Health & IT Quality: Seeing Is Not Believing

Health & IT Quality

Seeing Is Not Believing

Consider this scenario: An adventure traveler begins his trek to a remote village in the Andes. Upon arriving at the airport, he rents a car and begins his journey on winding roads to the village. After 90 minutes of driving, he encounters an intersection with a traffic light. Upon seeing the bottom of the light glowing brightly, he continues through the intersection.

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Interoperability and Actionable Intelligence: Future Requirements, Current Possibilities

Interoperability and Actionable Intelligence: Future Requirements, Current Possibilities

Government requirements for “meaningful use” of electronic health records (EHRs) have focused national attention on the need to integrate and computerize a patient’s medical records to improve performance and support patient care processes.

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There’s Still Time to Qualify for 2010 PQRI Financial Incentives, but You Must Act Fast

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched its Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) in 2007, the Heart Center of North Texas explored, but decided against, participating in the program. The effort of collecting and reporting quality measures was so complex and onerous that it was not worth the time or effort involved.

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National Priorities Partnership Addresses the Question of Reducing Healthcare Costs while Improving Quality

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2011—Taking on areas of healthcare that together account for billions of dollars in wasteful spending, the National Priorities Partnership (NPP) released sets of specific actions to reduce healthcare costs by addressing preventable hospital readmissions, reducing emergency department overuse, and preventing medication errors.

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Aiming at Improvement

Notes on IHI’s 22nd National Forum

In recent years, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) National Forum—held in Orlando in early December — has become for me as much a harbinger of the holiday season as leftover Thanksgiving turkey, the media’s obsession with Black Friday, and the dark, cold afternoons of early winter in New England. My trip to Orlando this year offered both new and familiar experiences.

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