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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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Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates
HITEQ Center

Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

A Manual for Community Health Centers

The goal of this manual is to offer evidence-based, expert-endorsed recommendations for planning and implementing strategies in CHCs to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. It provides step by step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC screening and outcomes in practice and the appendices in this manual include a number of tested and proven tools. The easy steps laid out herein will assist in the process to effectively:

  • Develop and come to an agreement on a screening strategy
  • Provide education on appropriate and high-quality screening
  • Screen patients
  • Track follow-up of screening and results
  • Build networks
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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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