and the new Maryland Primary Care Program to present at our CME meetings and to register practices for more information sharing. In addition we connected practices individually to programs where we thought there maybe a fit, so that they could learn more about the APM.
Q: Was practice cost data easy to get?
A: We obtained cost data from the QRUR and later on we extracted from the MIPS sites individually for each practice.
Q: Are all of your physicians using the same EHR?
A: There were >20 EHRs in the PTN practices. We had expert coaches who could help practices with quality data extraction and with the development of MIPS dashboards.
Where possible we invited EHR vendors to meet with practices to help meet their needs in quality reporting and MIPS. Integrating the local HIE, CRISP, was possible with most EHRs.
Q: Explain Clinical Core Plus
A: The Clinical Core Plus is a tool for data gathering and some management. It is pretty simple to deploy in the field with training and some re-training.
This tool was made available to us by the NJII at the following website. https://www.clinicalcoreplus.com/#/
This Webinar is a non-commercial presentation sponsored by ZurickDavis
Posted on Oct 16, 2019