The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) hosted its second annual Dimensions Statewide User Group (SUG) meeting on March 20. The meeting was held in collaboration with the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) to discuss state inpatient/outpatient submission and reporting.
Nearly 40 participants had the opportunity to discuss submission review, enhancements and issues. In addition, members received a Dimensions Market Analysis Update and details on how the claims information is being used for the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) quality grant. Jennifer Kok, HIIN Improvement Advisor for SDAHO, shared the focus areas of the HIIN grant and how claims data is incorporated in calculating multiple outcome measures. There are 42 South Dakota hospitals participating in the HIIN grant through the SDAHO Health Resource Education Trust (HRET).