Through the data validation process, valuable information is gained that can then be used to improve performance around patient care or quality of care metrics.  Improving quality performance may take the form of improving data collection processes, better identifying patients who need additional interventions, or decreasing missed opportunities to provide patients appropriate interventions, among other possibilities. This section includes guidance on leveraging Health IT to improve quality performance including change packages for recommended approaches related to various quality of care measures.

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Leveraging EHR and Workflow to Improve Screening Rates
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Leveraging EHR and Workflow to Improve Screening Rates

HIMSS 2016 Davies Award Winner Shares Their Experience


According to the Mountain Park Health Center's Case Study for their 2016 HIMSS Davies Award:

Mountain Park Health Center’s mission is to provide access to affordable primary healthcare within the communities we serve. We have been providing care to the greater Phoenix community since 1983. Mountain Park has 5 full service Joint Commission-certified PCMH clinics, a YMCA based Pediatrics Only and Dental clinic, and two school based Pediatric clinics. Our primary integrated care model reaches over 70,000 patients and we provide the community over 365,000 encounters. Mountain Park serves nearly 26,000 pediatric patients. Out of those, nearly 20,000 need to have their weight assessed as a part of obesity prevention. Prior to implementation of our EHR system, the documenting of assessments was subpar. Post implementation, our screening rates fell to 63%. Leadership was surprised by this decrease given the success of other screening programs system-wide. An investigation discovered there was no standard workflow for the child weight assessment. The eCW Admin team in partnership with clinical leadership reviewed the disjointed process and developed a new, more successful workflow. Since 2015, the childhood weight assessment rates have been 100%.

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