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Overview

Successful use of Health IT enabled Quality Improvement requires a strong organizational foundation. This includes understanding motivating factors as well as barriers, communicating the value of using Health IT to improve quality and outcomes, and building buy in and commitment throughout all levels of the organization. Resources in this section provide ideas and guidance on how to navigate this critical first step.

Empanelment: Defining and Establishing Patient-Provider Relationships
Empanelment: Defining and Establishing Patient-Provider Relationships

Empanelment: Defining and Establishing Patient-Provider Relationships

Empanelment is the basis for population health management and the key to continuity of care. Accepting responsibility for a finite number of patients, instead of the universe of patients seeking care in the practice, allows the provider and care team to focus more directly on the needs of each patient. Inside, find guidance for establishing and maintaining patient panels.

PCMH Self-Assessment Tool
PCMH Self-Assessment Tool

PCMH Self-Assessment Tool

This tool is for use by health centers interested in assessing their readiness for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) under their 2014 Standards. It can be used by first time users as well as those seeking a renewal. The tool walks organizations through the requirements for each of the standards, elements, and factors for NCQA PCMH recognition by providing a way of tracking what they currently have in place and what they are missing, a list of supporting materials to submit to NCQA, as well as Health IT tools that can support both the implementation of the required factors as well as the generation of the documents/reports needed for submission. It is recommended that this tool be completed by a multi-disciplinary team, assigning a lead various components to ensure follow-through and completion of tasks.

Analytics Capability Assessment
Analytics Capability Assessment

Analytics Capability Assessment

The Center for Care Innovations (CCI) developed this tool to address a potential gap around defining and assessing analytics capability in health centers, as well as to provide education on some of the complexity and nuance of working with data and building a data-driven culture.

Acknowledgements

This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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The Quadruple Aim
Quadruple Aim

A Conceptual Framework

Improving the U.S. health care system requires four aims: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, reducing per capita costs and improving care team well-being. HITEQ Center resources seek to provide content and direction aligned with the goals of the Quadruple Aim

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