Research to Reform: Are we making progress? Measuring the adoption, meaningful use, and impacts of health IT (Text Version)

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Slide 1. Research to Reform: Are we making progress? Measuring the adoption, meaningful use, and impacts of health IT

Research to Reform: Are we making progress? Measuring the adoption, meaningful use, and impacts of health IT

September 15, 2009

Floyd Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACP
Senior Vice President, Health Information Technology
feisenberg@qualityforum.org
National Quality Forum.

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Slide 2. Quality and Information Technology

Quality and Information Technology

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Slide 3. Structure » Quality Measure

Structure Quality Measure

A "well-defined quality measure" is composed of a set of common data elements, encoded using standard taxonomies, structured logically into a standardized expression that can be shared and applied to patient data and reported.

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Slide 4. HITEP (Health Information Technology Expert Panel): Primary content experts

HITEP (Health Information Technology Expert Panel)

Primary content experts
   Study designers.
   Guideline developers.

Concept Diabetes.

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Slide 5. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Code list - 250.xx
Concept - diabetes

Can be reused with multiple quality datatypes.

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Slide 6. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

QDS element

Code list - 250.xx
Concept - diabetes
Data type - active

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Slide 7. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Stored in database for reuse across measures and decision support.

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Slide 8. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

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Slide 9. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

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Slide 10. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Includes measure-
Specific dataflow (e.g. EHR vs. PHR).

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Slide 11. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Measure
EHR, HIE, registry

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Slide 12. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

EHR, HIE, registry

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Slide 13. Primary content experts - Measure Developers

Primary content experts - Measure Developers

EHR, HIE, registry
EHR
Registries

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Slide 14. Structure » Active Project - 26 Measures

Structure Active Project - 26 Measures

CMS HITSP Project - Spring 2009

Standardize specifications for three (3) inpatient measure sets:

  1. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE - 8).
  2. Stroke (STK - 6).
  3. Emergency Department (ED - 2).
  4. Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) Ambulatory Measures (PQRI - 10).
  5. Demonstration.
  6. Certification.

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Slide 15. Structure » Quality Data Set

Structure Quality Data Set

Build Measures From Individual QDS Elements:
Adding Logic.

ACE I Prescription OR ARB Prescription - ACE I Allergy + ARB Allergy - Med Reason - Etc.
Diabetes AND Coronary Artery Disease AND / OR Moderately or Severely Depressed Left Ventricular Systolic Function.

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Slide 16. Progress: HIT Standards Committee

Progress

HIT Standards Committee

  1. Update to measure grid for meaningful use
    • Recommended set of 29 measures.
    • 17 can be retooled for EHRs.
    • Other measures
      • 10 EHR utilization.
      • 2 Privacy and Security.
  2. Retooling beginning September 21, 2009.
  3. Review measure submission workflow.

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Slide 17. HL7 Standard Development

HL7 Standard Development

Health Quality Measure Format (HQMF): eMeasure
    eMeasure Style Sheet (Human Readable)

http://www.hl7.org/v3ballot/html/domains/uvqm/uvqm.htm

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Slide 18. Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Current as of December 2009
Internet Citation: Research to Reform: Are we making progress? Measuring the adoption, meaningful use, and impacts of health IT (Text Version). December 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/conference/2009/eisenberg/index.html