Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 7 | Lecture: c | Slide: 4
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Quality Measurement and Improvement
Lecture:Role of IT and informatics Results of current approaches to quality assessment
Slide content:Role of IT and Informatics Need electronic data (IT) and means to understand it (informatics) Series of case studies demonstrate real-world use for quality measurement and improvement ( Fowles et al., 2008) Standards emerging for measures and their reporting Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) for quality reports ( Alschuler et al., 2007) Hospital Quality Measures Format (HQMF) for individual measures ( http://www.hqmf.org ) eMeasures : Effort to retool 113 quality measures easy to extract from EHR data and express in HQMF http://www.qualityforum.org/Projects/eg/eMeasures/Electronic_Quality_Measures.aspx 4
Slide notes:This lecture discusses the role of information technology and informatics in the context of quality measurement and improvement and looks at the results of current approaches to quality measurement. What is the role of information technology, or IT, and informatics? Clearly, quality improvement cant be done without quality measurement, and measurement cant be done reliably without the use of electronic information systems to capture data. Of course, quality improvement goes beyond IT, and informatics serves a role, as demonstrated by some of the programs listed on this slide. Fowles [ fowlz ] recently published a series of case studies that demonstrated the real-world use for quality measurement and improvement. Standards are emerging for quality measures and their reporting. There is the Quality Reporting Document Architecture or QRDA [ quer - duh] for quality reports, and more recently, the Hospital Quality Measures Format, abbreviated as HQMF [H-Q-M-F]. HQMF, or eMeasures , is an effort to retool 113 quality measures that are easy to extract from electronic health records (EHR [E-H-R]) data and are easy to express in HQMF. They are listed at the website on this slide. 4