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Back to the Basics - Quality Measure Data Validation

Posted by Nicole Miller on Dec 14, 2022 3:40:19 PM

At OSIS, we are kicking off the Health Center Program Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting season with Members around our Network. As we’re preparing for crunch time, whether a seasoned veteran or it’s the first time reporting, quality measure data validation can become quite chaotic for all. In this post and in a recent OSIS Webinar Series: Quality Measure Data Validation 101, we go back to the basics of quality measure data validation to help keep your health center on track for 2022 reporting. “Going back to the basics is the simplest way to find calm in the chaos.” Author Unknown 

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Topics: EHR, FQHC, UDS Reporting

Increase Efficiency with Clinical Reconciliation - Beginner FAQs

Posted by Nicole Miller on Dec 13, 2022 4:45:06 PM
 

Is your health center looking for ways to improve efficiency, save time, and reduce medication and entry errors? If so, read further as we will define Clinical Reconciliation, discuss why we recommend it, and explain where and how to access it in the NextGen Healthcare EHR application. Recently, Amanda Cox, an OSIS NextGen EHR Specialist, RMA, CEHRS, led the OSIS Webinar Series: Tips and Tricks to Easier Clinical Reconciliation for OSIS' network of health centers in hopes of reducing medication errors and increase efficiency. Below, we take a look at some FAQs to get started with your NextGen Clinical Reconciliation.

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Topics: Community Health Center

'Tis the Season of Falling for Scams

Posted by Nicole Miller on Oct 24, 2022 3:59:41 PM
 
As the seasons change, so must our actions in raising cybersecurity awareness internally and externally as an organization. The leaves are changing colors, the temperature is getting colder, and the holiday season is right around the corner. Wrapping up October and Cyber Security Awareness Month and the year’s campaign theme - “See Yourself in Cyber” - at OSIS, we are sharing the message that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, it is really all about people. It is essential to emphasize the role each individual plays in online safety, and stress the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity at home and in the workplace. Moving into the holiday season, this article will highlight new scams to avoid falling for and how users of all ages can stay safe on the internet by practicing good cyber hygiene.

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Topics: Community Health Center, Cybersecurity

Insights and Considerations for MAT and UDS Reporting

Posted by Nicole Miller on Oct 21, 2022 3:56:15 PM
 
Capturing Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services for quality reporting, such as annual Uniform Data System (UDS) submission or Service Area Competition (SAC), can be tricky. Since Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) may be provided by a variety of provider types, clearly outlining these within the electronic health record (EHR) is essential for accurate data capture and reporting. This article can guide practices in the configuration of providers within their electronic health records to ensure reporting requirements for MAT services are captured and reported accurately. Though UDS is the primary program discussed, the information provided within this article will be beneficial for various other quality programs where MAT services must be reported.

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Topics: Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization, UDS Reporting

Managing Unmatched Prescription Refills in NextGen EHR

 
When refill requests are sent from the pharmacy but do not match the system, they are placed in a queue that must be managed by the practice. This blog will review what makes a refill request unmatched, how to make the match in the Unmatched Refills module, and answers to frequently submitted questions. 

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Topics: Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization, Unmatched Refills

UDSX Dental Sealant Measure - Strategies for Success in NextGen

Posted by Guest Blogger: Marki Anderson, OSIS Quality Consultant on Aug 24, 2022 4:45:59 PM

The dental sealant measure is the only dental quality measure collected by Uniform Data System (UDS) and is often overlooked. However, because this is the only dental measure, practices should work to ensure that their data is accurate and take steps to improve the process. Because Electronic Dental Record (EDR) is separate from Electronic Health Record (EHR), and there is often a separation between management and oversight between dental and medical, this article can guide practices in optimizing the dental sealant measure.

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Topics: EDR, Community Health Center, FQHC

OSIS NextGen Quick Tips — NextGen Known Issues You Need to Know!

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jun 22, 2022 10:39:38 AM

OSIS NextGen Quick Tips are here to provide insight to Community Health Centers who leverage the NextGen® Healthcare enterprise. With up to two Sound Bites each month, we'll cover topics important to you, including: EHR, EPM, EDR, Behavioral Health, PCMH, and more. These quick tips are free and offer an 'out of the box' resource to help make your NextGen Investment as highly functional as possible. Click More to listen to the next OSIS Quick Tip.

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen Optimization, OSIS NextGen Quick Tips

OSIS NextGen Quick Tips — Making a Statement with My Phrases

Posted by Nicole Miller on Jun 22, 2022 10:31:16 AM

OSIS NextGen Quick Tips are here to provide insight to Community Health Centers who leverage the NextGen® Healthcare enterprise. With up to two Sound Bites each month, we'll cover topics important to you, including: EHR, EPM, EDR, Behavioral Health, PCMH, and more. These quick tips are free and offer an 'out of the box' resource to help make your NextGen Investment as highly functional as possible. Click More to listen to the next OSIS Quick Tip.

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Topics: Community Health Center, FQHC, NextGen Optimization, OSIS NextGen Quick Tips

What Patient Portal is Best for Your Health Center

Posted by Nicole Miller on May 25, 2022 11:21:39 AM
 
Determining what patient portal best fits your health center and its needs is a delicate balancing act. It is important to carefully review all options. What is a patient portal? According to the Official Website of The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a patient portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient, 24-hour access to personal health information and medical recordscalled an Electronic Health Record or EHRfrom anywhere with an Internet connection. Patient portals are designed for patients to save time and streamline communication with the care team while having better control over their health and care.  

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Topics: Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization, Patient Portal

Employee Retention – NextGen Training for Success!

Posted by Nicole Miller on May 19, 2022 2:41:24 PM
How can we improve our NextGen New Hire Training process to minimize the need for retraining, improve patient care, and decrease employee turnover? What is the best way to train a new employee in NextGen? If your organization is asking these questions, this post reviews some essential tips to a successful NextGen® Healthcare training process for newly hired employees within your practice.  

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Topics: Community Health Center, NextGen Optimization