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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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How Are Value Sets Standardized?

Measures list data elements as criteria. To be sure those implementing the measures enter the right patients and the right information into the analysis, they must carefully explain what information from the clinical record is needed. For example, the term “blood pressure” seems specific, but blood pressure is actually a combination of two clinical findings: a systolic blood pressure (when the heart is contracting, or beating) and a diastolic blood pressure (when the heart is resting between beats). Each is measured at the same time. Blood pressure can also be taken at rest; during or after exercise; or in a lying, sitting, or standing position. Each of these qualifiers (metadata) about the blood pressure is important ...

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