Cloud Computing – Pharmacy/NDC Data files

New Internet database services have been developed for access by the Optimum Clinical software. The national drug data files have been moved to cloud computing on the Google data center. The services will be used to automatically update the facilities drug formulary databases used by the Pharmacy and Physician Order Entry modules. This eliminates the need for users to have to manually to download and apply the updates.

The cloud computing services is being expanded to include many commonly accessed information databases.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Computerized Physician Orders – Email Encryption

Now Orders sent via email can be encrypted with an electronic signature. These encrypted email messages can only be viewed by an email program that has the corresponding public key to decrypt the message. This feature allows the email orders to be sent orders to the vendor pharmacies over public internet services.

Encryption is needed to be HIPAA compliant for personal health information transferred over public networks to ensure the patient’s privacy.

Some Vendor pharmacies do not have HL7 gateways to electronically received and send Orders. Some prefer to receive the Orders via Email. Sending Email places the patient information on the Internet where it can be viewed by unauthorized individuals in violation of the HIPAA regulations. It is strongly advised to implement secured email technology to guard the privacy of your patients.

Encryption; The security employs PGP encryption which uses public-key cryptography and includes software to bind the public keys to a user name and/or an e-mail address.

The sender creates a Digital Signature (using PGP) for the messages using either the RSA or DSA signature algorithms. PGP computes a “hash or message digest” from the plain text, and then creates a Digital Signature by combining the hash and the sender’s private keys.

Digital signatures; Email uses PGP to support message authentication and integrity checking. The former determines whether the message was actually sent by the person/entity claimed to be the sender. The latter is used to detect whether a message has been altered since it was completed (the message integrity property).

Higher Reimbursement with MDS ARD Optimizer

New MDS ARD scheduling functions have been added to the Optimum/EMR to enable Rehabilitation therapists/MDS coordinators to determine the best MDS ARD date to use by analyzing a patient’s administered/scheduled treatments, submission date range and projecting the highest MDS scores attainable.

Calculating an optimized MDS ARD Date is a complex process that requires; evaluating data from multiple Rehabilitation sources, projecting the MDS Case Mix Index (CMI), based on completed/scheduled treatments and selecting the appropriate submission date within the period. The MDS ARD Optimizer simplifies the process of selecting the best possible MDS ARD submission date by projecting the most appropriate assessment reference date to use for each MDS. Also, the Optimizer assists the therapist in rearranging the scheduled treatments to optimize the MDS CMI scores.

Selecting optimum MDS ARD dates cam increase your MDS/CMI scores and improve your facility’s revenue by thousands of dollars per month.
 
 
 
 
 

ADL/MDS Interface to TeamTSI Services

Users subscribing to TeamTSI’s services can now submit their completed MDS for evaluation by TeamTSI QI/QM services. The entire process is online, delivering the results in real-time directly to the user’s screen.

TeamTSI offers the Nursing Home MDS & Quality Indicator/Measure (QI/QM) Risk Analysis Service™ a cutting-edge product. This service analyzes every aspect of MDS data producing a highly effective series of risk analysis reports, resident drill-downs, clinical highlight focuses, pattern trending, reimbursement cost analysis, staffing, acuity ratios, real-time resident/facility risk focusing, and other customizable features.

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