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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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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
Information Blocking Rule Requirements for Part 2 Data in Patient Portals

Information Blocking Rule Requirements for Part 2 Data in Patient Portals

Considerations for Entities that Maintain Part 2-Protected Data

CoE-PHI resource that describes the Information Blocking Rule and explains that it does not preempt stricter privacy laws and regulations such as 42 CFR Part 2.

Key Points:

  • Information blocking includes practices that would “interfere with, prevent, or materially discourage the access, exchange, or use of electronic health information.”
  • Following a legal requirement to obtain patient consent for a disclosure meets the “privacy exception” in the Information Blocking Rule and is not considered information blocking.
  • If a portal cannot segment Part 2-protected records or prevent a patient’s proxy from unconsented access to such records, the healthcare provider should not share Part 2-protected records on the portal.


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