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Streamlining the search for computerized physician order entry (CPOE) information

and insight just got easier. The new HIMSS CPOE wiki brings data, documents and valuable guidelines on meet- ing and exceeding meaningful use into one location. The HIMSS Enterprise CPOE Workgroup developed the wiki with the leadership of workgroup chair Paul Kleeberg, M.D., clinical director for Minnesota and North Dakota REC REACH.

What’s a wiki, you ask? It’s a Web site that allows any visitor to edit and/or update content. So all interested parties get a chance to chime in. The HIMSS CPOE wiki connects users as they in- troduce new or participate in current conversations on CPOE. It’s been designed as an interactive discussion forum, so following threads is easy.

CTeL unveils telehealth Web site WEB SITE

The Center for Telehealth & e-Health Law (CTeL) recently launched a fi rst-

of-its-kind, comprehensive Web site to address detailed legal and regulatory telehealth issues. The site will provide continuously updated legal and regulatory telehealth resources and offer complex and specialized information for CTeL members.

In addition to numerous resources, including fact sheets, briefi ng memos, reports and white papers, the site will also include comprehensive reports detailing laws and regulations for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia as they impact the delivery of telehealth.

Through an interactive licensing map, physicians provid- ing services via telehealth will be able to research how to meet out-of-state licensing and prescribing requirements – information vital to the practice of telemedicine. According to CTeL, the site will utilize social media components, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and LinkedIn, to keep users engaged and up to date on the most important issues, legislation, decisions and cases. The site also plans to host virtual “Tele-Town Halls” that will serve as live, interactive forums for discussing emerging telehealth issues.

TriZetto and MEDai partner to provide fully integrated solution

The TriZetto Group is enhancing its care management and value-based solutions for health plan members and their pro- viders through a strategic partnership with clinical analytics developer MEDai. The goal of combining TriZetto solutions and MEDai analytics is to pro- vide a comprehensive approach to maximizing the use and benefi ts of care management programs and value-based incentive and reimbursement programs by including enhanced features, such as clinical risk modeling, identifi cation and stratifi cation, patient compliance monitoring, provider cost and utilization analysis and comparison, cohort analysis, and other

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health data analytic capabilities. These capabilities are expected to be embedded in TriZetto’s Clinical CareAdvance and Value-Based Benefi ts Solution in 2011, in addition to future integration into TriZetto’s patient-centered medical home (PCMH) solution and core administration systems.

Health plans and medical practices alike will be able to use the integrated solution to model and com- pare their costs based on full practitioner and patient compliance with clinical best practices versus actual compliance or noncompliance. In this way, both payers and practitioners can manage the clinical and fi nancial outcomes for their members, patients and practices.


“The workgroup launched the wiki to broaden use and understanding of CPOE, a health IT application with con- tinued growth and relevance to electronic health-record system implementations,” says Dr. Kleeberg. “Physicians, nurses, implementation staff, pharmacists and anyone supporting the adoption and use of CPOE can fi nd and contribute valuable information resources on the wiki.” Users also can find/compare content, share best practices and templates and review lessons learned on CPOE implementation. The wiki is organized by various stages of implementation: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and transitioning to operations and optimization/maintenance. It is also organized by topics called “building blocks” that transcend stages of implementations.

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