Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Ignites Relationship with Healthcare Startup

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Clinicians aim for a common goal; to have their patients receive the best care possible. Part of assuring the consistent delivery of quality patient care is complying with federal regulations and hospital accreditation standards.

According to CMS.gov, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs. If a hospital is not up to par with the standards CMS sets, they risk losing their Medicare certification as well as accreditation by deemed-status agencies. When this happens, most hospitals go out of business.

It was through a common desire to help hospitals be successful in the regulatory arena that a unique partnership between the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and VaultMR was formed. CIHQ is a membership-based organization comprised primarily of acute care and critical access hospitals across the United States.

CIHQ became aware of a member organization’s desire to use VaultMR’s new electronic health record (EHR).  VaultMR is a Dallas-based startup that has built a highly intuitive EHR platform targeted for post-short-term acute care facilities.

“We saw a wonderful opportunity to partner with VaultMR in designing an EHR that helps hospitals comply with Medicare Conditions or Participation,” said Richard Curtis, Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ. “EHR companies often focus their energy on building platforms that are compliant for reimbursement – which is obviously important. But attention also needs to be paid to designing an EHR platform that complies with all of the regulations,” Curtis added.

The relationship made sense to VaultMR founder and Chief Operating Officer, Soumen Bhattacharya. “I was pleasantly surprised that they (CIHQ) reached out to us. We are a startup. But we are constantly working on improving the product and this consulting partnership provides more clarity over compliance issues within the industry,” he said.

Bhattacharya also considers how help from CIHQ eased the burden on hospital staff. “Long term benefits include overall customer satisfaction. By working with CIHQ’s consulting arm, we can improve our customers’ quality of documentation and ease some of their stress from overwhelming requirements,” he said.

After working together, both parties recognize the value of continuing the relationship. “We certainly look forward to working with VaultMR in the future. Our work to-date has already given us a better appreciation of the complexities of rehab care,” said Curtis.

 

 

VaultMR is an electronic health care platform for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and soon-to-be for nursing. The company has created a powerful, easy to use, interoperable platform through which health care facilities, administrators and clinicians engage, personalize and delight patient care.

Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality Ignites Relationship with Healthcare Startup

VaultMR Takes Interoperability Pledge

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VaultMR has joined a growing number of HealthIT developers as well as 90 percent of electronic health records used by hospitals nationwide and the top five largest health care systems in the country. This Pledge for Interoperablility was recently introduced by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We have taken the pledge to follow certain principles to advance interoperability among health information systems. Read our VaultMR’s full pledge below.

The VaultMR Interoperability Pledge:

We, VaultMR, share the principle that to achieve an open, connected care for our communities, we all have the responsibility to take action. To further these goals, we commit to the following principles to advance interoperability among health information systems enabling free movement of data, which are foundational to the success of delivery system reform.

Consumer Access: To help consumers easily and securely access their electronic health information, direct it to any desired location, learn how their information can be shared and used, and be assured that this information will be effectively and safely used to benefit their health and that of their community.

No Blocking/Transparency: To help providers share individuals’ health information for care with other providers and their patients whenever permitted by law, and not block electronic health information (defined as knowingly and unreasonably interfering with information sharing).

Standards: Implement federally recognized, national interoperability standards, policies, guidance, and practices for electronic health information, and adopt best practices including those related to privacy and security.

To implement these commitments,

We are committed to enabling consumers to access their electronic health information. Although we do not directly interact with the patients and their authorized representatives, we provide education, training, and support to enable providers and healthcare organizations to interact directly with the healthcare consumers in order to provide easy access to their health information through our admin portals.

We are committed to providing the tools within an in-patient EHR to enable providers and healthcare organizations to share individual’s health information without any intent for interference to block such sharing.

VaultMR is an electronic health care platform for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and soon-to-be for nursing. The company has created a powerful, easy to use, interoperable platform through which health care facilities, administrators and clinicians engage, personalize and delight patient care.

VaultMR Takes Interoperability Pledge

Top Physical Therapy Influencers You Should Be Following

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Nowadays, you hear news first from social media instead of an actual newspaper or news station. And if you’re in the medical field, your peers are almost guaranteed to be on at least one social media platform. When you’re a physical therapist, it sometimes becomes easier to be on social media to stay up to date with regulations in your area, best practices, and new updates in the world of physical therapy. So if you’re needing help getting into the groove of the Twittersphere, we’ve listed a few physical therapy influencers to get started. You can follow along with links to their Twitter so you can easily follow and stay up to date:


 

APTA – American Physical Therapy Association
@aptatweets
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The American Physical Therapy Association seeks advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. #PTTransforms
PTJ: Journal of APTA
@ptjournal
PTJ is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Jerry Durham
@jerry_durhampt
Physical Therapist.. Love Bikes, Beastie Boys, Biz, Baseball. Books, Bourbon. #bizPT#IbringPASSION#dbajd#conversations#BizBaseballBourbon#PatientsArePeople
Jarod Carter
@DrJarodCarter
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy with a Cash-based PT practice. I also enjoy helping other PTs give 3rd Party Payors the finger. .
Julie Wiebe 
@JulieWiebePT
Sports Medicine Physical Therapist, women’s health evangelist and mom.
Sarah Haag
@SarahHaagPT
Physical Therapist – pelvic issues, pain issues, functional issues – likes to discuss stuff over a good drink. Decided to become a runner. Loves yoga..
These influencers will surely help you get started as you forray into social media. Whether you want to catch up on some industry news or find the latest blog post from one of these influencers, you can find something to get going!

VaultMR is an electronic health care platform for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, and soon-to-be for nursing. The company has created a powerful, easy to use, interoperable platform through which health care facilities, administrators and clinicians engage, personalize and delight patient care.

Top Physical Therapy Influencers You Should Be Following