HITEQ Health Center Mastering Clinical Measures Badge

This badge is designed to support health centers by providing staff with a better understanding of clinical quality measures.  Materials include a crosswalk of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) that details measure specifications and inclusion in other quality reporting programs. For health centers transitioning electronic health records (EHRs), a guide to Uniform Data System (UDS) eCQMs is included to help prioritize clinical data elements needed for accurate reporting.  Also included are tools from HITEQ designed to help health centers assess their workflows and learn how to access and use resources related to quality measure reporting. 

Take some time to read through some of the articles on this page and then fill out the submission form on the right and you will be rewarded with a Mastering Clinic Measures badge! This is an official badge that is submitted by the HITEQ Center as a proof of completion to the blockchain. Your credentials can be added to profiles such as LinkedIn and verified through accreditation services such as Accredible and Open Badge.

 

Interoperability Readiness Scorecard
Molly Rafferty

Interoperability Readiness Scorecard

HITEQ Center, July 2023

Many health centers struggle to reap the benefits of technological advancement and investments in health information technology (health IT), while others embrace them and reap rewards. Interoperability is one such example; requiring health centers assess systems, relationships, and implementation.

There are keys to successful interoperability implementation for which health centers must develop processes, stand up infrastructure (within the system, internally and externally, and organization), and then take action.

Process refers to structured processes, policies, and procedures within the health center.

Infrastructure refers to structural capacity and ability within the health center’s technology and staffing structure.

Action refers to full implementation to the point of active and ongoing use and engagement.

This scorecard encourages health centers to consider their processes, infrastructure, and action in a number of key areas. Each area key to interoperability are to be self-graded on a scale of 1 through 5, where 1 is poorly or not yet developed and 5 is well developed. Health centers can also use this to guide discussions and monitor progress over time.

Instructions:

  1. Review the score card as a whole. Address questions, such as those about terminology or that need internal background knowledge.
  2. Bring together a multi-disciplinary team, perhaps an existing data governance or improvement team, to discuss and complete the score card. You can do this on a computer by using the fillable PDF below, or on paper by using the printable PDF below. 
  3. Take the score card results, and use them to inform next steps. Re-evaluate once steps have been completed.

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