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Second Symposium: The ARRA Funds and the Final Definitions of Meaningful Use. Dr. Joaquín Fernández Quintero, MD President TeleMedik Innova Health Solutions March 11, 2010 . Our objectives today . Facts about who we are

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second symposium the arra funds and the final definitions of meaningful use

Second Symposium:The ARRA Funds and the Final Definitions of Meaningful Use

Dr. Joaquín Fernández Quintero, MDPresident

TeleMedik Innova Health Solutions

March 11, 2010

our objectives today
Our objectives today
  • Facts about who we are
  • To continue educating healthcare professionals on key aspects of ARRA funds related to Healthcare Information Technology (HIT)
  • To promote the dissemination of HIT in Puerto Rico
facts about telemedik
Facts about TeleMedik…

Expanded Capacity for over 100 seats and offices

  • TeleMedik pioneered TRIAGE in 1997.
  • Leader company today in the Triage and Health Education Services
  • Serves over 1.6 million members
  • Pioneer in TeleHealth , Pharmacy Auditing Program, telephonic smoking cessation (Quit Line) and weight control programs.
  • Health Risk Assessments
  • Predictive Modeling Assessment

Accreditedsince 2001

HealthCall Center

Disease Management

facts about us
Facts about us…

TeleMedik Innova Health Solutions

Strong Leadership and Multidisciplinary team of Health Professionals

Leaded by clinicians in the local market

Strong Infrastructure to ensure business continuity and flexibility

Maintains and manages one of the largest databases in Health Care across the Island

  • Founded in 2007
  • 2008 PRIDCO approval for Tax exemption decree for Software Manufacturing and Exporting Services
  • Developed and deployed over 15 Softwares for Health Care services
telemedik s key drivers for the past 15 years
TeleMedik’s Key Drivers for the past 15 years
  • Higher ER (Emergency Room) utilization expenses
  • Increasing admissions to hospitals
  • Pharmacy benefit wrongful utilization and up the hill expenses
  • High risk lifestyles with higher medical expenditures
  • Poor communication, segregated information and isolated efforts
  • A need to comply with Federal and State regulations
  • Lack of trusted, flexible and up to date data base systems for

1.6 millions of lives in PR

clients and business partners
Clients and Business Partners
    • AEE American Health
    • Asociación de Maestros
    • AstraZeneca-IPR
    • CLARO
    • COSVI
    • Cruz Azul de Puerto Rico
    • Departamento de Salud
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HUMANA
    • Lucy LópezRoig & Asociados
    • MAPFRE
  • Medical Card System
  • UPR
  • Medlar, Brazil
  • MMM
  • PICA
  • PMC Medicare Choice
  • Salud Dorada con Medicare
  • SSS
business alliances and partnerships
Business alliances and partnerships
  • Babilon Technologies
  • Cardiocom
  • Centennial
  • CLARO (formerly Verizon)
  • Cy Solutions
  • DxCG
  • Engineering Solutions Group
  • Envision Technologies
  • Greenway Medical
  • HealthCom
  • MD Anderson
  • NuStream , Data Access
  • Patient Keeper
  • Recinto de Ciencias Médicas
  • SAIL (Laboratories)
our speakers presentations
Our Speakers Presentations
  • Health Information Exchange and Meaningful Use at the Hospital Level
  • EHR, Meaningful Use, and ARRA Funds: The Federal Perspective in 2010
  • Broadband Infrastructure and Health Information Exchange Systems in Puerto Rico
  • Technology solutions for Community Health Centers (FQHCs)
what is meaningful use
What is Meaningful Use?
  • The Recovery Act specifies the following 3 components of Meaningful Use:
    • Use of certified EHR in a meaningful manner (ex: e-prescribing)
    • Use of certified EHR technology for electronic exchange of health information to improve quality of health care
    • Use of certified EHR technology to submit clinical quality and other measures
meaningful use stages
Meaningful Use Stages
  • Meaningful Use will be defined in 3 stages through rulemaking
    • Stage 1 – 2011
    • Stage 2 – 2013*
    • Stage 3 – 2015*

*Stages 2 and 3 will be defined in future CMS rulemaking.

stage 1 health outcome priorities
Stage 1 – Health Outcome Priorities*
  • Improving quality, safety, efficiency, and reducing health disparities
  • Engage patients and families in their health care
  • Improve care coordination
  • Improve population and public health
  • Ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal health information

*Adapted from National Priorities Partnership. National Priorities and Goals: Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America’s Healthcare. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008.

meaningful use summary
Meaningful Use Summary
  • EPs
    • 25 Objectives and Measures
    • 8 Measures require ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as structured data
    • 17 Measures require numerator and denominator
  • Eligible Hospitals and CAHs
    • 23 Objectives and Measures
    • 10 Measures require ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ as structured data
    • 13 Measures require numerator and denominator
  • Reporting Period – 90 days for first year; one year subsequently
clinical quality measures overview
Clinical Quality Measures Overview
  • 2011 – Providers required submit summary quality measure data to CMS by attestation
  • 2012 – Providers required to electronically submit summary quality measure data to CMS
  • EPs are required to submit clinical data on the 2 measure groups: core measures and a subset of clinical measures most appropriate to the EP’s specialty
  • Eligible hospitals are required to report summary quality measures for applicable cases
partnership with cpr solutions
Partnership with CPR Solutions
  • CPR Solutions Group, formed in 2000 and headquartered in Charleston (WV), brings together a team of IT specialists and medical personnel to serve clients in network infrastructure and electronic health record (EHR) systems.
health information exchange

Health Information Exchange

Our Driver:

Turning Data into Smart Decisions

the transition to a nhin
The transition to a NHIN

Source: HIMMS Conference 2010

health information exchange service concept
Health Information Exchange- Service Concept

Source: HIMMS Conference 2010

contact us
Contact Us
  • Call us at :Dr. Joaquín Fernández Quintero
                • (787) 999-6200
  • Fax us at : (787) 999-6210
  • E-mail: telemedik@telemedik.com
  • Visit our sites @

www.telemedik.com

www.telemedikinnova.com