Health care quality improvement involves analysis of an organization’s performance and a systematic effort to improve it. Data are fundamental to quality improvement for describing how well current systems are working and what happens when changes are made.
We are in the midst of healthcare transformation with information technology at the center. Within this section, you will find information to assist you in finding available state and national data resources along with points to consider when discussing/reviewing data results with your local healthcare systems and/or providers.
A QIO consists of groups of doctors and health care experts working under the direction of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make health care more patient-centered, safer, and coordinated.
Search here by developer, product or Authorized Certification Body / Certified Health IT Product ID (ACB/PHCL ID) to find the electronic health record (EHR) being used by a healthcare provider & to see the possible reporting abilities, including clinical quality measures aligned with the National Quality Forum (NQF) measures.
HIE involves the electronic sharing of health-related information statewide, regionally and locally along with providing governance and management of the exchange process. The HIE link above has information about The State Health Information Exchange Cooperative Agreement Program and The Nationwide Health Information Network Exchange.
This dashboard includes summary information about HITECH grant programs, including their location, funding amount, and contact information.
HRSA health center program grantees report on their performance using the measures defined in the UDS where you can access state data for program grantees as well as individual health center profiles.
The CQM Dashboard displays cardiovascular disease-related measures from quality reporting initiatives focused on the Million Hearts® ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation).
These guides help healthcare professionals use their electronic health record (EHR) systems to identify at-risk patients and use and improve data on the ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation).
The Playbook is an online tool for doctors, nurses, other clinicians, practice staff, hospital administrators and others who wish to leverage health IT to actively engage patients in their health and care.
Guidance for health care providers and public health agencies on the selection and use of Population Health Management products and the data they can provide
Information to help states understand how other states are using waivers, Medicaid Health Home State Plan Amendments and other state-level policy levers to advance health IT and interoperability goals.
CDPHE Patient Navigator and Community Health Worker Definitions
CDPHE Competencies with Introduction to Patient Navigators
Patient Navigator Key Performance Indicators
CDPHE Patient Navigator Key Articles Annotated Bibliography
CDPHE Patient Navigator Studies Results Tables