Video overview, published in Oct. 2021
This video is to assist health centers and health center program stakeholders access and read the eCQM specifications in order to support clinical quality measure reporting on the Uniform Data System (UDS).
This resource outlines specific guidance for optimizing EHRs and health IT tools commonly used by health centers to support the monitoring, reporting, and addressing childhood obesity.
NCQA's Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition, Updated with Version 7 Standards in 2021!
HITEQ's AirTable interactive PCMH Support Tool is intended to help health centers gauge track and support their transformation process for achieving PCMH recognition.
Updated in Sept. 2020 with CY2019 UDS Data
A brief study of average clicinal quality rates among health centers who report using telehealth compared to those who do not, using data reported on CY2019 UDS. This analysis suggests that the average performance on each clinical quality measure is higher among those health centers who report using telehealth than those who do not use telehealth.
And how to design health IT interventions to improve satisfaction and reduce burden, January 2020
Provider satisfaction is of critical importance for health centers to promote safety and workforce stability. A 2013 survey found that dissatisfied physicians were 2-3 times more likely to leave medical practice than their more satisfied colleagues. This may be unsurprising given that another recent study found that physicians spend almost half of their day on the EHR and desk work. Even during the patient visit, 37 percent of the time in the exam room is spent on these tasks. The increase in clerical and documentation burden related to EHR adoption was cited as a contributor to provider dissatisfaction. This resource puts forth several options for assessing provider satisfaction or burden, with a focus on health IT. Results of recent research as to the challenges that providers experience are outlined, and then several possible health IT interventions are profiled.
Guidance and Methods for Health Centers
This document outlines the ways in which effective onboarding and orientation methods will result in shorter learning curves, improved job satisfaction, and improved retention.
From the Center for Care Innovations
Healthcare organizations are flooding with data. Health centers have a wealth of data about their patients and their community. It is essential that these organizations build a strong foundation of people, processes and technology to leverage that data to improve care and better serve the underserved.
A compendium of references and tools. Created in October 2018, updated January 2020.
This compendium of references and tools is intended to support Quality Improvement efforts and to build skills across health center staff, particular those who may be tasked with leading data literacy and data governance activities or are new to the health center world.
A Resource from the Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC) and the Doctor’s Office Quality Information Technology University (DOQ-IT University) for The National Learning Consortium (NLC)
This resource is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in identifying a leadership team for a successful EHR implementation. Selecting the right people for an EHR implementation team is a critical step in a successful implementation. In general, members of the team should be enthusiastic, well-respected and forward thinking. Team members should bring differing perspectives on how the EHR will be used and provide a wide array of skills and knowledge. The size of a practice will determine the size of the implementation team. For smaller practices, one person may be managing several of the areas of responsibility included.
Intervention Project Planning Template, June 2020
Provider satisfaction is of critical importance for health centers to promote safety and workforce stability. Organizations may be working to reduce burden or increase satisfaction of the provider workforce. This worksheet is intended to assist organizations in operationalizing the information set forth in HITEQ’s Assessing Provider Satisfaction: Designing health IT interventions to improve satisfaction and reduce burden.