53. Adding Lab Data & Present on Admission (POA) to State Discharge Data

Director's Update

Text version of slide presentation from a National Advisory Council meeting.

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  • AHRQ's Clinical Data Pilot Projects (2007-2009):
    • Established the feasibility of linking electronic clinical lab data to discharge data and collecting POA in three States (Florida, Minnesota, and Virginia).
    • HCUP is building toolkits for other States to learn from the pilots' experiences.
  • Lab data toolkit addresses all facets of the data collection process:
  • POA toolkit will include:
    • Business case for POA (including example HAC [Hospital-Acquired Conditions] reports).
    • Tools to improve quality of data.


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Current as of August 2011
Internet Citation: 53. Adding Lab Data & Present on Admission (POA) to State Discharge Data: Director's Update. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2011-04-nac/clancy/slide53.html