Using Healthcare IT to Measure and Improve Healthcare Quality and Outcomes
Floyd P. Eisenberg
In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Understand the structure and components of a quality measure to help implement the components in electronic health records (EHRs)
• Determine whether there is sufficient precision in a quality measure definition to implement it in an EHR and obtain consistent results
• Consider clinical workflow to capture and manage data in an EHR for use in clinical decision support or quality measure reporting
• Identify evolving standards used for electronic quality measurement
Why Measure Quality?
“If you cannot measure it, you cannot control it. If you cannot control it, you cannot manage it. If ...