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Accessing Data for QI

As adoption of EHRs has increased, so have the concerns about ability to access the data needed to drill down into quality improvement efforts or even reporting requirements. Depending on the type of system being used, data may be cloud based, on a remote server, or on a local server. Further, data may be accessible through preprogrammed, ad hoc, or custom reports, but there may be greater challenges to accessing raw data or data that can be analyzed for quality improvement purposes. Resources in this section address these challenges and provide actionable information for accessing the data needed.

Accessing your Data
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers
Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers

Addressing Childhood Obesity in Health Centers

The HITEQ Center interviewed ten health centers and health center partners to identify solutions and promising practices for addressing childhood obesity across the health center program. The focus included how health centers are meeting the Uniform Data System (UDS) measure and how they are taking further steps to identify and intervene with those at risk of obesity leveraging health information technology, electronic health records, and the data they have. Seven key areas are identified in the resulting issue brief.

Data Driven Programming to Maximize Care for Residents of Public Housing
Data Driven Programming to Maximize Care for Residents of Public Housing

Data Driven Programming to Maximize Care for Residents of Public Housing

This presentation walks public housing-focused health centers, such as those with public housing primary care grants, through available UDS reports and tools that can be used for informing services and planning. A number of specific examples are shown of how information from the UDS can be used for improvement. Other information provided serves as a reference for reporting of public housing on Table 4 of the UDS. 

Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services
Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services

Utilizing and Integrating Behavioral Health Data into a Health Center’s Primary Care Services

As more health centers seek to break down siloes that can fragment patient care, collaboration with or integration of behavioral health care has been strengthened, although data integration remains difficult and privacy remains paramount. This brief discusses some of the approaches, successes, and challenges in integrating behavioral health data within primary care services.

Data Dictionary Tool and Template
Data Dictionary Tool and Template

Data Dictionary Tool and Template

This Data Dictionary provides a single point of reference for data mapping and interpretation for all of the indicators in your quality reports. Organization of the data definitions in this tool provides a reference for the team of all such definitions that impact reports and alerts in the analytics application.

EHR Optimization Guides
EHR Optimization Guides

EHR Optimization Guides

Million Hearts® EHR Optimization Guides help healthcare professionals leverage their EHR systems to excel in the ABCS. Through helpful step by step instructions, the Guides illustrate how providers can use their EHR products to find, use, and improve data on the Million Hearts® clinical quality measures. Ultimately, these guides facilitate the identification of at-risk patients, helping clinical teams across the country protect their patients from heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events.

Accessing your Data
Accessing your Data

Accessing your Data

Intended to assist in ensuring full use and understanding of capabilities of current system and assessing the need for additional population health management or data integration tools, this checklist describes the steps health center quality improvement and IT staff can take to ensure they are maximizing the population health management and other capacity of current systems. It Included are questions around the system itself, report generation, training, and resulting data, as well as considerations before and after you contact your vendor.

Addressing Interpersonal Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting
Addressing Interpersonal Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting

Addressing Interpersonal Violence and Human Trafficking in the Health Center Setting

The coronavirus pandemic and consequent stay-at-home orders may increase danger for those at risk for or experiencing intimate partner violence and human trafficking (IPV/HT). Due to COVID-19, many health centers have shifted health encounters to virtual platforms, which offer unique opportunities to provide trauma-informed care and connect in new ways with those who may be experiencing abuse. Yet, telehealth and virtual visits also present health centers with new challenges related to privacy, safety and digital health equity. Given these changes in care delivery — and the inclusion of new Uniform Data System (UDS) data elements to capture IPV/HT diagnoses and services — health centers need information about how to identify and support patients at risk for or experiencing IPV/HT and leverage their health IT to provide and document care appropriately. In this webinar, presenters from the HITEQ Center and Futures Without Violence will:

--Describe how health centers can implement an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention for IPV/HT called CUES during virtual or in-person visits

--Review the newly included UDS data elements designed to capture IPV/HT diagnoses and services taking place within health centers

--Outline key considerations around privacy, safety, and equity for providing care through virtual platforms to patients at risk for or experiencing IPV/HT

--Feature promising strategies from health centers that have explored how to utilize health IT to support quality clinical care and data collection for IPV/HT

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Next Gen

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: eClinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Other EHRs

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:Other EHRs

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: E-Clinical Works

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway
Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative: Greenway

Here are three reasons why you should join us for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Collaborative:

  1. Peer to peer sharing. If you are a Primary Care HIV Prevention (PCHP) funded health center that struggles with clinical decision support, tracking HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, your peers can share innovative ideas and strategies to help you find solutions. 
  2. Relationship building. This is a unique opportunity for PCHP health centers to get together to share ideas around HIV screening and prevention. The EHE Collaborative is an opportunity to build relationships with other PCHPs.
  3. Improved technical assistance and training. Your participation in this roundtable helps HITEQ tailor our training and technical assistance services to serve you better. 
Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

View our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and practitioners to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care during COVID-19.
These sessions were designed for primary care practitioners & care teams.

Sessions include: 

  • A continuation of the weekly Weitzman ECHO sessions on COVID-19 with a new focus on the Path Forward, including one clinical session per month and three practice transformation topics.
  • A two-part QI webinar series.
  • Four QI activity sessions in which small virtual groups apply QI tools and processes on topics discussed in the ECHO sessions, such as health professions student/resident training, telehealth and team-based care, and receive guidance from QI experts.

We will continue to extend the series as the pandemic continues.

You can view our previous sessions slides and recordings at
https://www.weitzmanlearning.org/coronavirus/1590-2/

Recordings and slides will be made available after the live session.

 

Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

View our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and practitioners to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care during COVID-19.
These sessions were designed for primary care practitioners & care teams.

Sessions include: 

  • A continuation of the weekly Weitzman ECHO sessions on COVID-19 with a new focus on the Path Forward, including one clinical session per month and three practice transformation topics.
  • A two-part QI webinar series.
  • Four QI activity sessions in which small virtual groups apply QI tools and processes on topics discussed in the ECHO sessions, such as health professions student/resident training, telehealth and team-based care, and receive guidance from QI experts.

We will continue to extend the series as the pandemic continues.

You can view our previous sessions slides and recordings at
https://www.weitzmanlearning.org/coronavirus/1590-2/

Recordings and slides will be made available after the live session.

 

Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19
Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

Weitzman ECHO Series on COVID-19

View our interactive learning series led by multiple experts and practitioners to discuss emergency preparedness, operations, and clinical care during COVID-19.
These sessions were designed for primary care practitioners & care teams.

Sessions include: 

  • A continuation of the weekly Weitzman ECHO sessions on COVID-19 with a new focus on the Path Forward, including one clinical session per month and three practice transformation topics.
  • A two-part QI webinar series.
  • Four QI activity sessions in which small virtual groups apply QI tools and processes on topics discussed in the ECHO sessions, such as health professions student/resident training, telehealth and team-based care, and receive guidance from QI experts.

We will continue to extend the series as the pandemic continues.

You can view our previous sessions slides and recordings at
https://www.weitzmanlearning.org/coronavirus/1590-2/

Recordings and slides will be made available after the live session.

 

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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