Quality and your Electronic Health Record
|Accountable Care Organization 2012 Program Analysis|
On October 20, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new rules under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) to help doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers better coordinate care for Medicare patients through Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs create incentives for health care providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings – including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
The Commonwealth Fund The Vermont Accountable Care Organization Pilot: A Community Health System to Control Total Medical Costs and Improve Population Health
New England Rural Hospital Performance Improvement Summit-Board's Role in Hospital Quality
IHI "What Do the Best Boards Do, and How Do They Do It”"
IHI: Framework for Leadership for Improvement
IHI: Getting Started Kit: Governance Leadership "Boards on Board"
AHRQ: Incorporating Health Information Technology Into Workflow Redesign
The purpose of this contract is to develop a toolkit that health care organizations and decision makers can use to assess their workflows and determine when and how health IT may be used.
AHRQ: Quality Measurement Enabled by Health IT: Overview, Possibilities, and Challenges
Health information technology (health IT) has seen a tremendous increase in adoption over the last 3 years and plays a critical role in the U.S. health care system. Currently, quality measurement is primarily conducted via manual chart entry, manual chart abstraction, and the analysis of administrative claims data despite continued growth in health IT adoption and progress in the retooling of existing measures into electronic measures. However, health IT has the potential to advance quality measurement and reporting by availing access to information not previously available and automating data collection. Additionally, reduced reliance on paper medical records presents an opportunity for health information to be shared across care settings to follow the patient, thus facilitating the measurement of quality across providers and time.
HRSA Quality Improvement
The purpose of this module is to provide a foundation and an introduction to quality improvement (QI) concepts and key topics for developing or improving a QI program within an organization.
IHI Process Analysis Tools-Run Chart
AHRQ Public Reporting as a Quality Improvement Strategy
Guide to Privacy and Security of Health Information
Protecting patients’ privacy and securing their health information is Adopting an Electronic Health Record and a core requirement for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid electronically sharing incentives programs for electronic health records.
CMS Few Adverse Events in Hospitals were Reported to State Adverse Event Reporting Systems
For Fun Quality Overview Graphic