CHICAGO, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Quality Reporting and Management Solution from Medisolv Inc. Following a proprietary due diligence process, AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.
Many hospitals are acquiring physician practices to form clinically integrated networks in order to improve quality of care, enhance population health and reduce the total cost of care. As health systems transition from volume- to value-based care and grow their physician base, they face greater accountability for managing their physicians' performance in and beyond the hospital.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM) and similar programs for hospitals linking payments to quality provide strong incentives for eligible providers and hospitals to demonstrate high performance by satisfactorily reporting on a large number of specific quality measures increasingly mandated as electronic quality measures (eCQMs).
Medisolv's ENCOR Quality Reporting and Management software suite helps hospitals and physicians efficiently measure and report quality data to meet evolving requirements, improve performance and patient safety, and deliver value-based care. From one integrated platform, hospitals can now manage performance improvement and report accurate quality measures data. Deployed within a hospital's intranet, the software integrates with all forms of electronic health record and other information systems to convert large volumes of existing clinical, operational and financial data into actionable information.
ENCOR automates daily abstraction of core measures; simplifies management and reporting of Meaningful Use and electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs); displays daily updates on key hospital claims measures; allows eligible providers to easily capture and report eCQM data; and provides data dashboards so hospitals and providers can monitor performance and take corrective action. Beyond software, Medisolv's solution offers the services of quality, analytics, clinicians and software experts to advise providers and practices in performance improvement strategies and guide hospitals during the solution's highly organized implementation process.
"Medisolv's Quality Reporting and Management Solution enables hospitals and their associated physicians to measure, monitor and improve quality, cost and efficiency," said Tim Steffl, chief operating & development officer, AHA Solutions. "The solution is distinguished by its comprehensive scope, which includes support for all three types of quality measures (abstraction, claims and eCQMs), and for ambulatory, outpatient and inpatient quality programs. It also stands apart for its implementation success — confirmed by its 95 percent client retention rate — in more than 300 hospitals."
"It is an honor to receive the exclusive endorsement by the American Hospital Association for quality reporting and management solutions," said Zahid Butt, MD, CEO of Medisolv. "For over 15 years, hospitals and physicians have successfully used Medisolv software to analyze, improve and report their quality data. This recognition by the AHA motivates us to reach even higher levels of performance and customer service. AHA members will benefit from the extensive evaluation done by AHA Solutions through its AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™ and can be confident in choosing Medisolv as their long-term partner in quality reporting and value-driven health care."
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.
About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions is a division of Health Forum, the strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association (AHA) dedicated to serving member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.
AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.242.4677. Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
About Medisolv, Inc.
Medisolv, Inc. is a national leader in the Quality Management and Patient Safety. Our quality management and reporting solution addresses electronic, abstracted and claims based quality measures. With our single quality reporting platform, Medisolv's highly skilled staff provides end to end support from implementation to file submission of quality data to CMS and TJC. As CMS continues to move rapidly to align its quality programs around electronic reporting and use this data for both performance based reimbursement and public reporting, Medisolv is working with hundreds of hospitals and health systems to help them keep pace with CMS' and TJC's changing specifications, validate the accuracy of their eCQM information, and improve quality performance.
For more information about Medisolv call 443-539-0505 x243 or email email@example.com.
SOURCE American Hospital Association (AHA); Medisolv, Inc.