According to a report released by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), information technologies are playing a crucial role in advancing the science of quality measurement but more can be done to apply it to quality improvement. Titled “Health IT-Enabled Quality Measurement: Perspectives, Pathways, and Practical Guidance,” the report is the culmination of an intensive two-year study funded by AHRQ and conducted jointly with Booz Allen Hamilton. It is significant for the breadth, volume and diversity of inputs from more than 200 stakeholders across the country, including providers, payors, measure developers, consumer advocates, vendors, and government. Distilling their direct feedback, the report presents possibilities for an ideal future state of health IT-enabled quality measurement and provides practical recommendations for incremental steps that organizations can prioritize now.
Stakeholders Nationwide Weigh in on IT's Role in Healthcare Quality Measurement
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