|[January 10, 2013]
Premier healthcare alliance Experts to Discuss MSSP ACO Application Process, New Measures for Infection Prevention and Improving Supply Chain Efficiency
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
This month, Premier
healthcare alliance member and executive experts will share
knowledge on how to apply for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)
as an accountable care organization (ACO); the new clinical measures for
ventilator associated events (VAEs) from the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC); and improving efficiencies in the supply chain.
Premier will host the following Advisor
Live® webinars, which are free and open to the public:
CDC-NHSN's new ventilator-associated events surveillance definitions:
Are you ready
Michael Klompas MD, MPH, FRCPC, FIDSA, Harvard Medical School,
Department of Population Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Gina Pugliese, RN, MS, vice president, Premier Safety Institute®,
Premier healthcare alliance
Learn about the new National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
"surveillance definitions" for tracking and determining VAEs,
including ventilator-associated pneumonia for adults, and receive
practical advice for successful implementation.
Lessons learned from an active MSSP organization and how to apply for
this growing program
Brian N. Busbee, ACO project manager, managed care, WellStar
Kerri Franklin, clinical decision support director, quality
service and patient safety, WellStar Health System
Parker Marsh, senior performance partner, Premier healthcare
Learn how to navigate the MSSP application process, about current
MSSP organizations, and what to consider when preparing to apply
and operate a MSSP ACO.
In addition, Andy Brailo, Premier senior vice president of member field
services, will participate on a panel discussion at the MDSI
Regional Distribution Summit in Philadelphia on January 11. He will
present an overview of the Premier's group purchasing services,
alternate site contracting strategies and how to successfully implement
group purchasing contracts.
Premier is a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more
than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites helping healthcare
providers improve their patient care and finances. Alliance
representatives speak around the country each month sharing best
practices to improve care delivery.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S.
hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and
technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other
providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with
more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the
nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with
information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering
measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier
also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com.
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