Pharmacy OneSource, software-as-a-service provider of Sentri7, a real-time patient surveillance, documentation and reporting system, is pleased to announce a complimentary webinar presented by Steve Riddle, BS Pharm, BCPS, FASHP, and Tom Jordan, RN, BS, CIC on "The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospitals: Rising to the Occasion to Improve Care."
Health care reform has arrived via HR 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Numerous changes will be rolling out over the health care landscape in the coming years. Key areas of focus include expansion of hospital quality measures, increasing focus on hospital-acquired infections and conditions, reducing hospital readmissions and incorporating patient satisfaction as measured by the HCHAPS survey. For the first time, hospital reimbursement by CMS will be tied to performance related to these indicators. In addition, greater emphasis will be placed on coordination of care both within the hospital and for care transitions related to admissions, transfers and discharges.
Riddle and Jordan will discuss the content of HR3590 and the demands it will place on hospitals. Opportunities for infection preventionists and pharmacists to demonstrate their value in driving quality improvement processes and improving patient outcomes will be shared.
The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospitals: Rising to the Occasion to Improve Care
DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2010
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
About the Presenters:
Steve Riddle, BS Pharm, BCPS, FASHP, currently serves as the VP of Clinical Affairs for Pharmacy OneSource. Riddle serves on the CMS-appointed Hospital Outpatient Quality Measures Technical Expert Panel and is a member of the ASHP Quality Improvement Initiative Expert Panel. He has 24 years of pharmacy experience in clinical practice settings, including internal medicine, critical care, bone marrow transplant, renal transplant and acute and chronic cardiovascular care management.
Tom Jordan, RN, BS, CIC, has more than 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. Prior to becoming an infection preventionist, he worked in pediatric intensive care, trauma nursing, and employee health. He has 20 years experience in acute care infection prevention. He has been an APIC member for many years and has contributed articles to Advance for Nurses and Nursing Spectrum.
About Pharmacy OneSource
Pharmacy OneSource (pharmacyonesource.com) is healthcare's #1 Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider. Our more than 80 innovative team members provide best-in-class, SaaS solutions to current and future challenges within health-systems worldwide. Our SaaS solutions contribute to swift and safe healthcare through earlier, easier and better access to data. More than 1,300 healthcare organizations worldwide utilize our HIPAA compliant web-based services: Accupedia, Amplifi, MedBoard, Quantifi, ScheduleRx, Sentri7, Simplifi 797, and VeriForm.