JHN Compass & Meaningful Use

Jackson Health Network (JHN) is a collaboration of physicians, health care community leaders, and Allegiance Health working together to improve patient outcomes and safety, enhance patient experience and reduce overall cost through an integrated system of care.

Functioning as a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN), JHN is designed to continuously improve outcomes and reduce costs and is dependent upon building a strong culture of committed physicians.  To help sustain that commitment, the program includes a pay-for-performance system that recognizes and rewards physicians for improved patient care outcomes.  This system stems from a program build on evidence-based guidelines developed from industry leadership groups combined with local oversight to assure that community needs are met.

The JHN Compass Registry

Jackson Health Network provider members have identified 33 elements of outpatient clinical care that are important to the health of patients. 

Measures are grouped in the following clinical bundles:

  • Preventive Care – disease prevention and early disease detection measures
  • Chronic Disease Care – focused on chronic diseases prevalent in our patient population

Data is captured in the JHN Compass Registry through entry into the NextGen patient EHR or JHN Gateway.  All JHN members, both primary and specialty care providers, are accountable to the information on gaps in care provided by the registry.  Data in the Clinical Performance Reporting System (CPRS) provides individual patient identification of gaps in care across the continuum of care.  Any provider using the Jackson County Medical Record (JCMR) benefits from easy access to this information.

The JHN Compass Registry accepts electronic data generated from the JCMR NextGen Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT) as a specialized registry with reporting used to improve individual patient and Jackson area population health in compliance with Meaningful Use CMR requirements.

Outpatient clinical measures for the JHN CIN are built in the NextGen CPRS program, data entry is validated, and Compass outcome data is validated with the medical record.  The JHN Compass allows providers to review individual patient information, compliance with each measure for all patients in the practice, and overall compliance with the program using data updated daily.  At the time of a visit, patient data is embedded and available on all outpatient clinical measures within the NextGen EMR.  Ongoing validation is maintained by JCMR and JHN staff.