Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Lecture:Quality Indicators and Comparative Effectiveness Research
Slide content:Achieving Excellence Scientific Evidence + Rigorous Methodology = Conclusions applicable to health care + Measured performance improvement 6
Slide notes:In order to achieve excellence in health care , we need a body of scientific evidence. We need a methodology that is rigorous, scientific, and able to produce conclusions which we can then distill in particular contexts. We need to be able to take these conclusions and apply them to the practice of health care. And not only just apply them, in terms of improving patient health, but also try to measure an improvement in performance of the system itself. We can also measure if the professional development by clinicians has improved and we can use the data that has been collected on patient outcomes to bolster and improve the scientific literature - to indeed, demonstrate if quality of care has been improved. 6