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McKesson Quality eMeasures for Horizon Clinicals

Meets ARRA Stage 1 quality reporting requirements Integrates seamlessly with your McKesson EHR Reduces IT impact with the SaaS delivery model Includes business advisors to facilitate enterprisewide adoption of metrics To receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, hospitals must report on 15 hospital quality measures using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to collect and calculate data. Manual data abstraction is not allowed. McKesson Quality eMeasures calculates and submits meaningful use quality measures to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the states, providing an integrated approach to meeting reporting requirements. The web-based software as a service (SaaS) model allows stakeholders immediate access to view, monitor and analyze results as needed. As new measures are introduced, McKesson will quickly incorporate changes into the calculations to prevent reporting backlogs.

Getting Started
McKesson Quality eMeasures is available to customers who have installed the required EHR technology and implemented codified and prescriptive clinical content. To capture the data necessary for metric calculation, organizations must be live housewide on the following products: Horizon Emergency Care (or other certified EDIS) Horizon Expert Orders Horizon Admin-Rx Horizon Health Summary Horizon Expert Documentation The implementation of McKesson Quality eMeasures begins within approximately 30 days of your Horizon Clinicals 10.3.1 go-live and spans approximately six to eight weeks.

Measurement as a By-Product of Patient Care

Quality measure calculation requires complex calculations and statistical comparisons. Measures rely on SNOMED-coded problems, procedures and diagnoses; LOINCcoded lab results; RxNorm-coded medication administrations and other discrete, coded data captured as a by-product of patient care. McKesson Quality eMeasures extracts data, calculates each measure and displays results in a dynamic scorecard, attestation report or submission file that enables fast, patient-level analysis.

Seamless Technology
The McKesson Quality eMeasures solution is a core component of your EHR. Clinical documentation captured at the point of care is extracted regularly and automatically aggregated, rapidly returning reliable information.

Features Dynamic scorecard displays results in an interactive format Web-based access to the measures allowing stakeholders across the enterprise to view, monitor and analyze results as needed McKesson business advisors support throughout the initial reporting process

Accelerated Adoption
Achieving meaningful use is more than a technology initiative. Adopting EHR technology requires organizational and individual behavior change. McKessons business advisors ensure data adheres to the codified documentation and teach staff how to analyze coded data. Trained in quality measurement and clinical process improvement, McKessons business advisors provide support throughout the initial reporting process with on-site visits and web conferencing. Services include: Data auditing and validation System administration education Interpretation of results and identification of failure points Scorecard navigation and drilldown functionality Assistance with governance around the distribution, use and accountability for each quality metric

Quality Benchmarks Collaborative, not required for Stage 1 meaningful use, is part of the McKesson Enterprise Intelligence portfolio of solutions, designed to drive transparency and shared accountability across the healthcare enterprise. As health reform begins to drive additional changes to existing processes of payment and care delivery, McKessons advanced analytics and benchmarking solutions will lay the foundation needed to survive in a rapidly changing environment.

For More Information

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Preparing for the Future

McKesson Quality eMeasures is the foundation for McKessons Quality Benchmarks Collaborative registry, which provides comparative quality statistics and advanced analytics for subscribers regardless of their EHR vendors. McKesson Provider Technologies 5995 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005
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