A National Web Conference on Health IT and Quality

Event Details

  • Date: June 23, 2010
  • Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm


  • Presenters: Denni McColm, M.B.A., Karen Kmetik, Ph.D., and Henry Fischer, M.D.

Overall Purpose:

Ms. McColm began the national Web conference by providing an overview of the 3-year quality measurement project at Citizens Memorial Healthcare. She discussed the challenges involved with applying quality measurement in ambulatory care and describe how they were able to achieve their goals. Dr. Kmetik described the Cardio-HIT project, whereby different practice sites with different EHRs exported data to a warehouse for the calculation of national performance measures. She also described current efforts to design measure specifications to enable integration of measures into EHRs. Dr. Fischer concluded the event by presenting on the use of an integrated diabetes registry to improve the quality of care for adult diabetic patients in a safety net system. He described the effects of providing both patients and providers information via report cards and the benefits and challenges of this process.

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