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Corporate ConneCtionMeaningful Use: 90-day Demonstration (Attestation)Meaningful Use (MU) is a finan- dards for MU for 90 consecutive cial incentive program being offered days. Once providers believe they by the United States government have satisfied that requirement, through the Centers for Medicare they may attest to MU and apply and Medicaid Services (CMS) to eligi- for Medicare and/or Medicaid boble hospitals and health care profes- nus payments through the newly sionals. Incenactivated sysAchieving Meaningful Use is tem. tive payments are available not an IT projectits a care To date, for those who transformation project that 10 of our Add em o n st rate affects virtually every aspect ventist Health meaningful hospitals have of operations. use of certicompleted fied Electronic Health Records (EHRs) implementation of CPOE and are technology to improve patient safe- currently in the 90-day attestation ty, quality and care, and health out- window for Stage 1 MU, scheduled comes. MU includes a list of 15 clini- for April through June 2012. It is the cal quality measures including CPOE hospitals responsibility to monitor (Computerized Provider Order En- and ensure the successful achievetry) that must be achieved to qual- ment of MU of the EHR provided ify for the EHR incentive payments. through Project IntelliCare. Incentive payments received will be In total, there are 44 quality meaused to provide additional resources sures and many reflect percentage to the organization. scores calculated during the conAdventist Health, in partnership secutive 90-day attestation period. with its physicians and clinicians, If any scores fall below required is working to meet these national thresholds, process adjustments objectives using Project IntelliCare must be made to improve the score which began more than 10 years to successfully meet the required ago. By continuing to leverage the threshold during the 90-day period. power of technology, we will be able The EHR incentive payment for 2012 to provide even safer, more effective will be forfeited if any of a hospitals and efficient care to those we serve. MU scores fail to meet the required To qualify for the first year of par- thresholds outlined in the federal ticipation, hospitals and individual regulations. practitioners must meet CMS stanRead the full article, here.

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Milstien Appointed CEO of SVHKim Milstien, has been appointed to president and CEO of Simi Valley Hospital (SVH), according to Bill Wing, senior vice president of Adventist Health and chairman of the board for the southern California facility. Milstien will assume her new role in July/August 2012. Kims service to Adventist Health has been outstanding. Her strong leadership, commitment to our mission and familiarity with the Los Angeles area will benefit SVH, stated Wing. Her strength is building new services through collaboration and relationships, which will allow SVH to meet more of the health needs in the community. No stranger to Simi Valley, Milstien began her career with Adventist Health at that hospital in 1996. In the intervening 16 years, she has also served in Adventist Healths Central California region and most recently at Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) in Glendale, California. Following progressively responsible roles in strategic planning, physician relations/sales and business development, she was appointed to her current position as vice president of business development at GAMC in September 2009. Expanding the hospitals outreach into the community, Milstien developed the hospitals first hospital-based outpatient clinic; contributed to the significant growth in market share; and substantially increased medical staff membership and engagement. Additionally, Milstien has been very involved in the development of broader networks for GAMC. Read the coverage from Simis local newspaper, here.

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