Improve quality outcomes, reduce costs and prepare for bundled-payment programs

MorCare Quality Management

Medicare is now paying many hospitals a bundled payment for each episode of care. The program rewards hospitals for improving quality and reducing costs and penalizes them if costs exceed a set amount and hospitals don’t meet quality outcomes.

Bundled-payment initiatives will expand. That means healthcare professionals must work collaboratively across the continuum of care. They must also use analytics to manage patient populations and improve care transitions, reduce unnecessary readmissions, assess the performance of systems, physicians and other practitioners, and identify opportunities to improve the quality and efficiency of care.

The MorCare Quality Management system promotes care planning and coordination. It enables health systems and hospitals to detect patient- and system-based quality issues automatically and schedule them for review. The system’s rules-based logic helps identify required reviews, including readmissions, mortalities, surgical cases and complications.

The system promotes higher quality of care with

  • Best-practice indicator definitions
  • Automated best-practice peer case reviews
  • Automated Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) reviews
  • Integrated performance reporting for Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) and reappointment


Quality Management

What it includes

Document quality indicators from anywhere using an Internet connection. The quality data collection wizard gathers required information for mapping quality indicators directly onto the quality work list. There is no need for the quality reviewer to confirm reported indicators and to assign them to the right patient, visitor, staff or “other.” Entered information is immediately available on the quality work list for review, management and follow-up.

User-configured rules identify and schedule quality reviews. Quality indicators can relate to inpatients, outpatients and those who are in continuum of care programs. The MorCare Quality Management system also enables health systems and hospitals to track indicators related to visitors, staff and “other” issues, including compliance with required standards, such as those related to hand-washing, operating room checklists and medication management.

Hospitals and health systems can use the MorCare Quality Management system to track committee and peer case reviews. As quality nurses complete their reviews, they can refer them to committees and schedule them for peer review. The system generates meeting agendas and worksheets automatically. Hospitals and health systems can document and report committee meeting results electronically, including findings and recommended interventions.

Add Peer Review Manager

As an option, MorCare Quality Management integrates with the Peer Review Manager module of the MSOW® credentialing system from Morrisey, A HealthStream® Company.  Health systems and hospitals can refer MorCare Care Management-documented quality and risk reviews to Peer Review Manager electronically. Peer Review Manager allows organizations to track and document case review activities from initial screening through committee determination.

The software provides best-practice standardized data collection forms and guides users through the peer case review process. Peer Review Manager helps organizations evaluate practitioners consistently and equitably. Once users complete case reviews, MorCare’s Quality Management system stores the findings so that the quality department can access them for review and reporting.

Peer Review Manager not only provides access to an individual practitioner’s performance, but also a number of clinical and procedural processes that influence quality of care and patient safety. The system is particularly helpful in providing accurate performance-related information for FPPE and OPPE.

Spend less time on administrative tasks and

  • Track progress in real time for improved process control and throughput
  • Document attributed practitioners and reasons for reviews online for quick turnaround
  • Access case review information in one place quickly and easily
  • Accelerate communication between reviewers and committees for timely decision-making
  • Ensure consistency of case review documentation, increasing practitioners’ confidence in the process and reducing errors


Robust reporting

MorCare’s software solutions feature point-and-click graphical reporting for data analysts, department managers and other leaders. In addition, the software integrates SAP® Crystal Reports® and SAP BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence® for standard and ad hoc reporting.

Enterprise software solutions

MorCare’s software solutions share a common longitudinal patient-centric database. They can be purchased as stand-alone departmental systems or combined for an integrated solution. MorCare also integrates with MSOW® enterprise software solutions from Morrisey, A HealthStream® Company.  Together, these solutions provide integrated clinical and administrative data that supports effective, efficient operations and reporting.

Installation

MorCare’s software solutions feature point-and-click graphical reporting for data analysts, department managers and other leaders. In addition, the software integrates SAP® Crystal Reports® and SAP BusinessObjects™ Web Intelligence® for standard and ad hoc reporting.

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