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2023 MUSE Inspire Conference


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As a proud member of International MUSE, Acmeware was excited to attend the 2023 Inspire Conference, June 7-10 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort Convention Center in Aurora, CO. This was our 25th conference and we enjoyed meeting everyone that stopped by our booth or attended our workshops and edcuation sessions. Read below to see all our sessions and find links to download presentations.

Pre-Conference Workshops - Wednesday, June 7


Session 701: Quality Programs - What To Expect in 2023
9:30am - 12:00pm (see conference info on-site for room information)
Instructor: Jamie Gerardo

The presentation from this session is here.

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It's important for hospitals and providers to monitor the updates from CMS and always stay prepared to comply with any changes to the quality reporting programs. This education session will provide an in-depth overview of the changes that will impact the 2023 reporting year. Across the quality programs continuum, there are changes that impact the quality measures, the data collection, reporting processes and the potential for incentives or penalties associated with program participation requirements.

To stay informed, remain compliant and ensure that patient care meets the highest quality standards, knowledge and use of reliable resources is essential. MEDITECH offers a range of resource and best practice recommendations for clinical workflows, building, mapping, and validating the data you capture. We will explore many of the available resources and demonstrate the impact they have on your final performance scores. Having confidence that the data you capture, and report is accurate, meets the requirements and paints a great picture of the safe, quality patient care that you provide.

The main learning objectives from the content shared in this education session are (1) Obtain a clear understanding of the 2023 regulatory reporting requirements for IPPS (Inpatient Prospective Payment System), OPPS (Outpatient Prospective Payment System) and the QPP (Quality Payment Program) quality programs. (2) Gain a better understanding of available resources and tools that align best practice guidance from MEDITECH with CMS and other regulatory bodies for these programs and (3) Become more familiar with how quality performance scores are calculated, how exclusions and exceptions affect the weighting process and how your performance scores not only identify improvement opportunities but also how they impact your financial bottom line.


Session 801: Build a Better Patient Dashboard with Microsoft Power BI
1:00pm - 3:30pm (see conference info on-site for room information)
Instructor: Ian Proffer

Slides from this session are here.

Want to learn a better way to present information from MEDITECH Data Repository? Come to this Wednesday Workshop to get immediate hands-on experience with Microsoft Power BI Desktop, part of the Power Platform from Microsoft. Power BI puts dynamic and interactive report design at your fingertips, making it easy improve your business and clinical analytics with simple to use and cost-effective report design tools.

In this workshop, we’ll introduce you to the different desktop, server, and cloud-based components of Microsoft’s business intelligence platform. Then we’ll dive in and show you how to build your own inpatient dashboard with Power BI Desktop while demonstrating some of the software’s niftier features - like slicers and drill-through capability - that will give your reports a great user experience.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop for real-time hands-on report building experience. (If you can’t, don’t worry, you can follow along as our instructors show you how.) When you’re finished, you’ll have a report you can use with your own MEDITECH Data Repository after you return home from the conference.

Power BI will impress you with its beautiful interface, instant performance, and deep ability to slice and dice your data any way you want – it’s unlike anything used until now for reporting from Data Repository. Don’t miss this fun and informative Wednesday workshop!

 Suggested prerequisite knowledge:

  • Familiarity with MEDITECH Data Repository
  • Beginning to intermediate skills with report design applications



Conference Education Sessions

Session 1044: Migrating Reports to Expanse: Can We Talk?
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenter: Jamie Gerardo
Thursday June 8, 3:10

Slides from this session are here.

Implementing a new EHR is a big job that every hospital undertakes at some point. If you’re on MEDITECH MAGIC, C/S, or 6.0x and considering an upgrade to Expanse, a frequently overlooked area is planning for migration of your existing (and likely very sizable) library of custom reports to work with your new system. You may have hundreds of NPR or Data Repository-based reports, all of which will need to be re-written for Expanse. Custom NPRs will have to be replaced entirely with either Data Repository or Report Designer reports. Existing Data Repository reports will need updating too - with so many reports to evaluate and replace you'll need a plan.

In this education session, we’ll discuss the report migration considerations you need to know during the planning stages before your move to Expanse. This will include how to efficiently build a catalog of your existing reports, and how to prioritize and refine the list for those that will need to be converted. We’ll also talk about other considerations related to reporting you may not have considered, including data extracts, planning for regulatory quality program reporting in Expanse, and the challenges for those hospitals considering the MaaS platform. We’ll also talk about issues and considerations during the migration to Expanse, and finally things to attend to after your go-live that will affect your ongoing report conversions, potentially for months after your initial live date.

If your hospital is considering the move to Expanse, and has a deep library of existing custom reports, don’t miss this session!


Session 1051: Harnessing the Power of Business Intelligence to Increase Patient Supply Revenue and Data Accuracy
Track: Business Intelligence, Quality Management and Reporting
Presenter: Tony Jerald, Experis Health
Co-presenter: Glen D'Abate, Acmeware
Thursday June 8, 3:10

Slides from this session are here.

This session will provide insights on the value of assessing an organization’s supply chain workflow processes as well as the integrity of the data within the dictionaries such as charge master, vendor, and item master using a Business Intelligence (BI) Dashboard. We will present jointly with a customer who has recently completed an assessment process and share tangible findings and remediation initiatives that are underway with the sizable projected short- and long-term benefits both to operational overhead and positive bottom-line revenue.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • How to gain insight into the importance and value of completing a supply chain assessment.
  • To understand how outcomes of an assessment can transform into an executable road map with tangible outcomes to reduce operational expenses and increase revenue.
  • How gaining knowledge using BI can sustain a supply chain best practice environment.


Session 1039: Reimagine Data Repository Reports with Microsoft Power BI
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenter: Ian Proffer
Friday June 9, 2:10

Slides from this session are here.

What is Microsoft Power BI? In this educational session, we’ll introduce the latest data visualization and reporting services and applications offered by Microsoft. With Power BI you can easily and quickly see not just MEDITECH Data Repository information, but data from across or even outside your enterprise, making collaboration easy and decision-making fast.

In this session, we’ll provide an overview of the Power BI applications and services and explore how to use them with MEDITECH Data Repository. We’ll see real dashboard and report examples from facilities using the MEDITECH EHR to see how their IT departments are already using Power BI to share and analyze data. Come and learn how easy it is with Power BI to see your data in a whole new way, using dynamic, interactive reports and dashboards, empowering your users to perform their own analytics.


Session 1046: Optimizing OR Scheduling and Utilization through Analytics
Track: Population Health & Analytics
Presenter: Glen D'Abate
Saturday June 10, 8:30

Slides from this session are here.

In this educational session, we will explore how disparate data available in your MEDITECH EHR can be brought together and analyzed to provide insight into the scheduling and utilization efficiency of operating room resources. Your EHR collects hundreds of data points associated with scheduling, timing, activity, and outcomes of processes and procedures related to OR utilization. The challenge with deriving actionable information from this data is presenting and visualizing it in a manner that can quicky and easily identify what is working as anticipated, and what processes are less optimal or not working as intended.

We’ll demonstrate how to identify where this data can be derived from your EHR and Data Repository and brought together into datasets that allow for detailed analysis. We will review strategies for presenting this data and demonstrate the use of Microsoft’s Power BI platform to build interactive data visualizations that present thought-provoking OR metrics. Metrics reviewed will include surgeon and provider utilization, block utilization, identifying culprits and causes of late starts and other OR inefficiencies, and much more. If your goal is to learn how to optimize your OR resources, you do not want to miss this session


Looking for information from previous conferences? See our 2022 MUSE Inspire Conference page or presentations from older MUSE conferences.