MUSE Conference and Participation (2022)

MUSE Conference and Participation (1)

As a proud member of International MUSE, Acmeware was pleased to attend the 2022 Inspire conference May 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan Resort. After the last two years of virtual conference offerings, it was great to be back in person! A big thank you to everyone that stopped by to chat in the exhibit hall and those that attended our presentations.

We presented some exciting and timely workshops during theSunday seminars, as well as a host of regular education sessions. Please find the sessions below along with links to the presentations. We look forward to seeing you at MUSE Inspire in 2023!

Pre-Conference Workshops - Sunday, May 15

MUSE Conference and Participation (2)

701 - Microsoft Power BI Fundamentals
Instructor: Ian Proffer
Half-day, 9:30 - 12:00

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What is Microsoft Power BI? In part 1 of our 2-part Sunday Seminar on Microsoft Power BI, we’ll introduce the latest data visualization and reporting services and applications from Microsoft, which are ideally suited to sharing information from your MEDITECH Data Repository and across your organization’s suite of other systems and applications.

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You’ll learn about the different desktop, server, and cloud-based components of this business intelligence platform and see a demonstration of Power BI Desktop and the Power BI service. Then we’ll take a detailed look at how to build reports using Power BI Desktop – attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for real-time hands-on report building experience. If you don’t have a laptop, don’t worry, you can follow along as our instructors show you how. When you’re finished, you’ll have a report you can use with your own MEDITECH Data Repository after you return home from the conference.

Power BI will impress you with its beautiful interface, instant performance, and deep ability to slice and dice your data any way you want – it’s unlike anything used until now for reporting from Data Repository. Don’t miss this fun and informative Sunday seminar!

Suggested prerequisite knowledge:

  • Familiarity with MEDITECH Data Repository
  • Beginning to intermediate skills with report design applications

801 - Developing for Data Repository with Microsoft Power BI
Instructor: Ian Proffer
Organization: Acmeware, Inc.
Half-day, 1:00 - 3:30

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In part 2 of our two-part Sunday Seminar on Microsoft Power BI, we’ll take in in-depth look at the ins and outs of using Microsoft Power BI Desktop with the MEDITECH Data Repository.

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The atypical database schema of the DR isn’t quite what Power BI expects when connecting to a data source, so we’ll look at different connectivity options and different ways you can use SQL code to efficiently present data to Power BI. We’ll talk about data models, the heart of any Power BI-based report, and demonstrate how to build them effectively in Data Repository.

If you can bring a laptop, we’ll guide you through building a real BAR-based data model and report with Power BI Desktop, while demonstrating some of the software’s niftier features, like slicers and drill-through capability, that will give your reports a great user experience. If you don’t have a laptop, don’t worry, you can follow along as our instructors show you how. When you’re finished, you’ll have a report you can use with your own MEDITECH Data Repository after you return home from the conference.

We’ll walk through the Power BI service options after your report is published, showing how you can use workspaces, apps, and dashboards to make reporting easy for your users while managing security and permissions securely. Finally, we’ll look at how you can keep your datasets current, connect to your on-premises servers using a gateway, and optionally manage report delivery using deployment pipelines.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of Power BI Desktop and service (online) tools and applications. Optionally, if they bring a laptop, attendees will gain first-hand knowledge of Power BI Desktop while they design their own report during the seminar.

Suggested prerequisite knowledge:

  • Familiarity with MEDITECH Data Repository
  • Beginning to intermediate skills with report design applications

703- MIPS: Don’t Let it Sink Your Ship
Instructors: Alexis O’Grady and Sherri Pierce
Half-day, 9:30 - 12:00

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With the ever-changing quality reporting and regulatory landscape, it is essential that eligible clinicians and provider organizations not only understand the basics of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program, but also understand the scoring details of each MIPS category and how it relates to their overall MIPS score to optimize performance and maximize the payment adjustment.

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Over the years CMS has focused on improving patient care by tying provider reimbursement to performance in quality programs. As a result, the Quality Payment Program (QPP) began January 1, 2017, requiring eligible clinicians to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) if they were not part of an Advanced Alternative Payment Model. This workshop will explore the MIPS program structure and provider eligibility, as well as dive into each category’s requirements and key components associated with scoring. We’ll review real-world examples to tie all the presented information together. We’ll also review other reporting options under QPP and the future of MIPS.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the structure of the MIPS program
  • Identify MIPS changes for 2022 reporting year
  • Explain the scoring for each MIPS category

Conference Education Sessions

1007 - Microsoft Power BI and Data Repository
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenter: Ian Proffer
Monday 5/16, 2:30-3:25

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In this session, we’ll introduce the latest data visualization and reporting services and applications offered by Microsoft. With Power BI you can easily and quickly see not just MEDITECH Data Repository information, but data from across or even outside your enterprise, making collaboration easy and decision-making fast. Power BI will impress you with its beautiful interface, instant performance, and deep ability to slice and dice your data any way you want – it’s unlike anything used until now for reporting from Data Repository. We’ll provide an overview of the Power BI applications and services and explore how to use them with MEDITECH Data Repository. We’ll see real dashboard and report examples from facilities using the MEDITECH EHR to see how their IT departments are already using Power BI to share and analyze data.

1057 - Analyze, Act, and Innovate with Microsoft’s Power Platform
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenters: Daniel Deatrick,Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital and Ian Proffer
Wednesday 5/18, 10:00-10:55

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Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital has transformed the informatics and reporting experience across our organization with Microsoft Power BI and Power Apps. In this session, we’ll demonstrate some of the real-world solutions we’ve built at NVRH, using the latest data visualization and services and applications from Microsoft. Whether the data is from MEDITECH Data Repository or any other system, Power BI makes it easy to seamlessly present interactive reports and dashboards that engage your users.

We will present and discuss three distinct data solutions we built to inform our leader’s decision-making process. Our materials management dashboard visualizes our current inventory, transactional history, and a dynamic interactive means to calculate our inventory days-on-hand. Next, we will showcase a custom app we built to display approximate wait times to inform our patients in the waiting room. Finally, we will present a data tool that enables our leadership to dynamically update and view our daily department staffing issues in a centralized location.

1062 - Improve Your Quality Performance Scores
Track: Financials & Regulatory
Presenters: Sherri Pierce and Alexis O’Grady
Tuesday 5/17, 10:00-10:55

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Improving patient care and saving lives is the foundation of all performance and quality improvement measures across the healthcare continuum.In this education session, we’ll review ideas to consider for reducing medication errors, reducing hospital readmissions, and practicing responsible antibiotic stewardship by implementing best practices as they relate to important hospital inpatient measures and quality initiatives, including the hybrid HWR (hospital-wide readmissions) measure from CMS, NHSN’s antimicrobial use and resistance (AUR) reporting, and CMS’ Hospital Harm measures for both Severe Hyperglycemia and Severe Hypoglycemia.

How your hospital workflow documents and captures potential adverse events and other quality-related patient outcomes is likely different than guidelines defined within quality measure specifications and rules. We'll review some of the key criteria for newer quality measures and examine how you can plan to use MEDITECH and Data Repository to prepare for your hospital’s best outcomes.

1097 - OR Utilization Analysis
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenters: Chris Giroux, Northwestern Medical Center, and Glen D'Abate
Wednesday 5/18, 11:00-11:55

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This session will explore how disparate data available in your MEDITECH EHR system can be brought together and analyzed to provide insight into the scheduling and utilization efficiency of operating room resources. Your EHR collects hundreds of data points associated with scheduling, timing, activity, and outcomes of processes and procedures related to OR utilization. The challenge with deriving actionable information from this data is presenting and visualizing it in a manner that can quicky and easily identify what is working as anticipated, and what processes are breaking.
We will discuss how to identify where this data can be derived from within your EHR and how it can be brought together into datasets that allow for detailed analysis. We will review strategies for presenting this data and demonstrate the use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Power BI interactive data visualization application to present thought-provoking OR metrics. Metrics reviewed will include surgeon and provider group efficiency comparisons, block utilization, identifying causes of late or overlapping scheduling, trends in OR utilization by specialty, and much more.

To view our sessions and information from other Inspire events, please visit ourprevious MUSE conferencespage.

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