Peer Group Topics

This year, we transition from module-specific Peer Group meetings to a topic-based approach. The broad categories noted below should encourage a larger and diverse audience to come together to discuss best practices and share solutions. Given the comprehensive topics, we welcome two Peer Group Leaders to volunteer for each topic.

Peer Group topics:

Web Ambulatory
Topics include:
•    Revenue Cycle Management
•    Medication Reconciliation
•    Integration
•    Build Strategy (Location vs. Facility)
•    Health Management

Patient Engagement
Topics include:
•    Portal Use
•    Remote Scheduling
•    Telehealth
•    Patients updating their medical records
•    Patient wearables / Devices Integration
•    Questionnaires
•    Application Programming Interface (API)

Population Health
Topics include:
•    New Payment Models
•    Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
•    MEDITECH Tools:  Surveillance, Registries, Health Maintenance
•    Clinical Documentation Information (CDI) / Concurrent Coding / Physician Query Form (PQF)
•    Data Exchange (Home Health; Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF))
•    Transitions of Care

Regulatory
Topics include:
•    MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015)
•    MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System)
•    Promoting Interoperability
•    Public Health Reporting (Immunizations; Syndromic Surveillance; Lab Reporting)
•    Opioid Stewardship / Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
•    340B Drug Discount Program

Revenue Cycle
Topics include:
•    Admissions and patient access
•    RCG (Revenue Cycle Group) vs B/AR
•    DMSD Reporting (Data Management Status Desktop)
•    FSD (Financial Status Desktop)
•    Charging on Documentation (Updating / Maintaining)
•    Materials Management and Supply Chain

Reporting / Analytics / Business Intelligence
Topics include:
•    BCA – Business & Clinical Analytics
•    DR – Data Repository
•    RD – Report Designer
•    NPR – Non-procedural Representation (report writer)

Infrastructure and Digital Security
Topics include:
•    Server Backup
•    Redundancy
•    Cloud Computing
•    Help Desk / Incident Management
•    Testing Data Recovery Process
•    Downtime Systems / Redundancy
•    Use of Hardware (including Scanners and Barcodes)
•    CMS Management

Patient Care
Topics include:
•    TAR - Transfusion Administration Record
•    Queued Orders
•    Shared Queries
•    Problem Lists
•    Universal Discharge
•    Handling drug shortage
•    Drug dictionary
•    Reference Labs
•    Oncology

Workflows
Topics include:
•    Surgery Ordering
•    Medication Reconciliation
•    Manage Transfer
•    Bed Board / Environmental Services
•    Ambulatory Surgery Center vs. Hospital-based
•    24/7 Pharmacy
•    Use of Scribes
•    Anesthesia Integration

6.x / Expanse
Topics include:
•    Standard Content
•    Dictionary / Naming Convention
•    Pre- and Post-Implementation

Culture
Topics include:
•    Support Model of Multiple Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
•    Staff Experience
•    Training / Elbow Support
•    Human Resources
•    Change Management
•    Inspiration / Innovation

SUR – MEDITECH’s Surgery module

Critical Care – MEDITECH’s Critical Care module

PCM - MEDITECH’s Physician Care Manager module