NQF Endorses Pulmonary and Critical Care Measures – National Quality Forum [US] – 31 July 2012

Posted on August 2, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Intensive Care, Respiratory Medicine | Tags: , , , , , |

NQF Endorses Pulmonary and Critical Care Measures – National Quality Forum [US] – 31 July 2012

“Washington, DC – the National Quality Forum (NQF) Board of Directors has endorsed 19 measures related to pulmonary conditions and the critical care setting. The measures focus on treatment processes and outcomes for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pneumonia.”

“The measures include those that have been endorsed for at least three years and are now undergoing NQF endorsement maintenance. The ongoing evaluation and updating of endorsed measures ensures they are current and relevant to NQF’s pulmonary/critical care portfolio. In all, 35 measures were evaluated against NQF’s endorsement criteria; 19 received endorsement status. Three were new measures and 16 were maintenance measures. Further harmonization efforts are underway for a sub-set of measures. Three measures are still under review.”

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Driving Quality and Performance Measurement – A Foundation for Clinical Decision Support – National Quality Forum – December 2010

Posted on January 20, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Informatics | Tags: , , , , |

Driving Quality and Performance Measurement – A Foundation for Clinical Decision Support – National Quality Forum – December 2010
Page Count: 58

Abstract

“Increasing deployment, adoption, and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) and health IT systems in the United States offers great potential to im¬prove the healthcare system. An important means to advance this goal is to measure performance, ensuring that relevant clinical knowledge is available at the point of care and implemented in a manner that promotes optimal care delivery. Properly positioned, clinical decision support (CDS) tools can play an important role. This report describes the development of the NQF CDS Taxonomy, the relationship between quality measurement and CDS, and the mapping of the Taxonomy to the QDS Model—an information model that lays the foundation for automatic, patient-centric, longitudinal quality measurement. The CDS Taxonomy should assist health IT system developers, system implementers, and the quality improvement community to develop tools, content, and procedures that are compatible and enable comprehensive use of CDS, thereby improving delivery of appropriate, evidenced-based care.”

ISBN 978-0-9828421-2-6

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Driving Quality – A Health IT Assessment Framework for Measurement – National Quality Forum (US) – December 2010

Posted on January 20, 2011. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Driving Quality – A Health IT Assessment Framework for Measurement – National Quality Forum (US) – December 2010
65 p.

Abstract

“Health information technology (health IT) offers great promise to improve health­care quality, safety, and affordability, and the health of the population. Passage of the recent Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) is expected to significantly drive increased adoption of health IT systems. This report examines, defines, and organizes the data needed to measure effective health IT use to better understand how health IT tools can improve healthcare delivery. The Health IT Utilization Assessment Framework is designed to define a method for expressing data that can be captured by health IT systems to understand and measure their effectiveness. Health IT use assessment can provide valuable information for most healthcare stakeholders, including the quality improvement community, the health IT vendor community, providers, payers, purchasers, and policymakers.”

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