Quality Measurement

Rural Hospital Collaborative for Excellence Using IT

Description: 

Implemented advanced information technology in rural and small community hospitals including Web-based business intelligence tools, Internet connectivity, and standardized national measures of patient safety and quality; also provided education intervention to support implementation efforts and evaluate its effects on patient safety and quality.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2007

ED Disability Diagnostic Tool: An HIT Feasibility Study

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This project developed and validated a new disability diagnostic tool that allowed emergency department physicians to connect patients to better healthcare referrals and proper long-term care services.

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August 1, 2010 to May 31, 2016

Standardization and Automatic Extraction of Quality Measures in an Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record (EMR)

Description: 

Citizens Memorial Healthcare (CMH) will establish the standardization efforts necessary for data capture of quality measures in an ambulatory EMR system and demonstrate the efficiency and accuracy of using a data extraction and reporting expert to perform quality measurement in the ambulatory care setting. CMH will standardize and integrate data capture for quality of care measurement into the normal documentation of care within the ambulatory EMR.

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September 7, 2007 to August 31, 2009

EMS Based TIPI-IS Cardiac Care QI-Error Reduction System

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Implemented the time-insensitive predictive instruments built into the computerized electrocardiograph in emergency medical service settings and emergency departments; also evaluated its impact on reducing errors and avoidable delays in emergency care.

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September 30, 2004 to March 31, 2008

Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record Registry and Clinician Feedback

Description: 

This project developed an emergency care data registry for pediatric patients using electronic health records and assessed change in benchmarks for quality care measures.

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September 30, 2011 to September 29, 2017

A Partnership for Clinician Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use and Quality of Care

Description: 

This study explored the challenges to adopting electronic health records in safety net practices including nurse-managed health centers and federally-qualified health centers.

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September 13, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Health Information Technology Enablement of Quality Measurement: Health Information Technology Expert Panel

Description: 

In this project, the National Quality Forum reconvened the Health Information Technology Expert Panel (HITEP-II) to gather, synthesize, and refine clinical workflow maps, focusing on care processes related to the previously prioritized set of measures.

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June 17, 2008 to June 17, 2010

CHOICE: Coalition of Hospices Organized to Investigate Comparative Effectiveness

Description: 

This project established the feasibility of extracting quality indicators from hospice electronic medical records for comparative effectiveness research.

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September 30, 2012 to September 29, 2014

Evaluating Smart Forms and Quality Dashboards in an Electronic Health Record (EHR)

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Assesses the value of health IT to clinicians through creation of CDSS tools integrated with clinical documentation workflow and physician performance feedback, its impact on clinical decision support and quality assessment, and its cost-effectiveness.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2009

Using IT to Improve the Quality of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Management

Description: 

This study developed electronic medical record-based quality indices for eleven cardiovascular primary care services. It related physicians’ prior index scores to subsequent disease incidence and to care utilization in their patients.

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September 7, 2007 to June 30, 2010