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IHM Services and the Institute for Health Metrics Hosting Webinars Designed to Drive Awareness of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Challenges
[February 04, 2013]

IHM Services and the Institute for Health Metrics Hosting Webinars Designed to Drive Awareness of Meaningful Use Stage 2 Challenges

BURLINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

IHM Services Company and the Institute for Health Metrics today announced the launch of two new websites: ihm-services.com provides information on IHM's leading clinical intelligence solutions for MEDITECH hospitals, while healthmetrics.org focuses on disseminating research and providing educational opportunities.

As part of the launch, IHM Services and the Institute for Health Metrics are each hosting an educational webinar designed to help hospitals understand the changes surrounding Meaningful Use Stage 2 and how the changes will impact workflow and performance improvement for hospitals:

IHM Services Company will host the first webinar. Dr. Anita Karcz, chief medical officer at IHM Services, will provide an overview of the changes to core and menu measures in Stage 2 to help hospital personnel understand the potential impact. She will also offer insight into how IHM Services can help hospitals not only meet all stages of MU with the least amount of cost, effort and risk, but help them improve care and outcomes by identifying at-risk patients while they are still in the hospital. To register for this webinar, please click the link below:

The Institute for Health Metrics will host the second webinar. Paulette Di Angi, PhD, RN, CPHQ, chief clinical information officer at the Institute for Health Metrics will provide an in-depth review of all the requirements to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use and the context in which these changes are being presented. The presentation is intended to educate individuals who are involved in managing the day-to-day planning processes of Meaningful Use so they can understand how these changes impact workflow and performance improvement efforts. Nursing CEs are available for this webinar.

To register for this webinar, please click the link below:


About IHM Services Company

IHM Services Company was created by the Institute for Health Metrics following a Series A financing investment from HLM Venture Partners in August of 2012. IHM Services is a provider of SaaS (News - Alert)-based analytics software that allows hospitals and healthcare providers to utilize business intelligence to improve the quality of patient care and better enable them to compete in the changing world of health reform. Its innovative solution supports compliance with federal quality, pay-for-performance programs such as Value Based Purchasing, Meaningful Use, Readmission Reduction and Hospital Acquired Conditions. Specifically, the software mines data embedded in MEDITECH to provide clinicians and administrators with actionable information. Reports go beyond the retrospective data to provide valuable near real-time information that not only supports compliance with federal programs, but helps hospitals improve patient care and safety, produce predictable medical outcomes, mitigate clinical risk and improve financial performance. For more information visit www.ihm-services.com or contact us at info@ihm-services.com.

About the Institute for Health Metrics

The Institute for Health Metrics is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research, education and advocacy in healthcare. Founded in 2004, its vision was to explore whether the data residing in MEDITECH could be mined and analyzed to discover and provide better tools to help healthcare professionals improve the care of their patients. This exploration led to the development of a sophisticated system to automatically extract, normalize and standardize tens of thousands of data elements derived from millions of records and encounters. The creation of IHM Services allowed the Institute to bring this system to market. The Institute for Health Metrics will continue to focus on measuring and analyzing data related to quality care delivery across large patient populations. It will then use this research to educate IHM Services, MEDITECH, providers, vendors, researchers and public health organizations on best practice care delivery so they can all work together to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of patient care. For more information visit www.healthmetrics.org or contact us at info@healthmetrics.org.


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