Quality Improvement

Using Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality in Primary Care Practices and in Transitions between Care Settings

Description: 

This project documented, studied, and reported the engagement of six primary care practices that use electronic health records that were linked to the Secure Medical Records Transfer Network through a local data repository.

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September 15, 2009 to September 28, 2012

Defining Barriers and Potential Solutions for Collecting and Reporting Quality Performance Measures in Primary Care Offices

Description: 

In this project, primary care practices in the Virginia Ambulatory Care Outcomes Research Network conducted quality performance monitoring data collection and reporting projects.

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September 30, 2007 to March 30, 2009

Colorado Associated Community Health Information Exchange (CACHIE)

Description: 

The project designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated an interoperable quality information system for a collaborative network of community health centers with real-time, synchronized quality reporting to inform patient care.

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September 30, 2007 to June 30, 2010

Computer Automated Developmental Surveillance and Screening

Description: 

The project sought to determine if a computer decision support system integrated with routine care could improve standardized developmental screening during early well-child visits and surveillance for developmental disabilities at all pediatric visits.

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June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2013

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Indiana

Description: 

The Indiana Network for Patient Care, an operational health information exchange (HIE) in central Indiana, is one of six AHRQ sponsored State and Regional demonstration projects begun in late 2004 and early 2005 to create State or regional HIEs.

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September 1, 2004 to July 31, 2010

Assessing the Impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

Description: 

This project evaluated the economic and quality outcomes of long-term Patient-Centered Medical Home clinics in the HealthPartners Medical Group system.

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July 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010

Using Precision Performance Measurement to Conduct Focused Quality Improvement

Description: 

This study explored whether a health information technology-enabled strategy could improve quality of care for chronic conditions and preventive services.

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September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2011

Crossing the Quality Chasm in Eastern Rural Kern County

Description: 

Developed a regional collaborative and business plan for implementing health IT in a rural region; also conducted a telemedicine demonstration project to assess the barriers and issues of broad health IT intervention including telemedicine/teleradiology, scan/store medical record, chronic disease registry and personal health record, and linking the region's partners.

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September 30, 2004 to September 29, 2005

State and Regional Demonstration in Health Information Technology: Rhode Island

Description: 

The Rhode Island Statewide Health Information Exchange, known as Currentcare, facilitated the development of the capability to deploy health information infrastructure at a statewide scale.

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September 1, 2004 to June 30, 2011

Quality Indicators Care Coordination Measures Project

Description: 

This project developed the Care Coordination Measures Atlas, which catalogues 61 measures of care coordination, maps them to elements of a care coordination measurement framework, and summarizes key measure properties.

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September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2010