Smart Surgery

[WHITE PAPER]: How Integrated OR Platform Can Help Surgeons Thrive under MACRA

20 Jun 2018

The transition to value-based payments has always been especially challenging for surgeons. The text, video, imaging, and monitoring data they need to work effectively in the OR is typically siloed in multiple systems, making it difficult for surgeons to obtain all the information they need in one view when making critical decisions that affect clinical and financial outcomes. With the passage of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which includes the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM), the stakes are even higher.

This white paper explains how an integrated OR platform can help surgeons manage risk, quality and cost more effectively by gathering all pertinent data about the specific surgery, as well as the patient’s medical history and health risks. It then shows how displaying this information in one place (and in one view) in the OR can yield multiple benefits for surgeons and provider organizations, including:

  • Improving surgeons’ MIPS scores and performance under APMs by preventing complications that lead to poor outcomes
  • Reducing variability between surgeries – and surgeons
  • Using analytics to predict a patient’s post-surgical risks so appropriate post-acute care can be arranged
  • Enhancing documentation and reporting by eliminating the need to hand-write notes and re-enter them into the electronic health record
  • Enabling a patient’s radiology images to be pulled up immediately in the OR without typing the patient’s ID number
  • Helping surgical residents improve their skills by taking a deep dive into the aggregated data and video feeds
  • Giving OR managers/directors of surgical services the ability to monitor the status of all surgeries and make adjustments to ensure maximum utilization and efficiency

white paper from Smart Surgery

Luke Walker

Written by Luke Walker

Luke Walker is the Director of Global Marketing at caresyntax. He is passionate about healthcare, data-enabled technologies, and inbound marketing. Connect with him on LinkedIn, or send him an email: luke.walker@caresyntax.com.

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