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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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Overview

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.

Improving Performance Resources
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Health Center Case Examples in Coding and Documenting Social Risks: Introduction

Health Center Case Examples in Coding and Documenting Social Risks: Introduction

Privacy and Data Sharing Considerations | HITEQ Learning Collaborative

This health center learning collaborative series presented health center case examples that explore the privacy and data sharing considerations of EHR documentation of sensitive patient information, such as social history and social risk, and encouraged participants to discuss the implications for health centers and their patients. 

Providers encounter an increasing scope of potentially sensitive social history information as screenings for intimate partner violence, sexual and substance use history, and social risks become more common. Simultaneously, health centers face more pressure to openly share patient records with patients, patients’ other providers, and patient proxies like parents. Many of these decisions require decision-making by the clinician within the encounter, leaving clinicians feeling like they must have legal and technical expertise to apply in the context of each encounter. This session provided an overview of regulatory considerations including information blocking, the open notes movement, and common considerations and challenges that present when coding and documenting patient information in electronic medical records and aiming to ensure privacy, accuracy, and sensitivity. 

 

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Acknowledgements

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