Working with a leading vendor of gastroenterology software, Inform Diagnostics Life
Sciences, the nation’s largest independent anatomic pathology lab,
now enables the pathology section of the
GIQuIC form to populate automatically. Inform Diagnostics’ structured diagnosis data and smart electronic
interfaces facilitate this easier process, which improves the current
approach of using free-form text for pathology diagnoses.
Inform Diagnostics has worked closely with
Modernizing Medicine company, to build an electronic interface that enables Inform Diagnostics’s
diagnoses to flow directly into the patient chart within the gGastro electronic
health record (EHR) system. Staff at gastroenterology practices and ambulatory
surgery centers (ASCs) who use both Inform Diagnostics for GI anatomic
pathology and gGastro will see the pathology section of the GIQuIC form
complete automatically. Staff submitting PQRS data through GIQuIC will
need only to enter each patient’s follow-up interval.
“Inform Diagnostics forms close partnerships with clinicians for
both anatomic pathology as well as technology solutions,” said Tom
Zaves, Senior Vice President of Sales and Product Strategy for Inform Diagnostics
Life Sciences. “This new capability enables our clients to automate
the entry of their pathology diagnoses.”
What is GIQuIC?
The GI Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd. (GIQuIC) is a non-profit collaboration
of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and the American Society
for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and provides a quality benchmarking
registry. Physicians participate by collecting and submitting colonoscopy
data. Participation in GIQuIC enables practices and ASCs to participate
in PQRS reporting in order to avoid penalties by the Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS).
Inform Diagnostics provides fee-based consulting services to help clients
understand their options for quality reporting and how to embed quality
reporting into their practice or ASC. Quality reporting such as via GIQuIC
is required for participation in the CMS programs Value-Based Modifiers
and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as the industry moves
toward a pay-for-performance model.
About Inform Diagnostics
Inform Diagnostics provides the highest quality anatomic pathology services,
primarily in the fields of dermatology, hematology, gastroenterology,
urology, and breast health. The company’s team of more than 90 distinguished
expert subspecialists utilizes state-of-the-art pathology laboratories
to serve more than 5,500 patients every day. Inform Diagnostics continuously
improves diagnostic precision through consensus-based terminology and
criteria, rigorous quality assurance, daily consensus conferences, extensive
educational and training activities, and close relationships with clinical
partners. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Inform Diagnostics Life Sciences is a subsidiary
of Inform Diagnostics Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest clinical diagnostics and
laboratory testing service provider. For more information, visit www.MiracaLifeSciences.com.
gMed, a Modernizing Medicine company, provides the gastroenterology industry
with a fully integrated platform consisting of an EHR system, Endoscopy
Report Writer, practice management solution, patient portal, data analytics
and revenue cycle management services. To find the right gGastro solution
for your practice, visit www.gmed.com or call 888-577-8801.
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