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  • apps – MediCaring.org
    improve their apps and will get promoted on Medstartr s crowdfunding portal in the run up to the second part of the contest In the second part the competitors are judged and the winner gets 25 000 Here are some of the areas the challenge seeks to address according to the ONC s website Optimizing patient provider communication and customizing management of survivor care Follow up care needs like medication tracking and adherence health promotion appointment and symptom tracking Improving communication across survivor care networks using tools to improve health data and interoperability standards such as Blue Button Submissions will also be assessed on their ability to adapt to the evolving care needs of survivors including the potential for integration with electronic care platforms and between family friends and healthcare providers The deadline for the competition is May 28 at 11 59 pm Pacific time To apply click this link The winners will be announced over the summer Read more http medcitynews com 2013 05 onc backs 30k app challenge for improving cancer care transitions ixzz2TxPeFe00 This article is used with permission from www medcitynews com where it originally ran on May 15 2013 MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community

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  • January 14 deadline for comments on Meaningful Use Stage 3 – MediCaring.org
    and EP patients for at least patients dying in your state in the half year following service Or making outcomes of common and serious situations available to patients through the patient portal so patients could see that their system had x of patients with diabetes meeting patient directed goals or y hospitalizations per year or per lifetime for persons who had at least one hospitalization for CHF or COPD This endeavor ties to SGRP 115 on generating lists for QI and other purposes SGRP 119 calls for recording family history There is a very important parallel endeavor of recording the family situation caregiving potential and needs for support It is occasionally somewhat relevant to the care of an elderly person to know what illnesses run in the family but it is usually more important to know who cares for this person who lives with him or her what personal care they are able to do what skills they have or can acquire and so forth This is often skipped in the current hospital physician records leading to dramatic and disastrous errors in home care Just creating a space for recording the family caregiving and living situation and options would be a major gain and could be added as narrative for now though some of this could readily be digitized and that work is underway SGRP 205 calls for patient access to a summary of an office visit The same summary should be available for home care visits and residential nursing facility visits The summary for hospital and skilled nursing home visits is reasonably included in the overall summary but the summary in home care and nursing facility care is parallel to that in the physician s office The RFC asks for advice on what to include We would recommend a summary of the situation and likely course the problems dealt with in this visit and the related goals and an assessment of how the patient is doing with regard to the goals and the revised plan of care to include services in all relevant arenas including medications therapies tests social supports caregiver issues and others SGRP 302 calls for medication reconciliation at the time of transfer This is an important requirement However medication reconciliation itself is not precisely specified The specifications given are mostly attentive to allergies and drug drug interactions Effective medication management requires that the goals for each medication be explicit and documented The records therefore of medication prescription should have the ability to record the goal also This is really essential for transitions since medications can be used in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of goals It is very different to have a person using insulin transferred with the goal stated as avoid glycosuria and delirium as compared with maintain tight control with HgbA 1 c 7 Sometimes it is even difficult to discern which one or more of the patient s problems are being addressed by a particular treatment a problem that could

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  • electronic health records – MediCaring.org
    The Meaningful Use requirements cannot come close to requiring this yet but we could pave the way by encouraging documentation of functional status and outcome in the record in standardized formats of course e g using the CARE instrument Some hospitals for example follow at least survival in their state s vital records and therefore have in their records the fact and date of death The MU3 rule could create an optional entry as a signal for later growth in this area by for example documenting survival of EH and EP patients for at least patients dying in your state in the half year following service Or making outcomes of common and serious situations available to patients through the patient portal so patients could see that their system had x of patients with diabetes meeting patient directed goals or y hospitalizations per year or per lifetime for persons who had at least one hospitalization for CHF or COPD This endeavor ties to SGRP 115 on generating lists for QI and other purposes SGRP 119 calls for recording family history There is a very important parallel endeavor of recording the family situation caregiving potential and needs for support It is occasionally somewhat relevant to the care of an elderly person to know what illnesses run in the family but it is usually more important to know who cares for this person who lives with him or her what personal care they are able to do what skills they have or can acquire and so forth This is often skipped in the current hospital physician records leading to dramatic and disastrous errors in home care Just creating a space for recording the family caregiving and living situation and options would be a major gain and could be added as narrative for now though some of this could readily be digitized and that work is underway SGRP 205 calls for patient access to a summary of an office visit The same summary should be available for home care visits and residential nursing facility visits The summary for hospital and skilled nursing home visits is reasonably included in the overall summary but the summary in home care and nursing facility care is parallel to that in the physician s office The RFC asks for advice on what to include We would recommend a summary of the situation and likely course the problems dealt with in this visit and the related goals and an assessment of how the patient is doing with regard to the goals and the revised plan of care to include services in all relevant arenas including medications therapies tests social supports caregiver issues and others SGRP 302 calls for medication reconciliation at the time of transfer This is an important requirement However medication reconciliation itself is not precisely specified The specifications given are mostly attentive to allergies and drug drug interactions Effective medication management requires that the goals for each medication be explicit and documented The records therefore of medication prescription

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  • Online resources and opportunities for caregivers – MediCaring.org
    Another new resource comes from individuals around the country who have responded to a challenge issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology HIT Entrants were asked to create 2 minute videos describing how they had used IT to support their caregiving work Those videos can now be seen on the ONC Family Caregiver Challenge website If you sign up you are eligible to vote for your favorites Winners are eligible for several thousand dollars in prizes Stories are moving and informative Watch a few by following this link http caregivers challenge gov Key words caregiving NBC News AARP ONC challenge contest Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Keeping Track of Dementia Patients Would a Universal Identifier Help Meet Medicaring Staff in Chicago American Society on Aging annual conference this week MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times April 29 2016 Optimizing care transitions the role of the community pharmacist Dove Medical Press April 26 2016 3 lessons to improve patient care transitions FierceHealthcare April 21 2016 Dave Alfano

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  • HHS launches health IT challenge to improve care transitions for hospital-discharge patients – MediCaring.org
    This latest challenge was announced during today s Care Innovations Summit The Summit is co hosted by the ONC the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services the West Wireless Health Institute and Health Affairs to call attention to importance of care transitions and address the gaps in care coordination with a focus on better care and better health at a lower cost The scheduling of follow up appointments and post discharge testing before leaving the hospital helps ensure safer and more effective transitions Unfortunately most patients across the country continue to leave the hospital without confirmed appointments and many providers remain frustrated by a highly manual and unreliable system The Discharge Follow Up Appointment challenge will focus on promoting effective care transitions This challenge is an enormous opportunity for software developers to develop solutions and pursue models that can be adopted across a community said Farzad Mostashari M D Sc M national coordinator for health information technology Scheduling post discharge follow up appointments is critical but not easy for patients or providers and we re excited by the possibilities that will stem from this challenge For additional information about ONC or on the i2 program visit http HealthIT gov For more information about Health 2 0 which helps support the i2 challenge program visit www Health2Con com Key words challenge grant care transitions ONC apps Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI Integrating Care for Populations and Communities Webinar Community Organizing Webinars Principles and Practicalities MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us

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  • challenge grant – MediCaring.org
    to create a web based application that could empower patients and caregivers to better navigate and manage a transition from a hospital This latest challenge was announced during today s Care Innovations Summit The Summit is co hosted by the ONC the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services the West Wireless Health Institute and Health Affairs to call attention to importance of care transitions and address the gaps in care coordination with a focus on better care and better health at a lower cost The scheduling of follow up appointments and post discharge testing before leaving the hospital helps ensure safer and more effective transitions Unfortunately most patients across the country continue to leave the hospital without confirmed appointments and many providers remain frustrated by a highly manual and unreliable system The Discharge Follow Up Appointment challenge will focus on promoting effective care transitions This challenge is an enormous opportunity for software developers to develop solutions and pursue models that can be adopted across a community said Farzad Mostashari M D Sc M national coordinator for health information technology Scheduling post discharge follow up appointments is critical but not easy for patients or providers and we re excited by the possibilities that will stem from this challenge For additional information about ONC or on the i2 program visit http HealthIT gov For more information about Health 2 0 which helps support the i2 challenge program visit www Health2Con com Key words challenge grant care transitions ONC apps MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as

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  • ONC Two-Week Challenge Ends Today – MediCaring.org
    have already received more examples are at the end of this email responses have been blinded intentionally Completed a CMS CCTP application in a community with attention to creating meaningful information tracking clinical information sharing platform advised a start up software company developing a care transitions information product Put together a concept idea to improve notifications of hospitalizations between home health companies and area hospitals via automated technology Submitted a grant to add to an app we created and include algorithms on transitional care A preliminary prototype of this app is being tested now and will be available on the apple store by year s end Have shared specific innovative programs as models for IT enabled care transitions with aging service providers across the continuum of long term care and support services As a national organization we have outreach to over 5 500 not for profit provider organization Continued work on an HIT enabled palliative care program with an east coast health system and worked on developing scope for a transitions in care pilot site as part of ONC Challenge grant work Tweet Pin It Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Name required E mail required URI How Patient Activation Can Improve Care Transitions CLASS ACT GONE BUT COSTS OF AGING REMAIN MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County

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  • information technology – MediCaring.org
    28 2011 on Twitter 2WC ITrans and complete this 10 question post meeting activity by this Friday Here s five examples that we have already received more examples are at the end of this email responses have been blinded intentionally Completed a CMS CCTP application in a community with attention to creating meaningful information tracking clinical information sharing platform advised a start up software company developing a care transitions information product Put together a concept idea to improve notifications of hospitalizations between home health companies and area hospitals via automated technology Submitted a grant to add to an app we created and include algorithms on transitional care A preliminary prototype of this app is being tested now and will be available on the apple store by year s end Have shared specific innovative programs as models for IT enabled care transitions with aging service providers across the continuum of long term care and support services As a national organization we have outreach to over 5 500 not for profit provider organization Continued work on an HIT enabled palliative care program with an east coast health system and worked on developing scope for a transitions in care pilot site as part of ONC Challenge grant work MediCaring is a service of the Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness at Altarum Institute Follow Us To receive our email newsletter send a request to email protected Tweets by medicaring Care Transitions News Ringling Bros circus elephants set for final act Sunday USA TODAY April 29 2016 PMH announces Annette Schnabel as president CEO Bureau County Republican April 29 2016 College baseball Weekend Preview April 29 May 1 NCAA com April 29 2016 AbbVie Doubles Down on M A Bloomberg April 29 2016 Aspen Valley Hospital reaps awards for patient experience Aspen Times

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